British Rail Derby Lightweight facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Derby Lightweight
|Manufacturer||BR's Derby Works|
|Number built||219 vehicles|
|Formation||1, 2 & 4 Car Formations|
|Maximum speed||62 mph|
|Prime mover(s)||Two BUT (Leyland) 125 bhp|
The British Rail Derby Lightweight diesel multiple units, were the first such trains to be built en-masse for British Railways. The units were built at BR's Derby Works from 1954 to 1955. The units were built in various formations, including two single car units, 12 power-twin 2-car units, 84 power-trailer 2-car units, and four 4-car units. Contemporaneous with these units was the unique Battery Electric Multiple Unit.
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