British Rail Class 252

train engine used in the UK

Class 252 was the classification allocated to the prototype High Speed Train unit, numbered 252001.

British Rail Class 252
Prototype HST 252 001 at Weston-super-Mare in 1975.
ManufacturerBREL Crewe
Number built1 trainset
Number in service0
FormationTwo power cars flanking 10 Mark 3 coaches
Fleet numbers252 001
Operator(s)British Rail Western Region
Maximum speed125 mph (201 km/h)
Prime mover(s)Paxman Valenta 12RP200L, 2 off
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
252 001 arriving at Reading, 1975.
One of the first Mk3 coaches No:E12000 to be delivered to RTC, Derby in the summer of 1972