I attach a picture of a rather forlorn looking 50012 ‘Benbow ‘ at the rear of Laira depot on 4 April 1979.
Best wishes, Michael
More HST diagrams go
Two more HST diagrams end today. This morning, I went to Paignton for the last scheduled weekday HST to leave, the 07.48 to Paddington. It was also the last scheduled HST to call at Starcross and Exeter St Thomas. 43098 with 43071 on the back, ran to time. The last scheduled down HST to call at Starcross was the 17.33 Paddington – Paignton on Easter Monday.
Shortly after, The (up) Cornish Riviera departed from Penzance and was the last scheduled use of HST on this train. Contrary to reports on CRS pages, and elsewhere, the diagram was valid until today – the last few weeks since 05/04/2019 have not been vice IET. But, today, time is up.
From Monday, the Cornish weekday diagrams are:
06.47 Penzance – Paddington
07.41 Penzance – Paddington
14.03 Paddington – Penzance
17.03 Paddington – Penzance
Regards, Martin. Many thanks indeed Martin