Funding 125 Group

As 125 Group has moved to being an active preservation group, our costs have continued to rise. Keeping four power cars and 13 trailer vehicles on the rails and in good operational condition is not a cheap activity!

If you are one of our (almost) 800 strong membership you are already helping towards our typical monthly expenses of over £5000! If you are a follower/supporter of our activities, why not join up as a member today? Donating regularly via Direct Debit is also a great way to help and provides us with more stable cashflow for planning future projects with.

Purchases from Shop125 also go a long way towards funding our activities. Did you know you can also add one-off donations at checkout? Even rounding off your purchase to the nearest £ helps. Supporting us with Buffet125 and Shop125 purchases at events and running days also go a long way with the bonus of seeing your donations in action! Alternatively, if you are shopping at Amazon, why not support us with no cost to yourself using AmazonSmile?

43044 in Executive Livery at Neville Hill

While this is something no one likes to think about, leaving us a bequest in your will is a way of helping us out in the future and leaving your own mark on the HST legacy.

With upcoming key projects such as fitting toilet retention tanks (to enable mainline passenger service), vehicle repaints and the ongoing Valenta works on 43044 your support is needed more than ever. Thank you for your ongoing support so we can continue to tell the HST story for years to come.

41001 Leaving Leeds

Prototype HST Power Car 41001 is heading south today, departing from Leeds Neville Hill depot bound for Derby Etches Park. The unique Power Car has been receiving care from our friends at East Midlands Trains and more recently East Midlands Railway, for which we are most grateful. 41001 is expected to return to home base Ruddington GCRN in the near future. The power car requires further engine and cooling system work before it can return to traffic, as usual 125 Group members will be the first to receive updates.

41001 is being hauled by East Midlands Railway power cars 43465 and 43467 on transit move 0Z52 11+16 Neville Hill to Etches Park via Leeds, Wakefield Westgate, Moorthorpe (12/05), Swinton, Beighton Jn, Chesterfield (1310-26), Alfreton, Toton, Spondon, booked to arrive Etches Park at 1455. The full live schedule courtesy of Realtime Trains can be found HERE. Sincere thanks from 125 Group to East Midlands Railway for their hospitality and help moving 41001 which is part of the National Collection.

These are the planned timings, traction and routing, all of which can change at short notice on the day subject to operational constraints, the train may run early or late. As always, plans are made and this information is provided in good faith, however all arrangements in railway preservation are subject to alteration in the event of changing circumstances, for which we can not be held liable. 125 Group is custodian of 41001 which is owned by the National Railway Museum.

For the detailed behind the scenes story of 41001 and our fleet of Mk3 coaches, join 125 Group and receive our exclusive quarterly magazine. Signing up to our monthly donation scheme includes free membership and really helps our preservation efforts. Join HERE.