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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 service 1961-1999
Manufacturer Pressed Steel
Number built 168
Number in service 0
Number preserved 66
Number scrapped 102
Formation DMBS/TCL/DMS
Fleet numbers 51332-51373/59484-58522/51374-51415
Capacity 156
Operator(s) British Rail
Line(s) served London Paddington station
Car length 64 ft 0 in
Width 9 ft 3 in
Height 12 ft 8 1/2 in
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 36 tons
Traction system Mechanical
Prime mover(s) BUT (AEC) 150hp then BUT (Leyland) 150hp
Safety system(s) AWS
Multiple working Blue Square
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Data panel 260108 d.adkins
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 1960.

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