125

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English[edit]

A 125 at Clay Cross, Derbyshire

Etymology[edit]

From their maximum speed of 125 mph.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

125 (plural 125s)

  1. (Britain, rail transport) A high-speed train (HST) powered by two British Rail Class 43s, one at each end.
    • 1999 June 16, Hoppy, “Re: HST from Paddington”, in uk.railway, Usenet[1]:
      How much rail horsepower does a 125 have? Well I don't have the actual TE curve on me here (it's at home) but I can approximate.
    • 2003 December 1, Sean Marshall, “Re: Voyager/Meridian differences”, in uk.railway, Usenet[2]:
      Most of the cheap tickets are valid on both 125s and Turbos - indeed some are ONLY available on 125s (eg First Plus London Day Out).
    • 2010 January 6, McKevvy, “Re: Could you safely lie between the rails of an HSL?”, in uk.railway, Usenet[3]:
      When I was an apprentice many years ago, the 125 used to come through Markinch station in Fife at 1.27pm every weekday.