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The famous HST 'InterCity' 125s
Class 43 diesel locomotives and still running in 2022 !!!
Class 43 Power car hauled express passenger trains have a max. speed 125 mph, Class 43 locomotives were built by BREL at Crewe Works from 1975 to 1982.
Class 43 power unit locomotives have a maximum tractive effort of 80 kN/17980 lbf - low, hence working in pairs, split at either end of the train.
Class 43 trains have a maximum speed of 125 mph. Class 43 power car train sets are classified as HST high speed trains and were introduced as an example of Intercity 125 trains.
These Class 43 hauled HST trains operate on the mainlines e.g. the East Coast Mainline, London to the South-West and Wales and mainlines to the Midland cities of Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.
The Class 43 diesel locomotives were re-engineered by Brush Traction ~2007
Class 43 diesel power units are officially the fastest of their type in the world with a design maximum speed of 148.5 mph (239.0 km/h).
Class 43 diesel-electric locomotive units have a power at rail of 1320 kW (1770 hp)
Contemporary and Heritage-Preserved, Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives
Class 43 diesel-electric locomotives featured: 43002 (originally Class 253 253001) 43013 43014 43023 43024 43027 43029 43048 43049 43050 43052 43054 43055 43059 43061 43062 43066 43067 43075 43082 43083 43088 43093 43102 43117 43122 43136 43168 43170 43176 43192 43195 43206 43208 43233 43238 43239 43251 43257 43272 43274 43277 43285 43290 43295 43299 43300 43302 43304 43305 43308 (ex 43108) 43312 43313 43315 43318 43319 43320 43367 43408 43423 43465 43467 43468 43480 43484
The driving cab of a Class 43 power unit is shown on the right (Class 43 locomotive 43002)
In its original intercity livery, Class 253 diesel locomotive (power car) 253001 which became Class 43 43002 SIR KENNETH GRANGE in York National Railway Museum in January 2023.
Class 43 diesel-electric locomotives in the yard of UK Rail Leasing Leicester where you regularly see Class 43 diesel electric locomotives.
A general view of the yard of a variety of motive traction at UK Rail Leasing, Leicester, including Class 43 locomotives.
Class 43 power unit 43052 used by D.A.T.S. Railway Testing & Consultancy, at Leicester UK Rail Leasing (Jan 2022).
Driving Van Trailer (DVT controller for Class 43 power units) 82136 connected to the carriages and Class 43 43052 (above, Jan 2022)
Class 43 diesel-electric power unit 43054 in the yard of UK Rail Leasing Leicester. Railway Testing & Consultancy (Nov 2021)
Still running !!!, veteran Class 43 diesel power unit 43304 with the 0702 CrossCountry service from Edinburgh to Plymouth, Colton Junction footbridge (July 11th, 2020)
Below is a more recent addition to the National Railway Museum's collection and much younger than most locomotives in York NRM.
Inter-City 125 HST power car formally Class 253 unit 253001 (became W43002), now preserved at the National Railway Museum.
Class 43 diesel power car 43002 Sir Kenneth Grange was built by BREL in Crewe Works in 1975.
Class 43 43002 is painted in the original British Rail Intercity 125 livery.
Class 43 43257 leading an Aberdeen - KX LNER service through Northallerton station.
Class 43 locomotives 43319 (above) and Class 43 43305 (below) hauling an LNER train service to KX passing at high speed through Doncaster station (13/09/2019)
A Class 43 locomotive 43305 hauling an LNER service south to KX, (Newcastle 13/09/2019)
The original diesel locomotive unit HST 'Intercity 125', 41001 built at Derby Works in 1972 (Prototype HST Power Car 41 001, also numbered as Class 43 43000 Advanced Passenger Train), photographed in York NRM
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43318 at York with an LNER Newcastle-KX service
43251 at rear of York-KX LNER service
Class 43 43082 Neville Hill depot
Class 43 locomotive 43314 at York
Above/below: front 43296, below rear 43295 New - KX at Grantham station
Class 43 locomotive 43206 LNER train at Grantham station with a service to KX
43206 front York - KX 43313 rear
Class 43 43272 at the front of an LNER KX-Leeds non stop through Peterborough
Class 43 diesel leading unit 43059 passing by Knighton, south-west of Leicester with an East Midlands train service for London St Pancras.
