British Rail Class 156 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 156 "Super-Sprinter"
|In service||1987 - present|
|Number built||114, from 1987 to 1989|
|Operator(s)||East Midlands Trains
National Express East Anglia
|Maximum speed||75 mph|
|Prime mover(s)||Cummins NT855-R5|
|Power output||285 hp|
|Safety system(s)||AWS, TPWS|
|Track gauge||Standard gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)|
The British Rail Class 156 "Super-Sprinter" is a diesel multiple unit (DMU). A hundred and fourteen of these units were built from 1987 to 1989 by Metro-Cammell (now owned by Alstom) at their Washwood Heath Works in Birmingham. They were built to replace elderly First Generation "Heritage" DMUs and locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
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