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British Rail Class 124
In service 1960-
Manufacturer BR Swindon Works
Number built 1960
Operator(s) British Rail
Car length 64 ft 6 in
Width 9 ft 3 in
Height 12 ft 9 1/2 in
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 41 tons
Prime mover(s) Leyland Albion 230 hp

The British Rail Class 124 was a class of initially six-car Diesel Multiple Units used and built specifically for the trans-pennine route. They were progressively shortened during their lifetime, finally finishing as three-car sets. They were all withdrawn by the late 1980s. There was a movement to preserve a set of this class, however it was unsuccessful and eventually all were lost.

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