Class 117  3-car DMU set.


Class 117 DMU

Michael Taylor

3-car outer suburban diesel multiple unit with 2 second class driving motor cars and a composite 1st/2nd non-powered trailer between them. Power from 2 Leyland 150 hp 6 cylinder units per motor unit and a 4-speed mechanical transmission.

Photo shows 2 3-car units running as a 6 coach train. 

Class 117. Western region set L461 with the Driving Motor Brake Second leading on the down main approaching Southall on a Saturday in June 1972. The train is the 13:18 Padd - Didcot (due Southall 13:32 pass). This set then formed the 15:05 to Oxford (2A88).


Last Updated: March 01, 2014
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