Class 175 Coradia 1000

The Class 175 is part of the Coradia DMU family along with the Class 180. They were built for long-distance services in Wales and the North West in the early privatised era [1]. The fleet was originally operated by First North Western, then Wales & Borders before being transferred to Arriva Trains Wales in 2004 where they still remain. Some were leased to First TransPennine Express for a time.

Number built: 70 (27 2 or 3-car sets)
Built: 1999-2001
Builder: Alstom Birmingham
Motor: Cummins N14 diesel per car
Power: 900 hp (670 kW) / 1, 350hp (1, 005kW)
Formation: (175/0) DMSL (Driving Motor Standard Lavatory)+DMSL
(175/1) DMSL+MSL (Motor Standard Lavatory)+DMSL

The Class 175 has two sub-classes, the 175/0 being 2-car sets (eleven sets) and the 175/1 3-car (sixteen sets). All Class 175 cars are powered, and - more importantly for long-range routes - have toilets!
Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) 175 009 at Cardiff Central

ATW 175 003 at Crewe

Another ATW train at Crewe, this time 175 115

An unidentified ATE 175/1 departs Crewe

ATW 175 004 at Hereford

ATW 175 002 at Crewe

[1] Colin J. Marsden, DMU and EMU Recognition Guide (Ian Allan, 2018) p. 164