FOR SALE – MARK III RFM CATERING CAR 10206

10206 Data Panel

As previously circulated in various forums, 125 Group has reluctantly identified that Loco-hauled Mark III catering vehicle 10206 is surplus to requirements. The sale notice can be found here.

The Group now needs to bring this process to conclusion – Anyone wishing to make an offer to purchase 10206 needs to request a bid form from the Group by mailing alex.wood@125group.org.uk. A bid form will be forwarded electronically, together with full details of bid submission rules.┬áBids will only be accepted on the sale form provided. The closing date for bids will be midday on Tuesday 20th February 2024.

Please do not bid unless you have the ability to remove and keep this vehicle – it is approximately 23m long, 3m wide and 4m high, weighing some 35 tonnes. Anyone making a successful bid will be required to remove the vehicle from its current site within 6-8 weeks maximum. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be utilised by the Group to support its HST fleet and develop its Charitable aims.

The Midland Venturer

A railtour almost 30 years in the making!

125 Group are thrilled to announce the first main line rail tour using our very own HST!

Running on SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 2023, the trip will start in the Midlands with calls at Ilkeston, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield before running along its former route to London St Pancras.

After a break in the capital, we retrace our steps with set downs at Loughborough (connections available for Derby and Sheffield), Nottingham and Ilkeston.

Outbound: Ilkeston (PU 07.48) – Codnor Park Jn – Trowell Jn – Radford Jn – Nottingham P1 (PU 08.30 / RM) – Radford Jn – Trowell Jn – Alfreton – Chesterfield P3 (PU 09.04) – Beighton Jn – Woodburn Jn – Sheffield P8 (PU 09.35) – Chesterfield P2 – Derby P6 (PU 10.16) – Loughborough P2 – Leicester P3 (PU 10.56) – Kettering – Bedford – Luton – London St Pancras P3 (SD 12.06 / break)*

Return: London St Pancras P3 (PU 16.19) – Flitwick P4 – Bedford P2 – Wellingborough P3 – Kettering P2 – Leicester P2 (SD 17.54) – Loughborough P3 (SD 18.14) – Nottingham P3 (SD 18.40 / RM) – Radford Jn – Trowell Jn – Ilkeston (SD 19.16)*

The train will be formed of six trailer vehicles (4 standard, 1 caterer and 1 first class) with power cars MTU 43159 in its stunning Midland Mainline livery and VP185 43089 in EMT colours providing the power. The coaches will utilise our recently installed tanked toilet system to comply with Network Rail standards and our catering vehicle will supply hot and cold food and drinks throughout the trip. The menu for the railtour can be found here. A limited number of first class places are available and a selection of light refreshments will be included in the booking price for First Class (Update: FC is now full).

Bookings are being handled for us by our good friends at the Branch Line Society. 125 Group members are asked to add their membership number on the booking which can be made here.

*Please note the routing and timings are subject to change and are correct at time of posting.