Class 150 DMMU

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Class 150 DMMU

Post  Provincial on Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:50 am

Class 150 BREL York 'Trainmakers to the world'

Cummins NT855-R5 Turbocharged Diesel engine rated at 285hp @ 2100rpm

Voith T211r two stage oil driven transmission powering the inner bogie using Gmeinder master & slave beville drive via carden shafts. Protected by automatic fire system.

Bogies classified as BT38 (trailer) and P3-10 (powered)

Couplers: BSI with integrated electrical connections at outer ends, vehicles coupled by the mechanical portion of the BSI in a semi-permenant state with seperate main air and electrical connection.

Multiple working available between vehicle fitted with BSI couplers in the 14x, 15x, 170 range to a maximum of 12 vehicles (8 if 14x in formation). Can be assisted by locomotives in emergency when fitted with appropriate adapter coupling.

Outer ends fitted with gangway connections to enable walk through facilities on 150/2 units only.

Brakes are Westinghouse 'Westcode' EP tread brakes, using electrical signals to actuate the brake applications. not compatible with locomotive EP/Air/Dual braking equipment.



Current operators: Northern Rail, London Midland, FGW, Arriva Trains Wales

NOTE:

150001 was temporarily renumbered 154001 and regeared for 90mph running, fitted with Air-Con as a test bed for the class 158.
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