The Anonymous Widower

How Many Diesel Multiple Units In The UK Have Voith Hydraulic Transmissions?

This may seem to be a funny question to ask, but all will come clear later in the week.

Doing a quick search through Wikipedia finds the following trains.

  • Class 150 – 135 – two-car – 2 x 213 kW
  • Class 150 – 2 – three-car – 3 x 213 kW
  • Class 153 – 56 – one-car – 1 x 213 kW
  • Class 155 – 7 – two-car – 2 x 213 kW
  • Class 156 – 114 – two-car – 2 x 213 kW
  • Class 158 – 149 – two-car – 2 x 260-300 kW
  • Class 158 – 23 – three-car – 3 x 260-300 kW
  • Class 159 – 30 – three-car – 3 x 260-300 kW
  • Class 165 – 48 – two-car – 2 x 261 kW
  • Class 165 – 27 – three-car – 3 x 261 kW
  • Class 166 – 21 – three-car – 3 x 261 kW
  • Class 168 – 9 – two-car – 2 x 315 kW
  • Class 168 – 8 – three-car – 3 x 315 kW
  • Class 168 – 11 – four-car – 4 x 315 kW
  • Class 170 – 41 – two-car – 2 x 315 kW
  • Class 170 – 88 – three-car – 3 x 315 kW
  • Class 171 – 12 – two-car – 2 x 315 kW
  • Class 171 – 8 – four-car – 4 x 315 kW
  • Class 175 – 27 – two-car – 2 x 340 kW

Note.

  1. The three fields after the train class are the number of trains, the number of cars in each train and the number andsize of engines per train.
  2. All trains seem to have one diesel engine per car.
  3. All trains seem to have the same or similar Voith transmission.

There are a total of 816 trains of various lengths.

October 14, 2020 - Posted by | Transport |

4 Comments »

  1. 175s are 11x 2-car and 16x 3-car.

    Comment by thebusnerd | October 14, 2020 | Reply

    • also you missed out the 22x 2-car 142s and 23x 2-car 143s still in service which were retrofitted with these transmissions in the 90s. also the 14x 5-car 180s and 51x 3-car 185s, which have 3-stage versions of them (as opposed to 2-stage).

      Comment by thebusnerd | October 14, 2020 | Reply

      • The Pacers could be converted, but we have enough now without them. I noted the 180s and 185s, but as you say they have a bigger transmission.

        Comment by AnonW | October 15, 2020

  2. […] The trains he is proposing to convert are diesel multiple units, that use a Voith transmission, which I list in How Many Diesel Multiple Units In The UK Have Voith Hydraulic Transmissions?. […]

    Pingback by Vivarail’s Plans For Zero-Emission Trains « The Anonymous Widower | October 18, 2020 | Reply


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