MTU fitted Class 43 HST powercars

The major rebuilding of the Class 43 powercars including the with MTU engines commenced at Brush Traction in 2004, when two Great Western cars Nos. 43004 and 43009 were trial refurbished and placed in revenue earning service for major evaluation. The results of these tests proved conclusive and full FGW fleet re-engineering was authorised as part of the Greater Western Franchise. Following the start of work on the FGW-operated fleet, owned by Angel Trains Leasing or First Group, agreement for a like major engineering project was agreed for GNER-operated (later National Express) powercars.

Reports indicate that FGW power cars refurbished after 43010 have received a more detailed overhaul of the electrical equipment.

Arriva Trains now added - page down
Latest update - 10 December 2008

FGW Fleet - Project started 14 September 2004 - completed 6 March 2008
 
Powercar No. Pool Owner Date to Brush Date returned to FGW Notes
43002 EFPC Angel Trains 4 January 2008 6 March 2008 Official handover at Brush to FGW 27/2/08
43003 EFPC Angel Trains 4 January 2008 6 March 2008 Official handover at Brush to FGW 27/2/08
43004 EFPC Angel Trains 14 September 2004 10 June 2005 Prototype refurbishment, not fitted with new style driving cab and returned to Brush for retro upgrade 21/11/07, returned to FGW 30/11/07
43005 EFPC Angel Trains 24 August 2007 26 October 2007  
43009 EFPC Angel trains 14 September 2004 19 May 2005 Prototype refurbishment, not fitted with new style driving cab and returned to Brush at end of contract for upgrade returning to FGW on 23 October 2009
43010 EFPC Angel Trains 4 April 2007 9 June 2007  
43012 EFPC Angel Trains 26 September 2007 21 November 2007  
43015 EFPC Angel Trains 17 December 2007 20 February 2008  
43016 EFPC Angel Trains 6 November 2007 17 January 2008  
43017 EFPC Angel Trains 12 January 2007 16 March 2007  
43018 EFPC Angel Trains 3 February 2007 27 April 2007  
43020 EFPC Angel Trains 20 August 2007 16 October 2007  
43021 EFPC Angel Trains 09 October 2006 21 December 2006 Named 'David Austin - Cartoonist'
43022 EFPC Angel Trains 23 January 2007 20 March 2007  
43023 EFPC Angel Trains 12 December 2006 16 February 2007  
43024 EFPC Angel Trains 29 January 2007 30 March 2007  
43025 EFPC Angel Trains 26 September 2006 7 December 2006 Received fire damage at Westbury on 20 October 2007 and returned by rail to Brush on 23 October 2007, returned to FGW 15 May 2008
43026 EFPC Angel Trains 25 July 2006 16 November 2006  
43027 EFPC Angel Trains 21 February 2007 14 May 2007  
43028 EFPC Angel Trains 2 August 2007 16 October 2007  
43029 EFPC Angel Trains 13 April 2007 27 June 2007 Delivered to Brush by road
43030 EFPC Angel Trains 19 July 2007 21 August 2007  
43031 EFPC Angel Trains 14 August 2007 5 October 2007  
43032 EFPC Angel Trains 21 September 2007 19 November 2007  
43033 EFPC Angel Trains 8 March 2007 2 May 2007 Delivered to Brush by road
43034 EFPC Angel Trains 18 December 2007 20 February 2008  
43035 EFPC Angel Trains 21 December 2006 22 February 2007  
