Fed up with the pleasure being ripped out of rail travel? It is still possible to enjoy exploring by train
Turbostar was the first new train to emerge after the hiatus of privatisation, Adrian Shooter’s Class 168 being the first away. But the design had been evolving for some years before that, there being a clear need for new DMUs to replace the last of the ‘conventional’ DMUs, such as Class 101s. In the early years of Porterbrook full general repairs were still being done on these units despite them being 40 years old by then.