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InterCity 125

InterCity 125
An HST in an early BR InterCity livery at
King's Cross station in 1988.
NameInterCity 125 or High Speed Train (HST)
PowertypeDiesel-Electric
CaptionAn HST in an early BR InterCity livery at
King's Cross station in 1988.
Builddate1975-1982
UicclassBo'Bo'+2'2'+...+2'2'+Bo'Bo'
Topspeed148 mph (238.2 km/h)
PoweroutputEngine: 2250 bhp (3621 lk=in)
TractiveeffortMaximum: 17980 lbf (28936 kN)
Continuous: 10340 lbf (16640.6 kN) @64.5 mph (103.8 km/h)
Dispositionstill in service

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The 'InterCity 125' was the brand name of British Rail's High Speed Train (HST) fleet. The InterCity 125 train is made up of two power cars, one at each end of a fixed formation of Mark 3 carriages, and is capable of 125 mi/h (201.2 km/h), making the train the fastest diesel-powered locomotive in regular service in the world. Initially the sets were classified as Classes 253 and 254. A variant of the power cars operates in Australia as part of the XPT.

After three decades, the majority of the HST fleet is still in front-line revenue service under privatisation, and while the InterCity 125 brand name is rarely mentioned officially by the private Train Operating Companies (TOCs), the HST still forms the backbone of express services on several British main lines. Most are expected to be replaced within the next 10 years by the InterCity Express (IEP) programme, but a number will continue in use on London to Devon/Cornwall services, where there are no plans to electrify the lines. Engineers from the companies responsible have calculated that, with a certain amount of rewiring, the BR MkIII carriages used can be made to last until at least 2035.

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The Northern Echo--The region's MPs, unions, businesses and local authorities are backing the campaign to award a contract to replace the aging -Intercity 125- fleet to Hitachi. ... - Date : Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:15:12 GMT+00:00
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Network Rail :
Class Image Type Top speed Number Built Notes
mph km/h
Class 43 Diesel locomotive 125 201 197 1976 1982 2 InterCity 125 power cars, operated in Top and Tail formation.
Mark 3 Coach Passenger rolling stock 125 201 848 1975 1988 British Rail's third fundamental design of carriage, developed primarily for the InterCity 125.

Network Rail :
Number Range Type Notes
400xx Trailer Buffet (TRSB) Renumbered 404xx in 1983; some converted to 402xx series
403xx Trailer Buffet (TRUB) All converted to 407xx series (first class)
405xx Trailer Kitchen (TRUK) All withdrawn and converted for other uses
41xxx Trailer First (TF) Majority in service, some converted or scrapped
42xxx Trailer Second (TS) Majority in service, some converted or scrapped
43002-43198 Driving Motor (Brake) (DM or DMB) Majority in service, three scrapped after accidents
These are now classified as British Rail Class 43
44000-44101 Trailer Guard Second (TGS) Majority in service, some converted

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