The British Rail Class 153 is single car diesel multiple unit that was converted from the British Leyland built twin car Class 155. The conversion was done by Hunslet Barclay in Kilmarnock and 70 Class 153’s were converted from 35 class 155 twin car sets. The 153 entered service in 1991 and has continued in service to the present day, operating on the less critical intercity routes and some branch line work, taking over many of the duties previously conducted by the Class 121 and Class 122. Post privatisation of BR, the fleet of Class 153’s was divided across many different operators, including East Midlands Trains, London Midland, Wessex Trains (later merging with First Great Western), First North Western (later becoming split between FGW and Northern Rail), Arriva Trains Northern and Anglia Railways. The Class 153 carried the standard BSi Auto-coupler and was therefore capable of working with other classes such as the 156, 158 and Class 170 that carried the same coupler mechanism.
The Dapol Class 153 model features:
Finely detailed body with many extra fitted items
5 pole Super Creep motor with incredible controllable slow running speed.
All wheel drive and pick up
Directional lights and head code lighting
Light Bar Ready
DCC Ready with provision for a NEXT-18 decoder
Accessory bag with optional fitted parts.