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    UKP: BR Multiple Units: 142

    Diesel Unit

    Class 142 Pacer

    The British Rail Class 142 diesel multiple unit passenger railbuses were built for British Rail (BR) from 1985 to 1987. The class were built with a high level of commonality with the widely-used Leyland National bus. They are part of the Pacer family of railbuses. The last set was withdrawn from service in 2020.

    The Class 142 shared a high degree of similarity to the design of the Class 141. However, one major area of change is that both the Class 142 and Class 143 featured a noticeably wider body, instead of adhering to the width of the standard bus as per the Class 141; specifically, the width was expanded to the maximum amount permissible to remain within the loading gauge. This resulted in an increased internal area to accommodate passengers within, enabling a three-by-two seating arrangement to be installed for a total maximum capacity of 121 seats per set. The increased seating was particularly useful as, in addition to their use on rural feeder services, the Class 142's use on short range urban services had been foreseen by BR planners.

    Several operational class 142 units have made it into preservation and additional sets are set to be saved/earmarked for preservation, most of which so far being ex-Northern operated units with one being an ex-Arriva Trains Wales unit. The pioneer Class 142 Unit, 142001, is part of the National Collection and preserved at the National Railway Museum Shildon. Other select units have also been purchased but will only be used to provide spare parts to the units which are planned to operate on heritage railways or museums.

    Wheel Arrangement 1-A+A-1
    Builder BREL Derby/Leyland
    Power 165kW
    Engine Cummins LT10-R
    Max Speed 75mph
    Length 15.55m
    Width 2.8m
    Height 3.86m
    Introduced 1985
    Withdrawn 2020
    Weight 24.5t
    Transmission Voith T211r two-stage hydraulic
    Wheelbase 9m

    Photo: Dan Cardwell

    Number Altnumber Name Status Formation Note Livery Depot Pool Location Base Owner
    142001 P 55542,55592 NOR Locomotion - NRM Shildon NRM UK/142 UK70/142
    142003 P 55544,55594 GMP ZG SCXH LSL UK/142 UK70/142
    142004 P 55545,55595 NOR Telford Steam Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142006 Tom Clift P 55547,55597 ATW Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142007 P 55548,55598 RRG ZG SCXH LSL UK/142 UK70/142
    142011 P 55552,55602 for spares NOR Midland Railway - Butterley UK/142 UK70/142
    142013 P 55554,55604 NOR Midland Railway - Butterley UK/142 UK70/142
    142014 55555,55605 NOR ZG SCXH LSL UK/142 UK70/142
    142017 P 55558,55608 NOR East Kent Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142018 142518   P 55559,55609 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142019 142519   P 55560,55610 NOR Whitrope Waverley Route Heritage Centre UK/142 UK70/142
    142020 142520   P 55561,55611 NOR Whitrope Waverley Route Heritage Centre UK/142 UK70/142
    142023 P 55564,55614 NOR Plym Valley Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142027 P 55568,55618 for spares NOR PR Chasewater Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142028 P 55569,55619 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142029 P 55570,55620 NOR PR Chasewater Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142030 P 55571,55621 NOR PR Chasewater Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142033 55574,55624 for emergency services training NOR South Wales Police Development Centre, Bridgend UK/142 UK70/142
    142035 P 55576,55626 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142036 P 55577,55627 NOR East Kent Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142038 P 55579,55629 NOR Mid Norfolk Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142041 P 55582,55632 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142045 D 55586,55636 NOR Kirk Merrington Primary School, Co Durham UK/142 UK70/142
    142047 S 55588,55638 NOR SCXH Stow Bardolph Old Station PR UK/142 UK70/142
    142055 P 55705,55751 NOR Foxfield Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142058 X 55708,55754 NOR Telford Steam Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142060 P 55710,55756 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142061 P 55711,55757 NOR Mid Norfolk Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142078 P 55728,55774 NOR Weardale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142084 P 55734,55780 NOR Rushden Transport Museum UK/142 UK70/142
    142087 P 55737,55783 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142090 P 55740,55786 NOR Wensleydale Railway UK/142 UK70/142
    142091 P 55741,55787 NOR Rushden Transport Museum UK/142 UK70/142
    142094 P 55744,55790 NOR Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway UK/142 UK70/142