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Class 180 'Adelante' diesel multiple units


Fifteen (15) five-car 'Adelante' diesel multiple units were built by Alstom of Birmingham (using the former Metro-Cammell works) in 2000/1. They were delivered to Old Oak Common depot and saw service on First Great Western services from London to Worcester and Hereford.


This photograph which was taken on 22nd March 2003 shows class 180 diesel multiple unit No.180110 running south through Crowle on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway on the Sundays only 13:08 service from Worcester to London Paddington via Gloucester and Stroud. Photograph by Robert Pritchard.

No.180110 at Worcester

This is the same class 180 unit leaving Worcester Shrub Hill on a service over the Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway to London Paddington. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 23rd August 2007.

No.180108 at Worcester Shrub Hill

Class 180 diesel multiple unit No.180108 at Worcester Shrub Hill Station on 23rd August 2007. Shortly afterwards the class 180s were removed from the London Paddington trains in favour of 'HSTs' Photograph by Andrew Smith.

After five years away from the area all except five of the fourteen class 180s returned to Cotswold line services in 2012. On Friday 26th October 2012 Robert Cooke photographed No.180102 at Lower Moor on the 11.20 First Great Western service from London Paddington to Great Malvern.
Andrew Smith photographed No.180104 (above) at Great Malvern on 19th October 2016 and No.180103 (below) at Worcester Shrub Hill on 21st February 2013.
Photographed above is No.180106 leaving Worcester Shrub Hill on 4th February 2014 whilst No.180108 (below) was photographed at Norton on 17th December 2012.  Both photographs were taken by Andrew Smith.
On 30th May 2012 Andrew Smith photographed No.180109 at Malvern Wells.
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