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British Rail Class 128
British Rail Class 128 train 55993.jpg
55993 at Peterborough in the Late 1980s in Post Office Red Livery. Gangways have been removed.
In service 1959-1991
Manufacturer British United Traction
Family name Parcels
Number built 10
Operator(s) British Rail
Car length 64 ft 6 in (19.69m)
Width 9 ft 3 in (2.83m)
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 40-41 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 The last members of the class were withdrawn in 1991, and none were preserved.

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