British Rail Class 109

class of 5 two-car diesel multiple units

The British Rail Class 109 is a class of 2-car diesel multiple units built in 1957 by Wickham & Co. Five two-car units were built featuring an unusual body design.

British Rail Class 109
Preserved unit 50416+56171.
In service1957- 1971
ManufacturerWickham & Co
Number built1957
Formation2 cars per trainset
Operator(s)British Rail
Car length57 ft 0 in
Width8 ft 3 in
Height12 ft 4 1/2 in
Maximum speed70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight37 tons 10 cwt

The units soon became non-standard and two were sold back to the manufacturer who exported them to Trinidad and Tobago. Another unit was converted into departmental service, and survived in BR ownership until the early 1980s.