Forgotten prototype


I HAVE just completed Simon Bendall’s excellent article on the HST prototype set (December issue, REM).

It brought to mind a visit (perhaps with Dalesrail?) to Crewe Works on July 23, 1972 when we came across the second power car No. 41002 in undercoat and apparently under initial testing.

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With all the recent publicity surrounding the recently restored
No. 41001, it always seems to me that No. 41002 is largely overlooked and was perhaps the ‘one that got away’.

I therefore wondered if your readers might be interested in the attached picture from that day?

Andy Galpin

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