Southern England Railway Photos
Class 205 Diesel Multiple Unit
Conex 205 012 at Eastbourne

Introduced in 1957 the class 205, 3 car diesel electric multiple units were originally classed as 3H units for service on non-electrified lines in Hampshire. They were formed of a driving motor unit (600 hp, 450kW), an intermediate trailer and a non-motor driving unit. The motor unit has a powered bogie and an un-powered one. Maximum speed is 75 mph, 120 km/h. 
 It was running as a two car unit with Driving Motor Brake Second Open 60111 and Driving Trailer Composite Semi-Open 60811 ( both built 1957). Connex were using this 205 unit for Eastbourne-Ashford services via Hastings which provided feeder services into the Channel Tunnel trains.

Unit 205012 was stored in the former steam locomotive run round line at Eastbourne on the morning of Sunday September 25th, 2000.

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