'Castle' HST sets

Ashley Hill
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Re: 'Castle' HST sets

Post by Ashley Hill » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:49 pm

The last GWR slam door class 257 is due to operate on the 31/12/19. It's first train is the 0526 Bristol TM to Penzance. I don't know its full diagram at the moment.

the green mile
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Re: 'Castle' HST sets

Post by the green mile » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:11 am

When I retired in 2012 this was a single class 153 with minimal leg room, a single toilet and heating if you were lucky. I can't believe anyone would tolerate the complete journey unless out of sheer necessity but it did happen occasionally. I remember a guy who told me he was going for a job interview in Plymouth. Four air conditioned coaches definitely progress!

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Re: 'Castle' HST sets

Post by 76026 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks for this info- end of an era.

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