Twenty-one (21) three-car diesel hydraulic multiple units of class 166 (commonly known as 'Network Express Turbo' units) were built at ABB York (formerly BREL York) in 1992/93. The units were base at Reading depot for use on services from London Paddington to Oxford and Newbury.
The person in this photograph is the First Great Western guard who is waiting for right time before re-joining car No.58112 from Class 166 unit No.166212 at the start of the 14:51 service from Great Malvern to Weymouth. Photographed by Andrew Smith on 6th January 2011.
Car No.58122 from class 166 diesel multiple unit No.166201 stabled in the centre road at Worcester Shrub Hill on 22nd August 2006. Photograph by Andrew Smith.
Class 166 diesel multiple unit No.166214 at Worcester Foregate Street Station on 16th July 2004. The unit had arrived on a service from London Paddington and would shortly go forward to a siding at Henwick before returning to London. Photograph by Andrew Smith.
On 17th April 2011 class 166 three-car diesel multiple unit No.166201 had charge of the 18:29 Saturdays only First Great Western service from Great Malvern to London Paddington. Andrew Smith photographed this train on the short section of track between Worcester Shrub Hill and Norton. Just visible above the third carriage is the tower of Worcester Cathedral.