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ALSTOM Class 390 Pendolino 'tilting' trains

Class 390 are High speed electric multiple-units EMUs. Class 390 EMUs are tilting West Coast Main Line sets units. Class 390 operate from a 25 kV pantograph overhead power supply. The original 9-car sets of Class 390 EMU units were built 2001-2005 by Alstom, Birmingham, from welded aluminium alloy and are powered by Alstom traction motors. New Class 390 vehicles were built in 2011-2012 to lengthen 31 Class 390 sets to 11-cars. Class 390 Pendolino EMUs are operated by Virgin Trains on services from London Euston to Liverpool and Glasgow.

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Class 390 EMU sets featured: 390001 390103 390104 390005 390008 390011 390118 390119 390020 390121 390122 390123 390124 390127 390136 390138 390141 390042 390044 390046 390148 390154 390155 390157

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A Virgin Trains Class 390 Pendolino express train racing through Liverpool South Parkway with a Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston station.

 

Class 390 EMU 390104 "ALSTOM PENDOLINO" at Carlisle station (31/08/2016) with a Glasgow Central - London Euston Virgin Trains West Coast service.

 

Class 390 EMU 390118 entering Wigan North Western with a Glasgow Central to London Euston Virgin train service.

 

Express electric multiple unit Class 390 127 Fly Virgin trains EMU 390127 "Virgin Buccaneer" (profile of driving cab unit) at London Euston Station.

 

Class 390 express EMU 390005 leaving Wigan NW with a Glasgow Central to London Euston Virgin train service.

 

Class 390 103 Virgin Trains express passenger EMU train (drive unit 390103 named VIRGIN HERO, was EMU Virgin Pendolino set number 390003) under the impressive arched structure of Manchester Piccadilly Station with a train for London or Birmingham

 

Virgin Trains EMU Class 390 390044 VIRGIN LIONHEART (390 044) at Carlisle Citadel station with a Glasgow - London express train.

Class 390 EMUs has a top speed of 140 mph, but are restricted to 125 mph, and have been designed with Fiat's Pendolino 'tilting train' technology to negotiate curves at higher speeds than normal trains.

 

 

Class 390 EMU 390124 at Wigan NW with a Glasgow Central to London Euston service.

 

Virgin Class 390 157 named "Chad Varah" (EMU 390157, was EMU Virgin Pendolino set number 39057) in London Euston station

 

 

 

Virgin Class 390 020 (EMU 390020 named "Virgin Cavalier") at London's Euston station

 

Virgin Class 390 124 (390124 named "Virgin Venturer", was EMU Virgin Pendolino set number 390024) approaching Nuneaton station at high speed! with a train from London Euston. A 79 camera wasn't really up to the high speed Class 390 EMU job!, but easier when stationary below!

Class 390 car set 390124 at Carlisle with a Virgin train from Glasgow to London

 

The first in the EMU Class 390 390001 "VIRGIN PIONEER" (Class 390 001)with a Virgin Pendolino train from Glasgow to Euston at Lancaster station.

 

Pendolino express electric multiple unit Class 390 EMU 390121 "VIRGIN DREAM" at Lancaster station with a Virgin service from London to Glasgow West, Coast Main Line train.

 

Class 390 EMU unit 390136 "City of Coventry" Class 390 136) with a Glasgow to London Euston stopping at Lancaster station.

 

Virgin Class 390 train set 390042 (named 'Dinas Bangor/City of Bangor'),  leaving Carlisle Station with a Glasgow Central to London Euston station express service.

 

Class 390 EMU 390136 at Wigan NW with Virgin trains service from Glasgow Central to London Euston.

 

Class 390 390154 (EMU set Class 390 154) at Manchester Piccadilly with a Virgin train service to London Euston.

 

Class 390 express EMU 390138 "City of London" at Manchester Piccadilly station. (390 138, was 390038)

 

above and below Class 390 390046 "Virgin Soldiers" (EMU 390 046) at Crewe station with a Virgin Trains service to Liverpool

 

Class 390 39001 at Carlisle Station

 

above & below 390 390148 "Virgin Harrier" (EMU 390 148) at Crewe station

 

Class 390 390016 at Carlisle station with a Virgin Trains service from Glasgow to London

 

Class 390 EMU 390141 approaching Wigan NW with Virgin train service from London Euston to Glasgow Central

 

Virgin trains express Class 390 136 entering Crewe station with a train from London Euston..(390136 "City of Coventry")

 

Virgin trains Class 390 390008 "Virgin King" (EMU 390 008) at Crewe station with a train from Liverpool to London Euston.

 

Class 390 EMU 390119 at Wigan NW with an Edinburgh to London Virgin train service.

 

above & below Class 390 390122 "Penny the Pendolino" entering Crewe station from Manchester.

 

Class 390 EMU 390011 approaching Wigan NW with a London Euston to Edinburgh Virgin train service.

 

Class 390 390155 Virgin train to London  Euston, non-stop on central through line through Crewe station

 

Class 390 390123 EMU at Carlisle station, heading south with Virgin train from Glasgow to London

 

Express EMU Class 390 390020 "Virgin Cavalier" in Piccadilly station (set 390 020)

 

Virgin Trains express EMU Class 390 390119 Glasgow to London train entering Carlisle station


'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting and photographic locations  Barnetby Station, North Lincolnshire  *  Carlisle Station  *  Clapham Junction Station, London  *  Colton Junction, south of York  * Crewe Station  *  Doncaster Station, South Yorkshire  * Lancaster station  * Newcastle Station  *  Northallerton Station  *  Nuneaton Station  *  Sheffield Station  *  Stratford Station, East London York Station, North Yorkshire


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'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting & photographic locations  Barnetby  *  Carlisle  *  Clapham Junction Colton Junction  *  Crewe  *  Doncaster * Lancaster * Newcastle  *  Northallerton *  Nuneaton  *  Sheffield  *  Stratford, London York

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