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British Rail Class 210
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Class 210 001 at Reading for a service to Didcot on 30 May 1982
In service 1981-c1987
Manufacturer BREL Derby
Number built 2
Formation 4 cars (210 001)
3 cars (210 002)
Capacity 203 (210 001)
254 (210 002)
Operator(s) British Rail
Maximum speed 90mph (145km/h)
Prime mover(s) 1 x MTU 12V396 TC11 (210 001)
1 x Paxman 6RP200L (210 002)

The British Rail Class 210 was a type of diesel-electric multiple unit built in the late 1970s. The class was intended to be a modern train to replace the ageing types in use on the Southern Region of British Railways but the prototypes built did not manage to secure production for the class and they were withdrawn in the 1980s.

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