Class 43 locomotive 43061 "The Fearless Foxes" at York station in April 2018 with a Virgin East Coast train service for Kings Cross. At the front is Class 43 diesel 43075, both are on loan from East Midlands. The picture below shows the same train leaving for Kings Cross, London (Holgate Road bridge).
Class 43 diesel 43251 at the head of a KX to Newcastle Virgin Trains East Coast service (York April 2018)
Class 43300 at York station at the rear of a train for Kings Cross, the livery celebrates Craigentinny 1914-2014
Class 43 diesel 43059 at the head of an East Midlands service from Leicester to London, seen here near Wigston, south-west of Leicester (March 2017)
(above) Class 43 43467 entering Northallerton station, at the head of a Grand Central service from Sunderland to London, Kings Cross.
At the rear was Class 43 power unit 43423 named "VALENTA 1972-2010 40 YEARS 1976 - 2016"
Class 43 diesel 43239 speeding through Northallerton station with a Virgin Trains East Coast service from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross (Oct 2016)
Class 43 43049 "Neville Hill" leading an East Midlands train for London St Pancras, entering Leicester station early in the morning! (08/03/17), passing the K Rail Leasing Yard. In the rear was Class 43 43055 (below)
The name plate "Sheffield Star 125 Years" and driving cab of Class 43 43055
Class 43 43050 at the rear of a Leicester - St Pancras East Midlands service (08/03/17)
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43467 in the grandeur of York station with a Grand Central passenger train from London KX train to Sunderland (July 10th 2016)
Leading power car Class 43 43061 with an East Midlands Trains express passenger service leaving Leicester station with a London St Pancras to Nottingham train on April 20th 2016.
Class 43 power car 43274 at York (Aug 2015) in the new Virgin Trains East Coast Livery (see also below)
Class 43 43274 diesel power car is now named "Spirit of Sunderland"
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43467 at the rear of a Sunderland - London Kings Cross Grand Central service, stopped at Northallerton station (Oct. 2016)
Class 43 diesel locomotives 43073 and 43058 leased by Virgin Trains East Coast and working a KX to York train
Class 43 43058 leading return train to KX
Class 43 Power Car locomotive 43290 "MTU fascination with power", at Newcastle station with a train for Kings Cross (note the new Virgin Logo, March 2015, but still East coast on the carriages).
Class 43 43290 at York Station (October 2016)
Class 43 43272 heading through Doncaster on the 'non-stopping fast line' with a KX service
Power car Class 43 43367 heads into Newcastle Central station with Virgin service from Edinburgh to Kings Cross. Class 43 43315 brings up the rear (below, March 2015).
Class 43 43027 "GLORIOUS DEVON" (with 43176 at the rear) passing Royal Oak station with a Paddington - Bristol service
Class 43 diesel power car 43251 stopping at Northallerton station with a London Kings Cross to Newcastle Virgin Trains East Coast service (Oct 2016)
A Class 43 (diesel locomotive 43467) hauled Grand Central express train leaving York Station with a London Kings Cross to Sunderland service.
East Midlands diesel locomotive Class 43 43066, a rare visitor to Manchester Piccadilly station with a UK Rail Tours charter train from London Euston
Class 43 locomotive Class 43/4 diesel 43467 with a Grand Central train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland at York station
Class 43 diesel-electric locomotive 43312 stands in York station with a train for Kings Cross.
First Great Western Class 43 diesel-electric locomotive 43168 (Class 43 no. 168) at Bristol Temple Meads Station
Class 43 locomotive 43285 with a CrossCountry train at York station (Feb 2014)
Profile shot of Class 43 diesel-electric locomotive 43251 Examples of East Coast trains coaching stock below, coaching stock hauled by Class 43 locomotives.
East Coast mainline train leaving Doncaster for London, Kings Cross hauled (at the front) by Class 43 43315.
