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Power of the HSTs Dvd, Part 2




The HST represents one of the great successes of high speed travel on Britain’s Railways.

In this series we chart the history of these Icons.

Volume Two charts the story through the Privatisation years from 1996 to the present day.

In addition we look at the re-engine programme, coaching stock, liveries and names.

Privatisation – Virgin and Midland Main Line: Virgin services in 1997 with Cross Country and West Coast Main Line services in the West Country, on the Holyhead Line, to the South Coast and Carlisle.

The Midland Main Line: With the transition from the 1990s to the present day with the many colour schemes.

HST Names: The naming of power cars over the years, plus recent special liveries on Virgin East Coast and Great Western Railways HSTs.

Privatisation – The East Coast Main Line: The first GNER HSTs and changes over the years leading to Virgin services.

Privatisation – The Western Main Line: The first HST sets in Great Western Trains livery in 1996 and the changes over the years.

New Power Units: The first Valenta Units with film from the HSs in 1976, and the re-engine programme over the years.

Coaching Stock: The trailer cars from the 1970s to the present day using archive film.

New Operators: HSTs in Grand Central, Cotswold Rail and Network Rail Service.

The programme includes archive film from the 1970s, plus a thorough history of the Privatisation years from 1996 to the Present Day

Approx. 80 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).