Web Links

156 home page

This page has external links to web sites including some of relevance to the class 156 trains.


Train Operating Companies

NX East Anglia Train Operator for East Anglia
East Midlands Trains Train Operator in East Midlands
Northern Rail Train Operator in the north of England
First ScotRail Train Operator in Scotland
Strathclyde Passenger Transport Regional transport authority for the Glasgow area

Rolling stock Companies

Angel Trains Rolling stock leasing company
Porterbrook Rolling stock leasing company

Engineering companies

Alstom Transport Train manufacture and maintenance;
Owner of the former Met-Cam plant at Washwood Heath
Cummins Manufacturer of diesel engines
Voith Turbo Manufacturer of power transmissions
SAB WABCO Component manufacturer, including BSI couplings
LH Group Reconditioned power train components


The European Railway Picture Gallery The Railfaneurope.net Picture Gallery of class 156 units.
Electric Nose - Class 156 Gallery Photos by Steve Jones.
Railfan.net Contributor Photos Photos of 156's by John Law.

General Railway links

National Rail The web site for all Britain's Passenger Rail companies.
All the infomation you need to plan a journey.
Met-Cam Site about the former train builder Metro-Cammell.
Modernisation of the Cambrian Lines Description of RETB signalling, part of the Signalbox web site.
Train Protection and Warning System Description of TPWS, part of the Thales web site.
Railway Technical Web Pages for those interested in the technology, planning, maintenance and operation of railways.
Testing Times Train testing and commisioning at Derby. Also features the visit of 156.502 to Utrecht.
The Class 175s A page about the Alstom built trains. Part of the North Wales Coast Railway website
The Railcar Association Site dedicated to Heritage DMU's, containing extensive class histories and preservation details.
OTPnet The On Track Plant website.
Lowland Locomotives Railway photos and history of Central Scotland.
Also features a tribute to the class 303 EMU "Blue Trains"
End of the Line Withdrawn & Stored Locomotives
Networker 465 Web site What Makes Networkers work - Technical description of these 3rd Rail EMUs
Hurst Models Model railway detailing kits and components
The Junction A web site documenting the current railway scene.
Includes fleet lists.
RailwayScene.co.uk Site for UK railway news and chat.
RailwayMania Collection of photos from the 1990s to the present day.
Sudbury Rail Line Supporting the branch line from Marks Tey (near Colchester).
Northern Rail Forum North of England site for railway news and chat.

E-mail groups

Scot-Rail A group is for anyone interested in the railways and trains of Scotland.
North-East-Gen News and notable workings in the North East of England.
Northern_Rail Observations and discussion of the Northern Rail train operating company.
Central_trains For anyone interested in the operations of former UK rail operator Central Trains.
east-midlands-trains News and discussion about the East Midlands Trains operator.
Anglia-gen What's happening and running on the railways within East Anglia.
MUEG Multiple Unit E-mail Group
Class_156_Sprinters 156 Interest Group

Fotopic Galleries

dysgraphyk.fotopic.net Railway Photos by Dysgraphyk
davidmulligan.fotopic.net David Mulligan's Gallery
rtranmer.fotopic.net Ryan Tranmer's Gallery
jon-bradley.fotopic.net Jon Bradley's Gallery
davids.railway.fotopic.net David Kirkwood's Scotch & Rails
dwb.railcollection.fotopic.net David Burrell's Gallery
david894.fotopic.net David Clark's Gallery
ed-greenwood.fotopic.net Ed Greenwood's Gallery
photos.darrenjohnson.co.uk DarrenJ's Photos @ Fotopic.Net
railfoto.fotopic.net Railfoto @ Fotopic.Net
kendalmay.fotopic.net Photographs by Kendal May
gallery120232.fotopic.net Chris Tolley's Railway Pictures
robs-photo-pages.fotopic.net Rob's Photo pages
mike-sargent.fotopic.net Mike Sargent's Gallery
tayrail.fotopic.net Jim Ramsay's Gallery
jpc.fotopic.net JPC Photos
class156.fotopic.net Class 156 gallery by James Rawlinson
keithpartlow.fotopic.net Ipswich area photos by Keith Partlow
imagingexcellence.fotopic.net Photography by Graham Scott
geoffsangliaphotos.fotopic.net Gallery by Geoff Tibble
peterskuce.fotopic.net Photographs by Peter Skuce
railwayphotos1981-2000.fotopic.net Photographs by Ken Squire

Railway Internet Directories

iRail Railway internet search engine
Link Rail UK Listings of railway links
Railway Register Railway related websites in Britain and Ireland
The Multiple Unit Web Ring Collection of sites about Multiple Units trains.