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Preserved LocomotivesClass 221 SUPER VOYAGER DMUs

Bombardier High speed express train diesel-electric multiple units DEMU

Class 221 are high speed DMUs (DEMUs), with a maximum speed of 125 mph

Class 221 units built 2001-2002 Bombardier Bruge/Wakefield

Class 221 trains consist of 4 or 5 units.

Contemporary and Heritage-Preserved, Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives

Class 221 express DMU (DEMU) Super Voyager units featured: 221102 "John Cabot", 221104 "Sir John Franklin", 221111 "Ronald Amundsen", 221112 "Ferdinand Magellan", 221115 "Polmadie Depot", 221116, 22117 221118 221121 221127 221129 221130 221131 221135 221138 221141 221143 "Auguste Picard"

There is a complete list of Class 221 train names at the end of this page.

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DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU

Class 221 DMU/DEMU 221116 leaving Crewe station with an Avanti West Coast service from London Euston to Chester (March 2020).

Class 221 DMU/DEMU 221116 leaving Crewe station with an Avanti West Coast service from London Euston to Chester (March 2020).

 

DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU, Tamworth station, Virgin train London-Holyhead

Class 221 DEMU at high speed passing north through Tamworth station with a Virgin Trains London Euston to Holyhead service

 

Class 221 express DMU speeding through Northallerton station with an Edinburgh to Penzance CrossCountry service Oct. 2016).

 

On the right on platform 4 of Wigan North Western, a Virgin trains Super Voyager Class 221 DEMU 221112 "Ferdinand Magellan" with Glasgow Central to London Euston, and on the left a Class 390 Virgin train service from London Euston to Glasgow Central.

 

Super Voyager Class 221 221138 (5-carriage set) CrossCountry services from Edinburgh to Exeter, speeding south of Northallerton (June 2015)

 

Class 221 express Super Voyager DMU set 221138 at Newcastle station with an Edinburgh to Penzance CrossCountry train service.

 

Class 221 DMU unit 221118 train at Warrington Bank Quay station, with a Virgin Train service from Glasgow Central to London Euston via Birmingham New Street

 

 

Class 221 DMU unit 221127 leaving Northallerton with a CrossCountry train for Newcastle and Edinburgh. Car-set unit Class 221 127

 

Virgin Trains High speed Class 221 DMU set 221117 (below first 4 cars of 8 car set) with a Glasgow to Birmingham train

 

Super Voyager Class 221 DMU 221127 at York station with an Edinburgh to Penzance CrossCountry service.

 

Bombardier built Virgin Trains Super Voyager Class 221 115 at Euston Station (Class 221 DMU 221115 is named "Polmadie Depot", which I visited in the early 1960s in the days of steam)

DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU

 

Express passenger 5-car DMU CrossCountry train, 'Super Voyager' Class 221 221121 (DMU 221 121) departing south from York station

 

The 5-car Class 221 Super Voyager is a class of express passenger diesel-electric multiple-unit built by Bombardier Transportation in 2001-2002. The Class 221 are very similar visually to the Class 220 Voyager units, but they were built with a tilting mechanism to facilitate higher speeds on curved sections of tracks to reduce train times. Class 221 trains have a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). The sets operated by CrossCountry (illustrated here) have had their tilting equipment disabled to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs, but the tilting equipment can be enabled or disabled at any time.

 

Examples of the CrossCountry Class 221 rolling stock - coaching stock

Profile of Class 221 135 express DMU 221135, driving cab carriage 60485

Carriage 60885 of the 5-car set of Class 221 135 (221135)

Carriage 60985 of the 5-car set of Class 221 135 (221135)

Carriage 60785 of the 5-car set of Class 221 135 (221135)

Profile of Super Voyager Class 221 135 express DMU 221135, driving cab carriage 60385

 

 

Class 221 104 (express Super Voyager DMU 221104 "Sir John Franklin") standing in Euston station

 

DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU

 

Class 221 Super Voyager DMU unit 221111 "Ronald Amundsen" at Lancaster station with a Virgin service to Glasgow. Car-set unit Class 221 111

 

A 5-car express passenger DMU Super Voyager Class 221 heading south with a CrossCountry train at Colton Junction

 

CrossCountry Super Voyager train entering York station, lead by Class 221 129 (5-car express DMU 221129)

 

Unidentified Super Voyager Class 221 express DMU passing through Northallerton station at high speed with a CrossCountry express train from Exeter to Newcastle and Edinburgh.

 

Express CrossCountry train Super Voyager Class 221 express DMU 221 130 (221130) passes the Flying Scotsman at Leeds Stations.

