Bombardier High speed express train diesel-electric multiple units DEMU
Class 221 high speed DMUs, max. speed 125 mph
Class 221 units built 2001-2002 Bombardier Bruge/Wakefield
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", 22117 221118 221121 221127 221129 221130 221131 221135 221138 221141 221143 "Auguste Picard"
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)
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
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
Class 221 Super Voyager express DMU 221102 "John Cabot" standing in Chester station with a Virgin Trains service from Holyhead to London Euston
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)
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