British Rail Class 126

British Rail Class 126

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The British Rail Class 126 diesel multiple unit was built by BR Swindon Works in 1959/60 to work services from Glasgow to Ayrshire and comprised 22 Motor Second vehicles, 22 Motor Brake Second, 10 Kitchen Trailer First and 11 Trailer Composite vehicles formed into 22 3-car sets formed Motor Second + Trailer + Motor Brake Second. These trainsets were based on the earlier Swindon-built trainsets that had been introduced in 1955 to work the Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen St services with vehicles numbered in the 79xxx series which formed the first Inter City service to be operated by diesel units in Great Britain. The introduction of these early diesel multiple units originated in a British Transport Commission report of 1952 that suggested the trial use of diesel railcars. BR's Swindon Works were chosen to design and build express units for the ex-North British Railway Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street route.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135935992
  • 9786135935998