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British Rail Class 43
43058 at Leicester railway station in May 2008
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder BREL Crewe Works
Build date 1975–1982
Total production 197
Configuration Bo-Bo
UIC classification Bo'Bo'
Wheel diameter 3 ft 4 in (1.016 m)
Fuel capacity 990 imp gal (4,500 l; 1,190 US gal)
Prime mover Paxman Valenta 12RP200L, Paxman 12VP185 or MTU 16V4000
Alternator Brush Traction BA1001B
Traction motors GEC G417AZ or Brush Traction TMH68-46, frame mounted, four off
Multiple working Within class only
Top speed 148 mph (238 km/h)
Power output Engine: 2,250 bhp (1,678 kW)
Tractive effort Maximum: 17,980 lbf (80.0 kN)
Continuous: 10,340 lbf (46.0 kN) @64.5 mph (104 km/h)
Train heating Electric Train Heat
Locomotive brakeforce 35 long tons-force (349 kN)
Train brakes Air
Career British Rail
East Midlands Trains
First Great Western
Grand Central
Great Western Trains
Midland Mainline
National Express East Coast
Network Rail
Virgin Trains
Cotswold Rail
Number 43002–43198
Axle load class Route availability 5

The British Rail Class 43 is the classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1976 to 1982.

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