43036 EFPC Angel Trains 20 September 2007 14 November 2007  
43037 EFPC Angel Trains 31 August 2007 2 November 2007  
43040 EFPC Angel Trains 11 June 2007 16 August 2007  
43041 EFPC Angel Trains 3 October 2007 29 November 2007  
43042 EFPC Angel Trains 22 October 2007 21 December 2007  
43253 (43053) EFPC Porterbrook 12 December 2008 7 April 2009  
43256 (43056) EFPC Porterbrook 12 December 2008    
43063 EFPC Porterbrook 9 September 2007 30 November 2007  
43069 EFPC Porterbrook 25 May 2007 3 August 2007 Delivered by road from Laira
43070 EFPC Porterbrook 14 June 2007 3 September 2007  
43071 EFPC Porterbrook 3 May 2007 30 June 2007  
43078 EFPC Porterbrook 29 June 2006 24 September 2007 Originally Spares loco for project
43079 EFPC Porterbrook 20 November 2007 23 January 2008  
43086 EFPC Porterbrook 20 June 2007 8 September 2007  
43087 EFPC Porterbrook 24 July 2007 2 October 2007  
43088 EFPC Porterbrook 27 July 2007 26 September 2007  
43091 EFPC Porterbrook 5 June 2007 10 August 2007  
43092 EFPC First Group 24 February 2006 22 August 2006  
43093 EFPC First Group 19 January 2006 30 June 2006  
43094 EFPC First Group 24 Febriary 2006 2 September 2006  
43097 EFPC First Group 19 January 2006 27 July 2006  
43098 EFPC First Group 19 January 2006 27 July 2006  
43122 EFPC First Group 19 October 2006 16 March 2007  
43124 EFPC Angel Trains 2 February 2007 16 April 2007  
43125 EFPC Angel Trains 25 July 2006 1 November 2006  
43126 EFPC Angel Trains 19 October 2006 20 April 2007  
43127 EFPC Angel Trains 18 June 2007 28 August 2007  
43128 EFPC Angel Trains 20 April 2007 28 June 2007  
43129 EFPC Angel Trains 24 November 2006 30 January 2007  
43130 EFPC Angel Trains 25 October 2006 8 January 2007  
43131 EFPC Angel Trains 15 May 2007 13 July 2007  
43132 EFPC Angel Trains 18 July 2007 20 September 2007  
43133 EFPC Angel Trains 7 July 2006 19 October 2006  
43134 EFPC Angel Trains 29 October 2007 10 January 2008  
43135 EFPC Angel Trains 8 November 2006 23 January 2007  
43136 EFPC Angel Trains 2 February 2007 16 April 2007  
43137 EFPC Angel Trains 25 October 2007 14 December 2007  
43138 EFPC Angel Trains 2 August 2007 29 September 2007  
43139 EFPC Angel Trains 30 May 2007 26 July 2007  
43140 EFPC Angel Trains 4 June 2007 3 August 2007  
43141 EFPC Angel Trains 22 August 2006 28 November 2006  
43142 EFPC Angel Trains 6 August 2007 2 October 2007  
43143 EFPC Angel Trains 13 November 2007 23 January 2008  
43144 EFPC Angel Trains 14 September 2007 12 November 2007  
43145 EFPC Angel Trains 8 October 2007 30 November 2007  
43146 EFPC Angel Trains 29 September 2007 29 November 2007  
43147 EFPC Angel Trains 24 November 2006 14 February 2007  
43148 EFPC Angel Trains 5 March 2007 14 May 2007  
43149 EFPC Angel Trains 9 July 2007 31 August 2007  
43150 EFPC Angel Trains 11 September 2007 5 November 2007  
43151 EFPC Angel Trains 12 March 2007 21 May 2007  
43152 EFPC Angel Trains 20 August 2007 11 October 2007  
43153 EFPC First Group 29 June 2006 9 November 2006 Returned to Brush by road 16 June 2007. Back to FGW by rail on 29 August 2007
