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British Rail Class 105
BR Class 105 E51282 and E56461 Longsight.jpg
Inside Longsight Diesel Traction Maintenance Depot, December 1983
In service 1959-1988
Manufacturer Cravens Ltd.
Constructed 1956-1959
Formation 2 or 3 cars per set
Operator(s) British Rail
Car length 17.53 m
Width 2.81 m
Height 3.83 m
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 30.5 tonnes
Prime mover(s) Two BUT, 150 bhp

The British Rail Class 105 diesel multiple units were built by Cravens Ltd. of Sheffield from 1956 to 1959. The class were built with a side profile identical to British Railways Mark 1 carriage stock, using the same doors and windows. None were selected for refurbishment. The last passenger car was withdrawn from service in 1988.

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