British Rail Class 117

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British Rail Class 117
51402 at Northampton & Lamport Railway. This vehicle, along with 51367 has since moved to the Strathspey Railway.
In service1959-2000
ManufacturerPressed Steel
Number built168
Number in service0
Number preserved66
Number scrapped102
Fleet numbers51332-51373/59484-58522/51374-51415
Operator(s)British Rail
Line(s) servedLondon Paddington station
Car length64 ft 0 in
Width9 ft 3 in
Height12 ft 8 1/2 in
Maximum speed70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight36 tons
Traction systemMechanical
Prime mover(s)BUT (AEC) 150hp then BUT (Leyland) 150hp
Safety system(s)AWS
Multiple working Blue Square
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
A data panel from a class 117 MBS, number 51359, on the Northampton & Lamport Railway on the 26 January 2008

The British Rail Class 117 diesel multiple units were built by Pressed Steel from 1959 to 1961.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of the Class 117s". The Railcar Association. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
  2. "Class 117, 176". Railway Centre News. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-07-17.