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World record holder 2401 stands at Upwey on a Waterloo service.

World record holder 2401 stands at Upwey on a Waterloo service.
Photograph courtesy of Chris McKenna - many thanks!

 

British Rail Class 442

1988 - 2021

Holder of the world speed record for a third rail train: 109mph on 11th April 1988

Withdrawn 31st March 2021

 

The Southern Electric Group has a fantastic feature detailing the history of the 442s from
new up to their service with Southern / Gatwick Express. You'll find it here: SEG 442 Feature

 

After working the last 442 service to Weymouth, 2407 stands at Weymouth's platform 3, on 13th January 2007

After working the last 442 service to Weymouth, 2407 stands at Weymouth's platform 3, on 13th January 2007.

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