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British Rail Class 119
Class 119 DMU No. W51073 in BR Blue livery at Wirksworth Station on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.
In service 1958-1990s
Manufacturer Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. Ltd
Number built 1958
Operator(s) British Rail
Car length 64 ft 6 in
Width 9 ft 3 in
Height 12 ft 8 1/4 in
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 37 tons 10 cwt
Traction system Mechanical
Prime mover(s) BUT (AEC) of 150 hp
Track gauge Standard

The British Rail Class 119 DMUs were used on the Western Region and on services in the Midlands that used units that were based at Tyseley Depot. Soon after they were introduced, many of the DMUs were moved to Cardiff. This was so that they could serve the intermediate stations on outer suburban services from London Paddington to Oxford. These were as 7-car sets, with the addition of Hawksworth composites adapted to run as DMU trailers.

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