125 The Enduring Icon
Published Friday 15th June 2018.
Our book ‘125 The Enduring Icon’ is 100% HST and tells the story of the last forty-five years of the InterCity 125 in a new and very factual way.
Using a largely photographic format, supplemented by detailed text sections and captions, the whole history is covered to ensure the fullest possible picture of the operational life of HSTs from inception up to the end of 2017.
Neville Hill Enamel Badge
The badge is a duplicate of the Intercity nameplate which used to be fitted to HST Powercar 43154.
It measures 5cm in length and has a pin clip on the rear.
The badge will be securely packed for delivery which is included in the price.
Midland to Manchester DVD
During summer 2004, 125 Group was given exclusive authority by Midland Mainline to record the view from the cab of a Project Rio service.
In order to ‘keep the sun on our backs’ we nominated the 0900 from London St. Pancras as first choice train. On the day, there were two things that we desperately wanted to avoid, one was rain, the other a VP185! Fortunately the rain kept away and we were not disappointed with the set provided, 43198 leading and 43158 trailing gave a flawless performance. Despite a random signal check and some horses on the line, Leicester was reached early so we were away ‘right time’. Remarkably, the next time we stopped was in the platform at Manchester Piccadilly having run via the regular Rio route of the Erewash and Hope Valleys and then via Romiley as the Stockport area was blocked for West Coast Route Modernisation work.