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