THE MODERN railway is filled with multiple units, but there are still daily locomotive hauled passenger trains with one of the most distinctive being TransPennine Express’ (TPE) Class 68-hauled Nova 3 sets.
Above: New in for ‘OO’ gauge from Accurascale are its Nova 3 TransPennine Express five-car push-pull sets.
These trains were introduced in 2019 with construction of the Mk 5 coaches taking place in 2017-2018 by CAF in Spain. They run in fixed formations on the Liverpool-Scarborough corridor in push-pull form with a Class 68 Bo-Bo diesel-electric. Not only do these trains stand out; the Class 68s make a brilliant sound as well.