Pip and Emma
  • NWR Numbers: D6 and D7, respectively
  • Line: Tidmouth-Barrow main line
  • Class: BR Class 43
  • Designer: BREL Crewe Works
  • Builder: BREL Crewe Works
  • Configuration: Bo-Bo

Philippa Crewe, better known as Pip, and Emma Crewe make up a BR HST InterCity 125. They were designed by and built at BREL Crewe Works. They are Gordon's friend and somehow the Flying Scotsman.


When Gordon took a railtour to Carlisle, Pip and Emma were asked to take the Express back to Tidmouth for him. Pip's cooling system was faulty, but Emma was in order and so off they went. Unfortunately, Emma failed near Crovan's Gate and so James pulled them back home. The engines were quick to befriend Pip and Emma, and after Gordon had returned Douglas took them back to Barrow-in-Furness.

In 1995, Pip and Emma were borrowed to take a royal personage and some guests to Tidmouth for the Railway Series' Golden Jubilee. Following Privatisation, the Fat Controller purchased them to run a faster service to London.


Pip and Emma are based on the British Rail Class 43 HST that holds the world rail speed for a diesel: 238 km/h or 148 m/ph.


Pip and Emma are painted in the original InterCity 125 livery of yellow and blue. They carry the numbers D6 and D7, respectively.