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British Rail Class 489
9107 at Wirksworth.jpg
489107 at Wirksworth Station on 17th April 2003. This unit is one of two preserved on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Derbyshire.
In service 1983-2005
Manufacturer BREL Derby
Number built Unknown
Formation Unknown
Operator(s) Gatwick Express
Maximum speed 90mph (145km/h)
Electric system(s) From powering loco/GLV
9104 at Clapham Junction
489104 passing through Clapham Junction on 19th July 2003. This unit was used on Gatwick Express services from London Victoria-Gatwick Airport until withdrawal in 2005.
9108 at London Victoria
489108 at London Victoria on 18th March 2003. This unit carries the InterCity Gatwick Express livery.
9110 at London Victoria
489110 at London Victoria on 18th March 2003. This is was one of the final two units in service with Gatwick Express.

The British Rail Class 489 (or GLV) is a type of electrical multiple unit, specially converted for use on Gatwick Express trains, from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.

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