142036 at Eccles in June 2013. ©Rept0n1x
The Class 142s were constructed between 1985 and 1987 as a cost effective method of providing temporary rolling stock on branch lines in the North and South-West of England. The units were a development of the earlier Class 141 and had a body based on the Leyland National bus, with many fixtures and fittings shared between the two vehicles. Featuring a long wheelbase with no bogies, the units have often proved to be uncomfortable and unreliable with some modifications made throughout their life to improve running quality. Incredibly, the units ran in service right up to the end of 2020, vastly exceeding their expected service life.
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