43134 Evesham 14 May 1984

HSTs have been commonplace on the Cotswold Line for many years, but this is a picture of the first one! 43134 rolls into Evesham station with the 10:25 Paddington to Great Malvern service on 14 May 1984, the first day of the new timetable. This was the first ever scheduled InterCity 125 passenger train on the Cotswold Line, made possible by utilising extra capacity available during the middle of the day. Later of course the trains would take over from the long distance loco-hauled services on the route. 43133 is out of sight on the rear.