British Rail - "Look what you gain when you travel by train" - Inter City 125 - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
InterCity 125 was the brand name of British Rail's diesel-powered High Speed Train (HST) fleet, which was built from 1975 to 1982 and was introduced in 1976.
An InterCity 125 train is made up of two Class 43 power cars, one at each end of a fixed formation of Mark 3 carriages. The train operates at speeds of up to 125 mph in regular service, and has an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph, making it the fastest diesel-powered train in the world, a record it has held from its introduction to the present day.
After four decades, most of the HST fleet is still in front-line revenue service under privatisation, and while the InterCity 125 brand name is rarely mentioned officially by the private train operating companies, the InterCity 125 still forms the backbone of intercity services on several British main lines.