British Rail Class 166 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 166 "Network Express Turbo"
|In service||1992 - Present|
|Number built||21 trainsets|
|Formation||3 cars per trainset|
|Fleet numbers||166201 - 166221|
|Operator(s)||First Great Western|
|Prime mover(s)||Perkins 2006TWH|
|Safety system(s)||AWS, TPWS|
The British Rail Class 166 "Network Express Turbo" diesel multiple units (also known as just "Thames Turbos" ) were built by ABB at York Works from 1992-93. These units are the express version of the Class 165 "Network Turbo" units. They have a top speed of 90mph (suitable for mainline use), are carpeted throughout and have air-conditioning (the 165s lack the latter two features and it should be noted the 166 is similar to the Class 158 in terms of what it offers).
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