British Rail Class 109

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British Rail Class 109
BR Class 109 Llangollen.jpg
Preserved unit 50416+56171.
In service 1957-
Manufacturer Wickham & Co
Number built 1957
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Operator(s) British Rail
Specifications
Car length 57 ft 0 in
Width 8 ft 3 in
Height 12 ft 4 1/2 in
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 37 tons 10 cwt

The British Rail Class 109 is a class of 2-car diesel multiple units built in 1957 by Wickham & Co. Five two-car units were built featuring an unusual body design.

The units soon became non-standard and two were sold back to the manufacturer who exported them to Trinidad and Tobago. Another unit was converted into departmental service, and survived in BR ownership until the early 1980s.