|2 First Great Western HST locos (power cars) at London Paddington Station|
|Top speed||148 mph (238 km/h)|
|Disposition||still in service|
The InterCity 125 was the brand name of British Rail's High Speed Train (HST) fleet. The InterCity 125 train is made up of two locomotives, one at each end of a fixed formation of carriages, and is capable of 125 mph in regular service. British Rail initially used the fleet on the Great Western Main Line, on the East Coast Main Line, on the Cross Country Route and latterly on the Midland Main Line, serving destinations such as London, Bristol, Edinburgh, as far south as Penzance and as far north as Aberdeen and Inverness. The InterCity 125 took the world record for the fastest diesel-powered train, when it was recorded at an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h) during 1987.
- "Rail Timeline". BBC News Online (BBC). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/programmes/the_day_britain_stopped/timelines/rail/html/1970s.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
- Hollowood, Russell (2006-03-16). "The little train that could". BBC News Online (BBC). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4812304.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-07.