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Class 119 GRC&W Cross-Country 3-car DMUs

Introduced: 1958
Coupling code: Blue Square
Underframe: 64ft 6in
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical

Class 119

This was a Cross-Country design built by a private builder due to build capacity limitations at British Railway's own workshops. It had the same body layout as the Swindon Class 120s, but with a Derby design cab.

Their use was widespread throughout the Western Region and on services in the Midlands sourced by Tyseley Depot. They were also associated with the Bristol-Weymouth workings from their introduction, and also based at Cardiff to work the outer suburban services to Oxford - often as 7 car sets with the addition of a Hawksworth composite adapted to run as DMU trailers.

Three power cars survived into preservation.

GRCW Works Pictures
BR Diagrams & Works Pictures

Details about preserved Class 119s can be found here.

Thanks to Jim Poor (Gloucester Railcar Trust) for additional information.

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