Class 142 diesel multiple units

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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 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 : Rhymney train at Penarth station by Jaggery Penarth station, 2016

142003
SD3229 : DMU 142003 ready to leave St.Anne's by Peter Moore St Anne's Station 2014
SD3031 : Squires Gate Station by Peter Moore Squires Gate Station, 2014
SJ8499 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142003, platform 2, Manchester Victoria railway station by El Pollock Manchester Victoria railway station, 2015


142004
SJ9490 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142004, Romiley Junction by El Pollock Romiley Junction, 2015
SJ9689 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142004, Marple railway station by El Pollock Marple railway station, 2015
SJ9291 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142004, Bredbury railway station by El Pollock Bredbury railway station, 2015

142005
SJ5393 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142005, St. Helens Junction railway station by El Pollock St. Helens Junction railway station, 2014
SD5805 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142005, Wigan Wallgate railway station by El Pollock Wigan Wallgate railway station, 2015

142006
142007
142008 Scrapped in 2009 following a serious accident.
142009
SJ8499 : DMUs, platforms 4 & 5, Manchester Victoria railway station by El Pollock Manchester Victoria railway station, 2015
SJ8499 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142009, platform 3, Manchester Victoria railway station by El Pollock Manchester Victoria railway station, 2015

142010
SO1107 : Penarth train at Rhymney station by Jaggery Rhymney station, 2014



142011-142020

142011
SD5805 : Railway Station, Wigan by Dave Hitchborne Railway Station, Wigan, 1989
SJ8399 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142011, platform 3, Manchester Victoria railway station by El Pollock Manchester Victoria railway station, 2014
SJ8399 : Northern Rail Class 142, 142011, platform 5, Manchester Victoria railway station by El Pollock Manchester Victoria railway station, 2015

142012
SJ8497 : Manchester Piccadilly railway station by Thomas Nugent Manchester Piccadilly railway station, 2013

142013
SJ8497 : Pacers at Piccadilly by Jonathan Hutchins Manchester Piccadilly railway station, 2010

142014
142015
142016

142017
NZ3814 : Train heading east near Carter's Lane level crossing by JThomas Carter's Lane level crossing, 2013
NZ2463 : Newcastle Railway Station by JThomas Newcastle Railway Station, 2015

142018
NZ6621 : Saltburn Railway Station by JThomas Saltburn Railway Station, 2014
SK7080 : Retford Railway Station (Platform 4, Lower Level) by JThomas Retford Railway Station (Platform 4, Lower Level), 2015
SE5443 : Trains around Colton Junction - May 2017 (8) by The Carlisle Kid Colton Junction, 2017

142019
NY9265 : Sprinter approaching Hexham by Stephen Craven Approaching Hexham, 2007
SE5951 : York Railway Station by JThomas York Railway Station, 2015
NZ2463 : Newcastle Railway Station by JThomas Newcastle Railway Station, 2015

142020
NZ0561 : 142020 approaching Stocksfield - September 2017 by The Carlisle Kid Approaching Stocksfield, 2017
NZ0561 : 142020 entering Stocksfield - September 2017 by The Carlisle Kid Entering Stocksfield, 2017

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