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Project 210

The Class 210 diesel electric multiple unit was designed in the early 80's as a replacement for the multilple units built in the 1950's and 60's that were now showing their age. Two prototypes were built in 1982 using different engine and electrical makes, a Paxman and Brush Traction combination in a 4 car outer-suburban version and an MTU and GEC combination in a 3 car inner-suburban layout with coaches based on the Mark 3 coaches then in full production for High Speed Trains and loco hauled services on the west Coast Main Line.   Like the "Thumper" units built for the Southern Region they had the engine mounted behind one driving cab, rather than the more traditional position below…