British Rail Class 128

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British Rail Class 128
55993 at Peterborough in the Late 1980s in Post Office Red Livery. Gangways have been removed.
In service1959-1991
ManufacturerBritish United Traction
Family nameParcels
Number built10
Operator(s)British Rail
Car length64 ft 6 in (19.69m)
Width9 ft 3 in (2.83m)
Maximum speed70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight40-41 tonnes
Prime mover(s)Two Leyland 230 hp

British Rail Class 128 was a class of diesel multiple unit, built for British Rail. Introduced in 1959, ten of the class were built by British United Traction, each with two 230 hp Leyland engines. The class was built specifically for parcels, and did not feature any passenger accommodation; fitted out with parcel racks and bike storages at each end. The last members of the class were withdrawn in 1991, and none were preserved.

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