The Mid Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala on Friday 1st of April 2016
 
The Prototype High speed train power car no.41001
 
The Prototype High speed train power car no.41001 on Friday 1st of April 2016 in Derham MNR Station.
 
This prototype High speed train power car 41001 is based at the Great Central Nottingham. This was it first visit to another Heritage Railway. It came with three Mark 3s newly painted in the right colours.
 
On Sunday the 22nd of May 2015 it had made its first public runs since being restored. There is a  photo at Ruddington at the Great Central Nottingham on its first run on this site.The other prototype High speed train power car was not saved.
 
This power car has been restored by the 125 group's as "Project Miller". Project Miller was named after the original designer of the train Terry Miller.
 
HST Power Car 41001 is on long term loan from the National Railway Museum for restoration and its return to working order.
 
The Initial work on the restoration of 41001 took place at East Midlands Trains at their Neville Hill Depot in Leeds.
 
In September 2013 41001 the power was moved to the Great Central Railway North Ruddington depot, where the completion of the restoration and commissioning into service took place.
 
The 125 Group formation was in 1994 and it has sinced worked hard to raise the profile of the HST with the aim of securing the preservation one of the sets, for future generations.
 
 
Today HST's are still in every day service with Virgin East Coast and East Midland Trains and First Great Western. also with  Cross Country and Grand Central and even Network Rail with a HST test train.
 
New engines have been fitted in the every day HST's together many new parts, so they will still be needed for the next few years.
 
HST power car 41001 coming into Thuxton station on Friday 1st of April 2016
 
HST power car 41001 coming into Thuxton station on Friday 1st of April 2016
 
HST power car  41001 starting up at Derham station
 
 The prototype High speed train power car 41001 starting up at Derham station on Friday morning on 1st of April 2016.
 
Next page At the Mid-Norfolk Railway's Diesel Gala on the 1st of April 2016
 
This prototype High Speed Train was also at The Nene Valley Railway's April 2016 Diesel Gala.
 
The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust
 
It was only around 1995 that The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust started to restore this line between Dereham and Wymondham. It now has 17.5 miles of track (11.5 miles is in use) which when its is all in use, will be one of longer preserved railways in the UK. A lot of the other preserved railways had already had a twenty year start when they started.
 
Trains run now between Dereham and Wymondham. The next section from Dereham to County School is next. There is a even longer term aim to reach as far as Fakenham. The way they are going, they may well get there.
 
The Mid-Norfolk Railway has a ever growing collection of heritage diesels, carriages and wagons which just gets bigger each year. When you go back you can see what has been done since last time you came.
 
Some of other the preserved railways have had things that have been ongoing for years, not The Mid-Norfolk Railway it just gets them done.
 
 
 

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This page is about the Mid-Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala in 2016.

Today Virgin East Coast, GBRf, Virgin and Frist Great Western are just some of the names on the trains. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!

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