Competition 626 :: DMUs

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Temple Meads

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Ok, I suspect I'm coming in at the tail end of an "in" joke, but do HST's count as diesel multiple units?
Well, that isn't the easiest question to answer, and indeed, the answer will differ from person to person.

They were classified as DMU's to start with, but the power cars (Class 43's) were then classified as locomotives.

Personally I'd say they aren't DMU's, but then, like I said, others will think the exact opposite :lol:
 

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Ahh...I detect some controversy! I won't post a HST photo then, but for your entertainment I'll share one here: Our XPTs are very nearly a direct copy of your HST125s (or whatever they are/were). For what it's worth (not much!) I would have counted these as a DMU...



I'll post something different in the comp.
 

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On the subject of HST: They are class 43. That's a locomotive. They never run in multiple. They are not a true fixed formation....

The evidence doesn't support the term Multiple *UNIT*. The old TOPS code is long obsolete and doesn't fit with the current practice.

I'm no judge or jury, but I'd be wary of accepting an HST pic under the terms of DMU.
 
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