British Rail Class 43 (HST)


British Rail Class 43 (HST)

The British Rail Class 43 (HST) is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982.

The class is the fastest diesel locomotive in the world, with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h), and a regular service speed of 125 mph (201 km/h). There are claims that this diesel rail speed record has been broken twice unofficially: by the TEP80 Russian train in 1993 achieving 271 km/h (168 mph), and the Talgo XXI Spanish train reporting 158 mph (254 km/h) in 2002.

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British Rail Class 43 (HST) - Replacements
... To a lesser extent the HSTfleet has been replaced by high-speed DMUs from the Bombardier Voyager family such as the Class220 (Voyager), Class221 (Super Voyager) and Class222 (Meridian) ... Alstom's Coradia family may also replace some HSTtrains but only the Class180 (Adelante) is capable of reaching the same top speed of 125mph ... Increasing electrification has also displaced HSTsfrom some routes, although all HSTsare currently still in use ...

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