43154 EFPC First Group 27 April 2006 25 October 2006  
43155 EFPC First Group 27 April 2006 9 October 2006  
43156 EFPC First Group 27 April 2007 27 June 2007 Named 'Dartington International Summer School'
43158 EFPC First Group 27 April 2006 26 September 2006  
43159 EFPC Porterbrook 2 February 2007 26 July 2007 Delivered by road
43160 SBXL Porterbrook 2006 then again 22/8/07 May 2007 .
To FGW 5 November 2007
Used with Hybrid HST testing
43161 EFPC Porterbrook 6 February 2007 13 March 2007  
43162 EFPC Porterbrook 18 July 2007 14 September 2007  
43163 EFPC Angel Trains 25 October 2006 12 January 2007  
43164 EFPC Angel Trains 22 August 2006 24 November 2006 Returned to Brush for repairs, returned to FGW 20 July 2007
43165 EFPC Porterbrook 29 June 2006 9 October 2006 Named 'Prince Michael of Kent'
43168 EFPC Angel Trains 8 November 2006 30 January 2007  
43169 EFPC Angel Trains 30 January 2007 30 March 2007  
43170 EFPC Angel Trains 18 October 2007 14 December 2007  
43171 EFPC Angel Trains 15 March 2007 25 May 2007  
43172 EFPC Angel Trains 15 October 2007 7 December 2007  
43174 EFPC Angel Trains 2 April 2007 6 June 2007  
43175 EFPC Angel Trains 13 April 2006 7 July 2006 First 'production' modified powercar, first with new cab design. Returned to Brush for retro cab insulation work 20/02/08
43176 EFPC Angel Trains 9 October 2006 8 January 2007 Returned to Brush Traction by road on 8 February 2007 following two serious engine room fires. Returned to FGW by 13 March 2007
43177 EFPC Angel Trains 7 December 2006 16 February 2007  
43179 EFPC Angel Trains 08 January 2007 26 February 2007 Caught fire Maidenhead on 7 March 2007 and returned to Brush for repair 8 March 2007
43180 EFPC Angel Trains 11 November 2007 28 January 2008  
43181 EFPC Angel Trains 3 October 2007 29 November 2007  
43182 EFPC Angel Trains 4 June 2007 1 August 2007  
43183 EFPC Angel Trains 26 September 2006 13 December 2006  
43185 EFPC Angel Trains 16 December 2006 28 March 2007 Collision damage following buffer stop accident at Old Oak Common on 14 December. Retains Great Western name
43186 EFPC Angel Trains 17 May 2007 20 July 2007  
43187 EFPC Angel Trains 30 March 2007 1 June 2007  
43188 EFPC Angel Trains 21 February 2007 28 June 2007  
43189 EFPC Angel Trains 7 November 2007 10 January 2008  
43190 EFPC Angel Trains 13 October 2007 10 December 2007 Taken by road from Laira, departed 12/10/07
43191 EFPC Angel Trains 16 July 2007 11 September 2007  
43192 EFPC Angel Trains 5 September 2007 2 November 2007  
43193 EFPC Porterbrook 19 July 2007 25 October 2007 Returned by road from Brush to Laira
43194 EFPC First Group 19 October 2006 19 June 2007  
43195 EFPC Porterbrook 8 May 2007 7 July 2007 Returned to Brush for rectification 21/11/07, returned to FGW 30/11/07
43196 EFPC Porterbrook 10 July 2007 19 October 2007  
43197 EFPC Porterbrook 29 June 2006 30 March 2007 Originally used as spares vehicle
43198 EFPC First Group 19 January 2006 26 September 2006 'Oxfordshire 2007'
           
