Class 180

A somewhat troublesome unit, the Class 180’s were once envisaged to see off many of the ageing HST sets on the Great Western Mainline, but very soon due to a mixture of unreliability and a non-standard nature, their influence was scattered across the UK, and now they form the basis of many Open Access Operators.


Seen awaiting departure with their various workings are First Great Western Class 43, 43183, and Class 180104.