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Shrub Hill Station

BR/Great Western Railway Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) No. 43188 

Class 43 is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982. The class is the fastest diesel locomotive in the world, with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h), and a regular service speed of 125 mphOld  (201 km/h).

Shrub Hill Station

BR/Great Western Railway Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) No. 43188 

Class 43 is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982. The class is the fastest diesel locomotive in the world, with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h), and a regular service speed of 125 mphOld  (201 km/h).

comments (13)

Dommage qu'on ne voit pas les couleurs.
Bill Phillips: It is a rather drab sort of dark green Martine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Oct 2016, 01:10
Love that chisel front, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Looks purposeful Ray
Where does the steam come out!
Bill Phillips: The passenger's earls usually Frank
A nice attempt at aerodynamics?
Bill Phillips: They were certainly quite quick !
So, a precursor of the bullet train, Bill???
Bill Phillips: The Japanese bullet trains date back to the 60's Ginnie
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2016, 06:53
Well I never realised that these were the fastest diesel locos in the world; BR (or whatever the heck it's called these days) hides that fact remarkably well wink It's amazing that these are still in service but ni doubt have been rev=built several times. It;s a shame that all our new trains seem to be coming from outside of the British empire.
Bill Phillips: I suppose the rest of the world had high speed electric trains on passenger mainlines
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2016, 07:06
an elegant train!
Bill Phillips: They were in their heyday very impressive Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2016, 07:19
The most successful train ever, I travelled on one yesterday from Kemble to Gloucester
Bill Phillips: It looked rather drab in its GWR livery
This is an icon of BR. Little did we know at the time how this engine will be seen in the context of our railways. Good snap Bill.
Bill Phillips: Inter city 125 City to city heart to heart was the slogan I seem to recall
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Oct 2016, 11:23
No coal wagon?
Bill Phillips: Nope!
I know I told you to get out more,if you could manage to point your camera at something interesting that might help.
Bill Phillips: If you are interested in Diesel Locomotives then this is interesting. If not you can simply admire my photographic skills
It's surprising these machines are still in daily service after all these years, they are still in use out of St.Pancras on Midland Mainline services up through Loughborough to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.
Bill Phillips: They have lasted well. I hadn't realised they were still around as I rarely travel by train
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Oct 2016, 19:11
That is some 'beast'. Impressive numbers and speed. Did you ever travel with it?
Bill Phillips: As Chris says they were very successful and their longevity is testament to that

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