British Rail Class 108

British Rail Class 108
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Class 108 DMU, nos. 50980 and 52054, at Bodmin on 28 August 2003. This unit is preserved on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in Cornwall.
In service1958-1993
ManufacturerBritish Rail
Built atDerby Works
Family nameDerby Lightweight
Constructed1958-1961
Refurbishment1976
Scrapped1990 onwards
Number in service0
Number preserved55
Number scrapped78
FormationDMBS-DTC
DMBS-TS-DMC
DMC-TBS-TS-DMC
DMBS-DMC
Capacity117
Operator(s)British Rail
Depot(s)Darlington, Hammerton Street, South Gosforth, Leicester, Allerton, Bletchley, Longsight, Chester, Wrexham (Central), Newton Heath, Bristol, Cardiff, Plymouth, Swansea, Carlisle, Newcastle, Buxton, Tyseley
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The British Rail Class 108 diesel multiple units were built by BR Derby from 1958 to 1961, with a final production quantity of 333 vehicles.[1]

These units stayed in were used till the 1990s after which they were withdrawn from traffic.

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Class 108 DMU, nos. 56208 and 51935, at Bewdley on 15 October 2004. This unit is preserved on the Severn Valley Railway.

References

  1. "History of the Class 108". The Railcar Association. Retrieved 2009-08-30.