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HST Class 253 locomotive No. 041 at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s

HST Class 253 locomotive No. 041 at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s


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Filename: 5.6 HST.jpg

Size: 2043 x 1494 (2.3MB)

Date: 25th January 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: D1 015

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HST Class 253 locomotive No. 041 at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s

High Speed Train (HST) Class 253 locomotive No. 041 waiting at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s.
The Intercity 125 HST was introduced in 1976 and was built by British Rail Engineering Ltd. With its iconic livery and branding, and a maximum service speed of 125mph, it was a popular and successful train. Many Intercity 125s still remain in service today

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Paddington Station Platform 1 Intercity


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This print showcases the magnificent HST Class 253 locomotive No. 041 elegantly waiting at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the vibrant atmosphere of the 1980s. A true symbol of British engineering prowess, this High-Speed Train (HST) was introduced by British Rail Engineering Ltd. in 1976 and quickly became an icon of its time. With its distinctive livery and branding, this Intercity 125 HST exuded a sense of power and sophistication as it effortlessly reached speeds up to an impressive 125mph. Passengers were treated to a smooth and comfortable journey aboard this popular train, which played a vital role in connecting people across the country. Even though decades have passed since this photograph was taken, the legacy of these remarkable trains lives on. Many Intercity 125s continue to serve passengers today, a testament to their enduring quality and reliability. Preserved within the STEAM Museum of GWR (Great Western Railway), this print allows us to glimpse into a bygone era when rail travel represented progress and adventure. It serves as a reminder that behind every technological marvel lies human ingenuity, craftsmanship, and dedication. Whether you are captivated by railway history or simply appreciate timeless design, this image transports you back in time to witness firsthand one of Britain's most beloved locomotives proudly standing at Platform 1 in Paddington Station during the bustling days of the '80s.

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