Inter-City 125 Manual: High Speed Train (1972 onwards - all models)


Inter-City 125 Manual: High Speed Train (1972 onwards – all models)


Code: H6266 SKU: 9781785212666

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The Inter-City 125 was the brand name of British Rail’s High Speed Train (HST) fleet, which was built from 1975 to 1982 and was introduced into service in 1976. The Inter-City 125 train is made up of two Class 43 power cars, one at each end of a set of carriages (the number of carriages varies by operator). The train operates at speeds of up to 125mph in regular service, making it the fastest diesel-powered train in the world, a record it has held from its introduction to the present day. After four decades, most of the HST fleet is still in front-line service, with various UK train operators.

This fascinating Manual looks at the evolution and anatomy of the Inter-City 125, along with details of the operation and servicing of the trains, views from drivers, and details of how the trains were modernised for the 21st century.

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Dimensions 210 × 270 mm

125 Group

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The 125 Group was formed in 1994 by a small group of enthusiasts to provide a focus point for information and news regarding the Inter-City 125. It has grown into a preservation organisation, restoring and now operating prototype HST power car 41001, owning and operating a small fleet of Mk 3 coaches and still providing a high quality quarterly magazine.





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