Leading Class 43 diesel locomotive 43208 'Lincolnshire Echo' at York with an East Coast Trains express for London Kings Cross (see below)
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43208 "Lincolnshire Echo", March 2017, now in Virgin Trains East Coast livery
A Class 43 locomotive hauled train passing south through Northallerton at high speed with a train from Edinburgh to Kings Cross (Class 43 locomotive 43318).
Class 43 loco 43308 HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN (ex 43108) at the rear of a Virgin Trains East Coast express for London Kings Cross (Edinburgh Waverley station, July 2016)
Class 43 locomotive 43192 heads a First Great Western train passed Royal Oak station with a London Paddington train for Plymouth (Class 43 diesel 43195 in the rear).
Class 43 locomotive 313 (diesel locomotive 43313) south of York with an East Coast mainline train for King's Cross (see below).
Diesel locomotive Class 43 power car 43313 at York, now in the red livery of Virgin Train East Coast
Class 43 electric locomotive 43170 with a First Great Western train in Paddington station.
Diesel-electric loco Class 43/2 43302 (ex 43102), at Newcastle Station, at the rear of an Edinburgh to King's Cross train
GRAND CENTRAL trains, one of several mainline companies operating through York Station, this train is headed by diesel-electric express locomotive unit Class 43 43467 (Class 43/2, 43 467, rebuilt from Class 43/0 43067)
Class 43/2 43290 heading south at speed through Doncaster station with a train for Kings Cross (ex 43090. now named 'mtu fascination of power').
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43320 approaches Northallerton station at high speed with an East Coast train for Kings Cross. The coaching stock is in the East Midlands livery, on loan presumably.
Class 43/2 468 (locomotive 43468, ex 43068) at the rear of a Grand Central train heading north through Doncaster station.
On the east coast mainline, at Colton Junction, south of York, Class 43 locomotive 43408 (43 408) heading a GRAND CENTRAL train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross.
East Coast trains Class 43 43238 (43 238, was rebuilt Class 43/0 43038) standing in York station with a train for London Kings Cross.
GRAND CENTRAL train hauled by locomotive Class 43/2 43467 (43 467, rebuilt from Class 43/0 43067) standing in York station with an express passenger train to London Kings Cross Station.
Class 43 082 (diesel locomotive 43082 "Railway Children - The Voice of Street Children Worldwide") at Leicester Station
Edinburgh to London King's Cross East Coast passenger train entering York station, hauled by lead by Class 43 295 (traction unit 43295) and Class 43/2 315 (43315, rebuilt from Class 43/0 43115) at the rear (shown below).
Class 43 locomotives 43029 43024 43136 and EMU 332004 in Paddington Station
A Class 43/2 Class 43 251 (43251, rebuilt from Class 43/0 43051) heading an East Coast express train from Edinburgh to London King's Cross passing at speed through Northallerton station.
Entering Leicester station, Class 43 diesel locomotive 43066 at the rear of an East Midlands express train to London St Pancras.
(Above) Class 43 480 (drive unit 43480) passenger train entering Northallerton Station, southbound for King's Cross Station. (Below) at the rear end was Class 43 423 (43423 named VALENTA 1972 - 2010, rebuilt from Class 43/0 43123)
Grand Central Class 43 43423 speeding south through Doncaster with a Sunderland-Kings Cross service
Early morning southbound East Coast train at speed passing Colton Junction south of York hauled by Class 43 233 (43233, ex ?????) ..
Class 43 206 (loco 43206, rebuilt from 43006) at speed on the East Coast mainline at Colton Junction, south of York and London bound.
A Grand Central express train from King's Cross London south of York at Colton Junction hauled by Class 43 diesel locomotive 465 (43465, ex 43065).
DTV 82213 (left) alongside Class 43 43313 at Kings Cross Station
Class 43 272 (driving traction unit 43272, refurbished 43072) with a north-bound train at Doncaster Station
Class 43 locomotive 43317 (ex 43117) about to leave Newcastle Station with a train for Kings Cross.
