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|British Rail Class 118|
BR class 118 DMU Nos. 51302+59469+51317 in British Telecom advertising livery
|Manufacturer||Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company|
|Number built||15 sets (45 cars)|
|Number preserved||1 car (DMS 51321)|
|Formation||3-car sets: DMBS-TCL-DMS|
|Capacity||DMBS: 65 second
TCL: 24 first, 50 second
DMS: 89 second
|Car length||64 ft 6 in (19.66 m)|
|Width||9 ft 3 in (2.82 m)|
|Maximum speed||70 mph (113 km/h)|
|Weight||Power cars: 36 tons 0 cwt (80,600 lb or 36.6 t),
Trailer cars: 30 tons 0 cwt (67,200 lb or 30.5 t)
|Engine(s)||Two BUT engines per power car|
|Power output||150 hp (112 kW) per engine|
|Multiple working||■ Blue Square|
Originally allocated to the Western Region, the final vehicles were allocated to Tyseley depot in Birmingham, and were all withdrawn by 1994.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 SouthEast livery. 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 system allowed them to run in formations containing up to 12 cars with most of BR's other DMUs.
Two vehicles were converted to sandite use.
|Lot No.||Type||Diagram||Qty||Fleet Numbers||Notes|
|30543||Driving Motor Brake Second (DMBS)||850||15||51302–51316|
|30544||Trailer Composite with lavatory (TCL)||851||15||59469–59483|
|30545||Driving Motor Second (DMS)||852||15||51317–51331|
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