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British Rail Class 150 "Sprinter"
Worle -GWR 150232 Paignton to Cardiff.JPG
150232 at Worle
In service 1984 - present
Manufacturer BREL
Family name Sprinter
Constructed 1984 - 1987
Refurbishment Various
Number built 137
Formation 2 or 3 cars, all power
Capacity Depends on refurbs
Operator(s) Arriva Trains Wales
London Midland
First Great Western
Northern Rail
London Overground
Line(s) served Many
Car length 64 feet (19.5 metres)
Width 9 feet (2.8 metres)
Maximum speed 75 miles per hour (121 km/h)
Weight 35.8 tonnes
Prime mover(s) Diesel
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS
Coupling system BSI Compact
Track gauge Standard gauge (4 ft 8½ in)
150001 pancras
During a demonstration run in the summer of 1985 unit 150001 stands in Platform 7 at London's St Pancras station.
154001 Manton
154001 in the loop at Manton whilst on test in 1986
150217 'Oliver Cromwell' at Ipswich
Class 150/2, no. 150217 Oliver Cromwell stabled at Ipswich on 31st January 2004. This was the last Anglia unit to carry original Provincial livery, before it was repainted into Anglia Railways turquoise livery in March 2004.

The British Rail Class 150 "Sprinter" diesel multiple units (DMUs) were built by BREL from 1984-87. A total of 137 units were built in three main subclasses, replacing many of the earlier first-generation "Heritage" DMUs.

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