What class is a Class 43 train??
Both frame mounted, four off. The British Rail Class 43 (HST) is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train (formerly classes 253 and 254) power cars, built by British Rail Engineering Limited from 1975 to 1982, and in service in the UK since 1976.
Why is the British Rail Class 43 so lightweight??
The lightweight design and performance can be attributed to its designer, Kenneth Grange, who engineered the high speed aerodynamic capabilities of the train. The Class 43, called the “Intercity 125” under British Rail, consisted of two HST Class 43 diesels on either end, with up to nine Mark 3 coaches.
What does BR Class 43 stand for??
The British Rail Class 43 is the classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1976 to 1982. ↑ "Locomotive Database - BR Class 43". auran.com. 2012 [last update].
What engine is in a HST train??
Due to its successful design, the HST became popular for many high speed routes in British Rail’s Western, Scottish, Eastern, and London Midland operating areas. The Class 43 HST was powered by a Paxman Valenta prime mover, operating at 1500 rpm, and producing 2,250 horsepower.