British Rail Class 114

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British Rail Class 114
56006 at Kidderminster.JPG
Class 114 no. 56006 at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway on 15 October 2004, whilst taking part in the Railcar 50 event. This vehicle has been restored to its original 1956 condition, and is preserved at the Midland Railway Butterley.
In service 1960-2002
Manufacturer BR Derby
Number built 1956-1957
Formation Unknown
Operator(s) British Rail
Specifications
Car length 64 ft 6 in
Width 9 ft 3 in
Height 12 ft 4 1/2 in
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 35 tons 10 cwt


The British Rail Class 114 diesel multiple units were built by BR Derby from 1956 to 1957. Forty-nine 2-car units were built, numbered 50001-49 for driving motors (later renumbered 53001-49) and 56001-49 for driving trailers (later renumbered 54001-49). The units were used on services in the West Midlands, Lincolnshire and Humberside.