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Between 1935 and 1938, a total of 152 sets of the Class 2-BIL were built in in a total of 4 batches and numbered between 2001-2152. Numbers 2001-2010 were used in 1935 for service on the London to Eastbourne sector. Numbers 2011-2048 were used in 1936 for the London Waterloo to Alton and Portsmouth slow service. Numbers 2049-2116 were used in 1937 for the Portsmouth to Bognor Regis service and numbers 2117-2152 were used in 1938 for the London Waterloo to Reading route.
Each 2 car unit measured a grand total of 129ft 6in long and 9ft 2in, wide and were powered by two English Electric traction motors of 275hp (205kW) that were capable of reaching a maximum speed of 60mph. The 2-BILs weighed 74tons 15cwt and had a passenger capacity of 24 in the First Class and 84 or 88 Third Class area.
The 2-BIL unit represented here, BR No. 2134, was formed of Brake No. S10700S and the Composite No. S12167S and was part of the 4th batch built in 1938 for service on the London Waterloo to Reading route.