Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30543
51306 - original number
977752 - from Feb-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 2/92 to 1993. Carried set number T007
Sadly I had very mixed weather for my Railrover tour of the West Country in 1979. Here, Dawlish Warren is covered in grey cloud as a stopping train to Exeter pulls up at the station on 2nd September. An interesting assortment of station buildings can be seen and one of them housed the South Devon Railway Museum which was always worth a visit. Syd Young.
A regular Thursday afteroon working through Chesterfield for ex-works units making their way back to their home depot was a Doncaster Works-Derby Etches Park ecs. On the 5th July 1990 the consist was 51306 + 59473 + 51321 + 51543 + 51568 + 51938. Kevin Law.
Class 118 977752, set number 007, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 29.12.1991. Andy Cole.
The number panel on 977752 - the former 51306 - taken at Tyseley TMD on the 26th September 1992. S Gaskell.
51306 as sandite vehicle 977752, with 977753 at Sheffield in 1993. Mat Hawley.
The 15:25 Weymouth - Taunton service is a nine-car formation with Class 118 B464 (W51321 + W59473 + W51306) at the front followed by Class 117s W51370 + W59522 + W51412 / W51339 + W59492 + W51382. Seen at Yeovil PM on August 10th, 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
A passenger has his hand out of the window and is poised to open a door as grubby TS316 (51321 + 59473 + 51306) on a Birmingham Snow Hill - Dorridge train screeches to a halt at Small Heath station, on an overcast Tuesday 30/1/90. Mel Holley.
A battered looking class 118 DMS no. 51321 leading Tyseley's set T316 (51321 - 59473 - 51306) on a service to Leamington Spa at Warwick. The leading vehicle went on to be preserved, via departmental service, and currently resides at the Battlefield Line paired with class 116 DMBS no. 51131. Robert Chilton.
Tyseley's class 118 set T316 formed of 51306, 59473 and 51321 at Dorridge on the afternoon of 17/Nov/1990. Robert Chilton.