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The Hastings DEMU
Pictures from Hoppy (page 1)

I would like to thank Hoppy (Paul Lee) for producing this impressive selection of photos specially for me to use on this page. They were captured from Digital Video (500 lines, much higher quality than VHS), and compressed to JPEG using XV at quality setting 75.

[PHOTO: Climbing up slope, town behind, semaphores: 52kB]

Barry Island
(1 June 1997)

[PHOTO: passing close by, signalbox in view: 51kB]

Barry Island
(1 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Telephoto view of unit rounding curve: 52kB]

Eastbrook
(1 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Stopped in the platform, sunny day: 78kB]

Eastbrook
(1 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Long view of departing train, heat-haze over exhausts: 77kB]

Treorchy
(1 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Closer view of unit approaching, scenic valley in background: 87kB]

Treorchy
(1 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Unit being loco-hauled round long curve in distance: 80kB]

Freshford, with 37254. Loco-haulage was used because of a lack of drivers with both route and DEMU know­ledge; the hire was by Wales & South West, for the Glaston­bury Festival.
(25 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Approaching in the middle-distance: 51kB]

Freshford, with 37254
(25 June 1997)

[PHOTO: Loco-hauled DEMU passing very close by, you can almost feel the thundering: 83kB]

Sydney Gardens, Bath, with 37254
(27 June 1997)

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