Prototype HST power car withdrawn by NRM

RESTORED prototype HST power car No. 41001 has been withdrawn from all forthcoming engagements. 

This follows detection of possible engine problems during operation at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s (KWVR) May 3-6 diesel and mixed traffic gala.

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With all appearing to be well, prototype HST power car No. 41001 climbs the valley towards Damems with the 08.30 from Keighley to Oxenhope on May 4. This was the first southbound train of the morning on the second day of the KWVR’s mixed traction gala. Stock comprises the 125 Group’s Mk3s with resident Class 20 No. 20031 on the rear. BEN BUCKI

The power car was conveyed by rail from the KWVR to Kidderminster on May 7 in convoy 5Z89, hauled by GBRf-liveried Class 50 No. 50007 Hercules. 

It travelled with Class 31 No. 31163, Class 47 No. 47727 and Class 50 No. 50031 Hood. 

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