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East Midland Railways high speed train 'The Journey Shrinker' over Harringworth Viaduct

Taken by John Hillier, this photo shows one of few remaining East Midland Railways 'High Speed Train' sets, due to be withdrawn from service by mid-May after almost 40 years' service.

The power car shown is No 43 102 repainted in its original Intercity Swallow livery. It holds the world speed record -148.5mph near York in November 1987 - and has been named 'The Journey Shrinker'.

Once withdrawn, there are plans to exhibit it at the National Railway Museum in York. John's picture was taken on April 13 as the train headed south over Harringworth Viaduct on a crew training run for EMR.

'The Journey Shrinker' by John Hillier
'The Journey Shrinker' by John Hillier

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