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High speed train power car no.41001

 Prototype High Speed Train (HST) power car 41001
 
The Prototype High Speed Train (HST) power car 41001 in platform 1 at Wansford station on Saturday the 9th of April 2016.
 
The Prototype High Speed Train (HST) power car 41001
 
The Prototype High Speed Train (HST) power car 41001 and 3 Mark 3's in Wansford station on the 9th of April 2016 is about to head for Yarwell at the rear of the train.
 
 
A convoy with the HST went from the MNR to Leicester via Whitlesea and Peterborough on the Monday.
 
It came back to Peterborough in another convoy on the Thursday to the NVR by way of its main line connection with the Fletton Branch to Orton Mere.
 
The Prototype High speed train power car 41001
 
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.
 
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This part has 10 pages of photos taken at the Nene Valley Railway Diesel Gala in April 2016
 
The Nene Valley Railway
 
The Nene Valley Railway runs from Peterborough to Wansford railway station and then on to Yarwell junction. Wansford Station is on part of the old A1 at Stibbingson and is about 2 miles from the village of Wansford itself. The railway line is about 7 1/2 miles long. Trains run at weekends for most of the year.
 
The station at Wansford railway station is open from around 9am to 4.30 on most days. (check on there web site for times) The line runs trains from this country and also from abroad. As well as steam locomotives it also has main line and industrial diesels. It has wagons and coaches and a large collection of railway bits and bobs. At the Peterborough end of the NVR is the Rail World Museum which is next to the Nene Valley Railways Peterborough station
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk and is on railways but it is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.
 
This page is on the Nene Valley railway In April 2016
 
Today , Virgin Trains East Coast, Hull trains and Greater Anglia are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. 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!