British Rail Class 143 facts for kids
|British Rail Class 143 "Pacer"|
143605 at Cardiff Central railway station
|In service||1985 - present|
|Manufacturer||Andrew Barclay and Walter Alexander|
|Number in service||23|
|Operator||Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
|Line(s) served||Bristol local lines, Valley Lines|
|Car length||15.2 metres|
|Engine(s)||Cummins LTA10-R (Originally Leyland TL11)|
|Safety system(s)||AWS, TPWS|
|Gauge||1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)|
The British Rail Class 143 is a diesel multiple unit, part of the Pacer family of trains introduced between 1985 & 1986. They originally worked around North East England but were later transferred to Wales. The coaches are based on an Alexander bus body mounted on a chassis from a freight or Goods truck.
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