The Anonymous Widower

A High Speed Diesel Train at Castle Cary

I took this video of a High Speed Diesel Train at Castle Cary station some time ago.

I think though, that it sums up the grace and pace of probably the best diesel train ever built.  It’s certainly the fastest in regular service and has proved that good engineering is timeless.

The railway industry and press is now saying that these trains will still be running to Devon and Cornwall from London in 2035, which will make them about sixty-five years old. I don’t believe that all will be retired even then, especially as they have other uses like the Flying Banana.  But with another refurbishment to include coach rewiring, power doors and better toilets, they would make superb trains to take leisure passengers to the far-flung parts of the UK.

January 7, 2012 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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