The Class 43 InterCity 125 is a diesel locomotive manufactured by BREL, in use on Stepford Express. Two of these locomotives top-and-tailing four Mark 3 coaches can be purchased for 3000 points. When the train first came out it was only 2400 points and that was until 26 December 2019.
In real life, the Class 43 entered service in 1976, and are currently operated by companies such as ScotRail, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway and Great Western Railway. They are currently being phased out of operation.
The Intercity 125 train consists of 1 Class 43 diesel locomotive, 1 first class Mark 3 car, 1 restaurant car, 2 standard class cars and another Class 43 diesel locomotive in the back.
- These are the oldest trains in the SCR, having entered service in 1975 in real life.
- This is the second diesel locomotive and also the second locomotive-hauled unit, alongside the Class 68.
- This was the lowest class numbered train in the entire game before Class 08 was introduced, although Class 08 is for scenery only.
- This train is sometimes criticized for being very expensive for what you receive compared to trains like the Class 801. The lower detail level in some places (such as about 3/4 of the locos being completely empty) means many want it to be upgraded.
- The two Class 43 locomotives have the same unit number for both locomotives, despite being different units. This is likely a coding limitation. This also applies to the double Class 185 units running on AirLink, the Class 68, and the Class 165/1.
- The Class 43 in SCR has 4 coaches and 2 locomotives (or a 2+4 HST set), a configuration which also exists in real life, these are the ScotRail, Network Rail and GWR short HST sets, also known as the Pocket Rocket, Castle Class or HSTGTi sets.
- This train is one of the two longest trains in SCR (if you count the locomotives on both sides), the other train being the Airlink double Class 185 unit.
- This train has got Valenta sounds, but this is MTU version.
- This train is one of the most expensive trains in SCR. It is tied with the Class 387, Class 802, and Class 68.
- This train is one of the five fastest trains in SCR, along with the Class 801, Class 220, Class 802 and the Class 221 at 125mph.
- Despite the fact that this train has 1 more car than the Class 801, both trains are around the same in length.
- 2 Class 43 locomotives can be seen back to back at Faymere Green TMD.
- This is the only Express train that has locomotives.
- Three Mk3 Coaches in Express livery can be seen at Faymere Green TMD, coupled to Three Mk3 Coaches in Connect livery.
- In real life, the train is known as the InterCity 125 as it can go 125 miles an hour.
- This train along with the Class 68 are the only trains to have Mk3 coaches and locomotives.
- The absolute maximum speed of the InterCity125 is 148 mph, but its operational maximum speed is only 125 mph due to old signalling system and restrictions.
- In real life, this trains are currently operated by Abellio ScotRail, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, and Network Rail. Future operations include cargo use. Previous operations include British Rail, Cotswold Rail, East Coast, East Midlands Trains, GNER, Grand Central, Hull Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Midland Mainline, East Midlands Railway, National Express East Coast, Virgin CrossCountry, Virgin Trains East Coast, and Virgin Trains.
- This train, alongside with the Class 68, are the only trains have no destination boards that shows the terminus station anywhere on the train.
- This train and the Class 68 are the only trains to have a bar in one of their coaches.