British Rail Class 156

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British Rail Class 156 "Super-Sprinter"
156419 at Sudbury 1.jpg
Class 156 no. 156419 at Sudbury, newly repainted into the National Express East Anglia livery, with a service to Marks Tey
In service 1987 - present
Manufacturer Metro-Cammell
Family name Sprinter
Number built 114, from 1987 to 1989
Formation 2 car
Operator East Midlands Trains
First ScotRail
National Express East Anglia
Northern Rail
Specifications
Car length 23m
Maximum speed 75 mph
Engine(s) Cummins NT855-R5
Power output 285 hp
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS
Gauge Standard gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)

The British Rail Class 156 "Super-Sprinter" is a diesel multiple unit (DMU). A hundred and fourteen of these units were built from 1987 to 1989 by Metro-Cammell (now owned by Alstom) at their Washwood Heath Works in Birmingham. They were built to replace elderly First Generation "Heritage" DMUs and locomotive-hauled passenger trains.