Class 142 diesel multiple units

( Page 1 2 3 4 5 )
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   Text © Copyright May 2017, JThomas; licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Licence.
Images also under a similar Creative Commons Licence.


Introduction

Class 142 diesel multiple units were conceived during hard times at British Rail in the early 1980's. Based on an original bus design they were intended for use on rural branch lines. Because of their harsh ride and poor performance on tight curves however, most were eventually banished to Northern (currently Arriva Rail North) with a few also going to Arriva Trains Wales.
Ninety six two car units (numbered 142001-142096) were built by British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) in Derby between 1985 and 1987.
Due to Government legislation that will require all public passenger trains to be accessible by 1 January 2020, it is anticipated that this class of train will have to be phased out by the end of 2019 as they will not meet the new standards.
Now may be a good time to document their presence before they vanish from our lives forever.



142001-142010

142001
SS6811 : Train at Eggesford Station by paul dickson Eggesford Railway Station 2008
SE3703 : Railway near Smithley by JThomas Smithley 2014
SJ5795 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142001, platform 3, Earlestown railway station by El Pollock Earlestown Railway Station 2015
142002
ST1871 : Penarth-bound train entering Dingle Rd Station, Penarth by John Lord Penarth Dingle Road Station 2010
ST1871 : Train in Dingle Rd Station, Penarth by John Lord Penarth Dingle Road Station 2010
ST1871 : Rhymney train at Penarth station by Jaggery Penarth Railway Station 2016
SS9398 : Treherbert railway station by Roger Cornfoot Treherbert Railway Station 2017
142003
SJ8993 : Denton Flyer arriving at Reddish South by Gerald EnglandReddish South Station 2013
SD3229 : DMU 142003 ready to leave St.Anne's by Peter MooreSt Anne's Station 2014
SD3031 : Squires Gate Station by Peter MooreSquires Gate Station 2014
SJ8499 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142003, platform 2, Manchester Victoria railway station by El PollockManchester Victoria Station 2015
142004
SD5805 : Wigan Wallgate Station by Dr Neil CliftonWigan Wallgate Station 2010
SJ9490 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142004, Romiley Junction by El PollockRomiley Junction 2015
SD5328 : Outplaced Pacer for Ormskirk by Chris MorganPreston Railway Station 2015
SJ9689 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142004, Marple railway station by El PollockMarple Railway Station 2015
SJ9291 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142004, Bredbury railway station by El PollockBredbury Railway Station 2015
142005
SJ5393 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142005, St. Helens Junction railway station by El PollockSt. Helens Junction Station 2014
SD5805 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142005, Wigan Wallgate railway station by El PollockWigan Wallgate Station 2015
142006
ST0896 : Quakers Yard (Low Level) railway station, Mid Glamorgan by Nigel ThompsonQuakers Yard Station 2012
142007 No photos yet
142008 Scrapped in 2009 ater accident.
142009
SJ8499 : DMUs, platforms 4 & 5, Manchester Victoria railway station by El PollockManchester Victoria Station 2015
SJ8499 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142009, platform 3, Manchester Victoria railway station by El PollockManchester Victoria Station 2015
142010
SO1107 : Penarth train at Rhymney station by JaggeryRhymney Station 2014

142011-142020

142011
SD5805 : Railway Station, Wigan by Dave HitchborneWigan Railway Station 1989
SJ8399 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142011, platform 3, Manchester Victoria railway station by El PollockManchester Victoria Station 2014
SJ8399 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142011, platform 5, Manchester Victoria railway station by El PollockManchester Victoria Station 2015
SD8637 : Nelson Railway Station by JThomasNelson Station 2018
SD8333 : Departing Burnley Central Railway Station by JThomasBurnley Central Station 2018
142012
SJ8497 : Manchester Piccadilly railway station by Thomas NugentManchester Piccadilly Station 2013
142013
SJ8497 : Pacers at Piccadilly by Jonathan HutchinsManchester Piccadilly Station 2010
142014 No photos yet
142015 No photos yet
142016 No photos yet
142017
SJ8399 : Pacer train at Manchester Victoria by Stephen CravenManchester Victoria Station 1987
NZ3814 : Train heading east near Carter's Lane level crossing by JThomasCarter's Lane level crossing 2013
SJ8399 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142011, platform 5, Manchester Victoria railway station by El PollockNewcastle Railway Station 2015
142018
TA3009 : Disused platforms at Cleethorpes station by Richard VinceCleethorpes Railway Station 2010
NZ6621 : Saltburn Railway Station by JThomasSaltburn Railway Station 2014
SK7080 : Retford Railway Station (Platform 4, Lower Level) by JThomasRetford Railway Station 2015
SE5443 : Trains around Colton Junction - May 2017 (8) by The Carlisle KidColton Junction 2017
142019
NY9265 : Sprinter approaching Hexham by Stephen CravenApproaching Hexham 2007
SE5951 : York Railway Station by JThomasYork Railway Station 2015
NZ2463 : Newcastle Railway Station by JThomasNewcastle Railway Station 2015
142020
NZ0561 : 142020 approaching Stocksfield - September 2017 by The Carlisle KidApproaching Stocksfield 2017
NZ0561 : 142020 entering Stocksfield - September 2017 by The Carlisle KidEntering Stocksfield 2017

KML

( Page 1 2 3 4 5 )
You are not logged in login | register