- British Rail Class 118
British RailClass 118 diesel multiple unitswere built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company(BRCW) and introduced from 1960.
Originally allocated to the Western Region, the final vehicles were allocated to
Tyseleydepot in Birmingham, and were all withdrawn by 1994. Like most first generation DMUs they were originally BR Green, then plain blue, and finally blue and grey, with a few receiving Network SouthEastlivery. One set was famously painted in all over yellow with advertisements for British Telecom.
A normal formation was three vehicles- a Driving Motor Brake Second (DMBS) which had two BUT engines (Later fitted with Leyland), a driving compartment(cab), 65 second class seats, guards accommodation and luggage/parcels space, a Trailer Composite Lavatory (TCL) which had no engines or driving compartment, but had 22 first class seats, 48 second class seats and a lavatory, and a Driving Motor Second (DMS), which like the DMBS had two engines and a driver's cab, and contained 89 second class seats. Having the 'blue square' multiple working restriction allowed them to run in formations containing up to 12 cars with most of BR's other DMUs.
Two vehicles were converted to
Number 51321 is preserved at the Battlefield Line
*Motive Power Recognition: 3 DMUs. Colin J. Marsden
*British Railway Pictorial: First Generation DMUs. Kevin Robertson
*British Rail Fleet Survey 8: Diesel Multiple Units- The First Generation. Brian Haresnape
*A Pictorial Record of British Railways Diesel Multiple Units. Brian Golding
* [http://www.railcar.co.uk/his110-119/118intro.htm History of the Class 118s]
* [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ChrisSimmons/ Battlefield Line website]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
British Rail Class 158 — Express Sprinter East Midlands Trains unit 158788 … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 156 — Super Sprinter East Midlands Trains 156408 at Peterborough … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 142 — Pacer Northern Rail Class 142 No. 142041 at Castleton … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 153 — Super Sprinter East Midlands Trains 153374 at Lincoln … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 323 — London Midland Class 323 No. 323220 at Birmingham In service 1992 present Manufacturer … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 150 — Sprinter Newly refurbished First Great Western Class 150 No. 150265 at Newton Abbot, with a Paignton Exmouth working … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 180 — Adelante Grand Central Class 180 on the East Coast Main Line In service 2002 Present … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 121 — Class 121 in Network South East livery at Paddington station – note the exhaust pipes and plated over headcode box (1988) In service 1960–present Manufacturer … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 165 — Networker Turbo Chiltern Railways refurbished Class 165/0 No. 165001 at London Marylebone … Wikipedia
British Rail Class 222 — Meridian East Midlands Trains 222001 at Chesterfield … Wikipedia