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National Express (GNER) Fleet
 
Powercar No. Original Powercar No. Pool Owner Date to Brush Date returned to National Express (GNER) Notes
43206 43006 IECP Angel Trains 24 October 2007 10 January 2008  
43208 43008 IECP Angel Trains 17 July 2007 1 October 2007  
43238 43038 IECP Porterbrook 28 June 2007 29 August 2007  
43239 43039 IECP Porterbrook 17 April 2008 26 June 2008  
43251 43051 IECP Porterbrook 10 December 2008 18 March 2009  
43257 43057 IECP Porterbrook 13 August 2008 10 December 2008  
43277 43077 IECP Porterbrook 26 June 2008 14 October 2008  
43290 43090 IECP Porterbrook 23 March 2006 15 December 2006 Named 'MTU'
43295 43095 IECP Porterbrook 14 October 2008 18 December 2008  
43296 43096 IECP Porterbrook 15 May 2007 16 July 2007  
43299 43099 IECP Porterbrook 11 April 2008 26 June 2008  
43300 43100 IECP Porterbrook 23 March 2006 1 December 2006 First of GNER re-engineering project handed over - named 'Craigentinny'
43302 43102 IECP Porterbrook 10 January 2008 12 April 2008  
43305 43105 IECP Porterbrook 9 June 2008 13 August 2008  
43307 43107 IECP Porterbrook 10 March 2008 9 June 2008  
43306 43106 IECP Angel Trains 9 January 2007 12 March 2007 Returned to Brush 27 March 2007, returned to GNER 20 April 2007. Returned to Brush again in November 2007 and returned to National Express in new colours on 20 December 2007
43308 43108 IECP Angel Trains 07 November 2008 12 February 2009  
43309 43109 IECP Angel Trains 24 April 2007 28 June 2007 Returned to Works, back to GNER on 22 August 2007
43310 43110 IECP Angel Trains 10 December 2008 18 March 2009  
43311 43111 IECP Angel Trains 26 June 2008 03 September 2008  
43312 43112 IECP Angel Trains 10 January 2008 18 March 2008  
43313 43113 IECP Angel Trains 1 October 2007 30 November 2007  
43314 43114 IECP Angel Trains 30 November 2006 15 February 2007  
43315 43115 IECP Angel Trains 20 November 2007 6 February 2008  
43316 43116 IECP Angel Trains 29 August 2007 30 October 2007  
43317 43117 IECP Angel Trains 6 February 2008 17 April 2008  
43318 43118 IECP Angel Trains 12 March 2007 15 May 2007  
43319 43119 IECP Angel Trains 20 August 2008 7 November 2008  
43320 43120 IECP Angel Trains 23 October 2006 9 January 2007  
43367 43167 IECP Angel Trains 15 February 2007 24 April 2007  
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Arriva Cross Country Trains Fleet
 
Powercar No. Original Powercar No. Pool Owner Date to Brush Date returned to Arriva Trains Notes
43207 43007 EHPC Porterbrook 13 August 2008 10 December 2008  
43285 43085 EHPC Porterbrook 14 November 2007 13 August 2008  
43301 43101 EHPC Porterbrook 2005 16 July 2008 Was near wreck see picture below
43303 43103 EHPC Porterbrook 2006 30 July 2008  
43304 43104 EHPC Porterbrook 14 August 2008 12 December 2008  
43321 43121 EHPC Porterbrook 25 January 2008 10 September 2008  
43357 43157 EHPC Porterbrook 24 March 2008 26 September 2008  
43366 43166 EHPC Porterbrook 3 September 2008 23 January 2009  
43378 43178 EHPC Porterbrook 30 July 2008 26 November 2008  
43384 43184 EHPC Porterbrook 16 July 2008 7 November 2008  
             
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Hitachi, Porterbrook, Network Rail 'hybrid' Test Train
 
Powercar No. Pool Owner Date to Brush Trials with Network Rail, Porterbrook and Hitachi Notes
43089 SBXL Porterbrook 2006 May 2007 Retained original power unit. Named 'Hayabusa' Dual power vehicle (Yellow livery) Trian running complete in September 2008 and returned to Brush for conversion to standard power, allocated to East Midlands Trains
43160 SBXL Porterbrook 2006 May 2007 (First blue livery) Now with FGW as part of core MTU fleet - see above
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Above: 43175 Brush Traction Yard painted in Angel Trains promotion livery - applied just for hand over on 6 July 2006. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43175 revised cab layout 6 July 2006. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43092 (left) and 43097 (right) inside main shop at Brush on 6 July 2006. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43154 inside main shop under restoration for FGW from Network Rail use. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43154 and 43155 inside main shop under restoration for FGW. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43154 and 43155 inside main shop under restoration for FGW. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43155 inside main shop under restoration for FGW. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43198 inside main shop under restoration for FGW. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden
Above: 43090 and 43100 under restoration for GNER. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden
Above: Long stored 43101 in the works yard at Brush Traction. This vehicle is scheduled to be overhauled and returned to front line service in 2008.. 6 July 2006.. Colin J. Marsden

 
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