British Rail Class 166

British diesel multiple-unit passenger trains

The British Rail Class 166 "Network Express Turbo" diesel multiple units (also known as just "Thames Turbos" [1] ) 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).

British Rail Class 166 "Network Express Turbo"
Great Western Railway 166208 at Didcot Parkway in 2015
In service11 May 1993 - Present
Family nameNetworker
Number built21 trainsets
Formation3 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers166201 - 166221
Operator(s)First Great Western
Maximum speed90mph
Prime mover(s)Perkins 2006TWH
Safety system(s)AWS, TPWS

References change

  1. "First Great Western Info". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2022-04-22.