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Lined up at Paddington

Lined up at Paddington

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Lined up at Paddington

The skylights of the expansive train shed of London’s magnificent Paddington Station allow this Heathrow Express (nearest the camera) and four First Great Western trains to show off their natty livery and shiny flanks on this November afternoon.

The Heathrow Express is electric, while the FGW Class 43 HST’s attain their high speeds with diesel-electric propulsion.

The photo, taken in 2013, makes its first appearance here.

©2019 Steve Ember

Hurrying off to Heathrow
Hurrying off to Heathrow
Steve Ember
Night Trains
Night Trains
Steve Ember

Comments 3

  • Ernst August Pfaue 18/01/2019 10:27

    Wonderful scene!

    best wishes
    Ernst August
  • Adele Oliver 15/01/2019 20:44

    beautiful and impressive trains, a well timed moment with the
    traveller on the platform .... excellent pov and compo !!!
    warm regards, 
  • Thomas Reitzel 15/01/2019 16:10

    Immaculate like their - long time gone - steam predecessors of GWR heritage!
    Decades back it was the last time that I saw Paddington or any other London station, and hence I only know these high speed trains in their British Rail livery. Well, I must say, their new FGW livery is much more attractive, and I hope they still may have a future on rails...
    Br, Tom