Class 43 diesel 43075 entering Leicester station with an East Midlands express train for London St Pancras station.
Class 43 locomotive 43484 named 'PETER FOX 1942-2011 PLATFORM 5' (ex 43084) at speed, heading south through Doncaster station (Oct 2013).
An East Midlands express train from London St Pancras entering Market Harborough station, Class 43 diesel locomotives 43083 (leading) and 43061 (rear below)
Class 43/2 locomotive 43302 (ex 43102) with an East coast train at Doncaster station.
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43048 leading an East Midlands 8-coach train into Market Harborough station with a train for St Pancras
Class 43 locomotive 43048 is named T.C.B. Miller MBE acknowledging Terry Miller's role as chief engineer leading the design team at Derby working on the HST high speed trains
Class 43 diesel 43082 brings up the rear of the 43048 lead train at Market Harborough
Class 43 locomotive 43467 hauled GRAND CENTRAL train at York Station (Feb 2014), examples of the rolling stock of the Class 43 train sets are shown below.
Above/below: Class 43 locomotive 43048 heads an East Midlands express train passing Wigston South Junction, just south of Leicester, with an East Midlands service from London St Pancras. Class 43 43083 brings up the rear of the train.
Class 43 locomotive 43423 (heading) and Class 43 locomotive 43465 (rear, below) approaching Northallerton station with a Grand Central train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross
Class 43 diesel hauled East Coast Trains express service from Edinburgh and Newcastle to London Kings Cross, here entering York station (with York Minster in the left distant background). Class 43 locomotive 43367 leading, Class 43 locomotive 43274 bringing up the rear.
An East Midlands Class 43 diesel hauled express train south-west of Leicester a Leicester - London St Pancras train.
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43050 at Market Harborough station with a train for Leicester and Nottingham
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43066 at Market Harborough station with an 8-coach train for St Pancras
Class 43 diesel 43055 brings up the rear of 43066 train above
First Great Western Class 43 locomotive 43088 hauling an express passenger train from Paddington to Penzance, here stopping at Didcot Station in 2010.
Class 91 stands waiting as Class 43 locomotive 43299 Virgin train for Kings Cross pulls into Newcastle station with a service from Edinburgh.
Class 43 43239 at Newcastle station with a Virgin East Coast service from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Class 43 diesel locomotives 43014 (leading) and 43013 (rear) with a yellow liveried Network Rail test train from Derby to Heaton, here stopping at York station
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43014 'The Railway Observer' at York
Class 43 diesel 43013 at York, the carriages are fitted with measuring equipment and the Class 43 locomotives are fitted with a front-end camera.
Network Rail's New Measurement Train hauled by two Class 43 diesel locomotives
Class 43 locomotive 43023 heads a First Great Western train passed Royal Oak station with a London Paddington train for Penzance.
Class 43 diesel 43122 brings up the rear of this train to the West Country.
Still in the old East Coast livery, Class 43 43312 at the rear of an York - Kings Cross service (York station, March 2015), Class 43318 was at the front (temporary Virgin logo).
Grand Central Class 43 locomotive 43484 at York station at the rear of a Sunderland to Kings Cross service.
Class 43 diesel unit 43367 at the rear of a KX Virgin train service to Leeds (Peterborough station 29/11/16)
Class 43 diesel-electric locomotive 43367 "DELTIC 50 1955 - 2005" at York (March 2017)
On loan from East Midlands trains, a Class 43 hauled Virgin train service from London KX to York entering Peterborough station (29/11/16)
Class 43 diesel 43059 leading (above) and Class 43 43047 at the rear (below)
Driver and driving cab of Class 43 43313 at Peterborough station, heading north for Newark (29/11/16) i.d. of the friendly driver?
Class 43 diesel locomotive 43277 in the rear.
Virgin Trains East Coast service from Newcastle to London Kings Cross (Peterborough station 29/11/16)
Class 43 diesel 43277 at the front (above), Class 43 43313 in the rear (below)
Class 43 diesel 43465 in the winter sunlight, at the rear of A GRAND CENTRAL service train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross, at Northallerton station (Feb 2017)
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