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Published on May 26, 2009
This film shows 2 class 450 DMU's at York Road depot, including use of the carriage wash facility. A total of nine three car trains were constructed by BREL between 1985 and 1987 for NIR. The trains were constructed using underframes of existing Mark 1 coaching stock, altered to 5ft3in gauge and new Mark 3 bodyshells. Because of this, they bear a strong resemblance to the British Rail Class 150 ,British Rail Class 210 and 455, as they use Mark 3 bodyshells. These were combined with refurbished power units and traction motors from the withdrawn Class 70 units (there were only eight Class 70 units available to be salvaged, so the equipment for the ninth train came from a withdrawn Class 80 train). The power cars are named after Castles.