Pacer Units

The widespread and widely hated units developed from British Leyland buses, the Class 142, 143 and 144 Pacer units still ply their merry trade across the UK network with varying degrees of success, though new legislation on disabled access means the days for these units may be numbered.

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Taking a day off at Butterley is preserved British Rail Class 141 Pacer unit, 141113.

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Here 142004 and 142028, both in First North Western ‘Gold Star’ livery, are seen at Teignmouth with a service to Exeter Central.

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With a thumbs up from the driver, First Great Western Class 143’s, 143617 and 143603, work the 2T20 Exmouth to Paignton service towards Teignmouth.

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First Great Western Class 143’s, 143617 and 143603, work the 2T20 Exmouth to Paignton service towards Teignmouth.

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Seen squealing across the causeway at Cockwood with the 2F45 Paignton to Exmouth stopper are First Great Western owned Class 143’s, 143611 and 143619.

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Slowing for a stop at Dawlish with the 2F06 Paignton to Exmouth are a pair of First Great Western Class 143’s, including 143617.

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Accelerating away from a station stop at Teignmouth are First Great Western Class 143’s, 143619 and 143617, operating the 2F25 Paignton to Exmouth.

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Working the 2T14 semi-fast service from Exeter St Davids to Paignton is Great Western Railway Class 143, 143620.