 

Super Voyager Class 221 143 (DMU 221143 "Auguste Picard") approaching Nuneaton at speed with a train from Euston. Car-set unit Class 221 143

 

Class 221 131 (5-car Super Voyager DMU 221131) train passing south through Northallerton station at high speed. Car-set unit Class 221 131

 

 Super Voyager Class 221 express DMU 221141 with a Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads service. Car-set unit Class 221 141

 

Virgin Trains Express DMU Super Voyager Class 221 221104 "Sir John Franklin" at Crewe station. Car-set unit Class 221 104

 

 Super Voyager Virgin Trains express DMU Class 221 221104 at Crewe station with a service to London Euston. Car-set unit Class 221 104

 

Virgin train set Class 221 Super Voyager 221112 "Ferdinand Magellan" (Class 221 112) parked by Platform 1 at Carlisle station

DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU

 

Class 221 Super Voyager express DMU 221102 "John Cabot" standing in Chester station with a Virgin Trains service from Holyhead to London Euston

DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU DEMU Class 221 Super Voyager Bombardier DMU

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Unidentified 5-car Class 221 EMU with a CrossCountry service to the south-west (June 2017)

 

Class 221/220 DMU approaching York station with a CrossCountry service from Plymouth to Glasgow Central (April 2018)


Current and previous names of Class 221 Super Voyager DMUs/DEMUs  (adapted from Wikipedia)

Class 221 Number Class 221 Names Class 221 Operator Extra Notes on Class 221 units
221101 101 Squadron Avanti West Coast Was called Louis Blériot, only Voyager painted in Virgin Trains white 'Flowing Silk' livery
221102 John Cabot Avanti West Coast  
221103 Christopher Columbus Avanti West Coast  
221104 Sir John Franklin Avanti West Coast  
221105 William Baffin Avanti West Coast  
221106 Willem Barents Avanti West Coast Wore a branded livery to promote Festival No. 6 music event in Portmeirion, North Wales
221107 Sir Martin Frobisher Avanti West Coast  
221108 Sir Ernest Shackleton Avanti West Coast  
221109 Marco Polo Avanti West Coast  
221110 James Cook Avanti West Coast  
221111 Roald Amundsen Avanti West Coast  
221112 Ferdinand Magellan Avanti West Coast  
221113 Sir Walter Raleigh Avanti West Coast  
221114 Royal Air Force Centenary 1918-2018 Avanti West Coast Was called Sir Francis Drake
221115 Polmadie Depot Avanti West Coast Was called Sir Francis Chichester. Wears a unique co-branded livery in partnership with Bombardier and Virgin Trains.
221116 City of Bangor / Dinas Bangor Avanti West Coast Was called David Livingstone. Wears a different nameplate on each side, one in English and the other in Welsh.
221117 The Wrekin Giant Avanti West Coast Was called Sir Henry Morton Stanley
221118   Avanti West Coast Was called Mungo Park
221119   CrossCountry Was called Amelia Earhart
221120   CrossCountry Was called Amy Johnson
221121   CrossCountry Was called Charles Darwin
221122   CrossCountry Was called Doctor Who
221123   CrossCountry Was called Henry Hudson
221124   CrossCountry Was called Charles Lindbergh
221125   CrossCountry Was called Henry the Navigator
221126   CrossCountry Was called Captain Robert Scott
221127   CrossCountry Was called Wright Brothers
221128   CrossCountry Was called Captain John Smith
221129   CrossCountry Was called George Vancouver
221130   CrossCountry Was called Michael Palin
221131   CrossCountry Was called Edgar Evans
221132   CrossCountry Was called William Speirs Bruce
221133   CrossCountry Was called Alexander Selkirk
221134   CrossCountry Was called Mary Kingsley
221135   CrossCountry Was called Donald Campbell
221136   CrossCountry Was called Yuri Gagarin. This was originally a 5 coach unit, but was converted to 4 coaches.
221137   CrossCountry Was called Mayflower Pilgrims
221138   CrossCountry Was called Thor Heyerdahl
221139   CrossCountry Was called Leif Eriksson
221140   CrossCountry Was called Vasco Da Gama. This was originally a 5 coach unit, but was converted to 4 coaches.
221141   CrossCountry Was called Amerigo Vespucci. This is a 4 coach unit.
221142 Bombardier Voyager Avanti West Coast Was called Matthew Flinders. This was originally a 4 coach unit, but was converted to 5 coaches.
221143 Auguste Picard Avanti West Coast This was originally a 4 coach unit, but was converted to 5 coaches.
221144   CrossCountry Was called Prince Madoc. This is a 4 coach unit.

 



 

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