British Rail Class 43 (HST)

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British Rail Class 43
EMT HST 43058 Leicester AB1.JPG
43058 at Leicester railway station in May 2008
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderBREL Crewe Works
Build date1975–1982
Total produced197
Specifications
Configuration:
 • WhyteBo-Bo
 • UICBo'Bo'
Wheel diameter3 ft 4 in (1.016 m)
Fuel capacity990 imp gal (4,500 l; 1,190 US gal)
Prime moverPaxman Valenta 12RP200L, Paxman 12VP185 or MTU 16V4000
AlternatorBrush Traction BA1001B
Traction motorsGEC G417AZ or Brush Traction TMH68-46, frame mounted, four off
MU workingWithin class only
Train heatingElectric Train Heat
Train brakesAir
Performance figures
Top speed148 mph (238 km/h)
Power outputEngine: 2,250 bhp (1,678 kW)
Tractive effortMaximum: 17,980 lbf (80.0 kN)
Continuous: 10,340 lbf (46.0 kN) @64.5 mph (104 km/h)[1]
Brakeforce35 long tons-force (349 kN)
Career
Railroad(s)British Rail
CrossCountry
East Midlands Trains
First Great Western
Grand Central
Great Western Trains
GNER
Midland Mainline
National Express East Coast
Network Rail
Virgin Trains
Cotswold Rail
Number43002–43198
Axle load classRoute availability 5


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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Locomotive Database - BR Class 43". auran.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 24 July 2012. Check date values in: |year= (help)