HST’s Paddington—Contrasts

London offers wonderful contrasts linking the 19th century Victorian-era with more modern eras.

Paddington Station was the terminal for the Great Western Railway—Brunel’s broad gauge empire. Since that time the world has changed beyond recognition.

Today, albeit much enlarged, Paddington remains as an important urban hub.

When I visited in May 2010 the shed was filled with 1970s-vintage HST sets in modern paint, operated by First Great Western.

Paddington, May 2010. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
Paddington, May 2010. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.

Such a difference in decades fascinates me.

What will this scene look like in another ten years? In another 100 years?

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One thought on “HST’s Paddington—Contrasts”

  1. Great subject. I never made the third trip to the UK to complete my desired HST hunt. Information from the web suggests they are to be replaced in the near term. TSH

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