British Rail Class 108

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British Rail Class 108
50982 and 52054 at Bodmin.JPG
Class 108 DMU, nos. 50980 and 52054, at Bodmin on 28 August 2003. This unit is preserved on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in Cornwall.
In service 1958-1993
Manufacturer British Rail
Built at Derby Works
Family name Derby Lightweight
Constructed 1958-1961
Refurbishment 1976
Scrapped 1990 onwards
Number in service 0
Number preserved 55
Number scrapped 78
Formation DMBS-DTC
DMBS-TS-DMC
DMC-TBS-TS-DMC
DMBS-DMC
Capacity 117
Operator British Rail
Depot(s) Darlington, Hammerton Street, South Gosforth, Leicester, Allerton, Bletchley, Longsight, Chester, Wrexham (Central), Newton Heath, Bristol, Cardiff, Plymouth, Swansea, Carlisle, Newcastle, Buxton, Tyseley
Specifications

The British Rail Class 108 diesel multiple units were built by BR Derby from 1958 to 1961, with a final production quantity of 333 vehicles.[1]

These units stayed in were used till the 1990s after which they were withdrawn from traffic.

Class 108 DMU, nos. 56208 and 51935, at Bewdley on 15 October 2004. This unit is preserved on the Severn Valley Railway.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "History of the Class 108". The Railcar Association. http://www.railcar.co.uk/his100-109/108intro.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-30.