Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30548
Class 117 set L420 accelerates out of Slough station with a Paddington to Reading service on April 2nd, 1977. Rex Holt.
Most of the Pressed Steel built Class 117 three car DMUs spent most of their lives working suburban services out of Paddington. In a short-lived livery, set L420 (W51400 leading) is seen at Banbury North, running round before returning to Oxford. 18/2/80. Mike Dean.
L420 (51400 + 59510 + 51358) arrives at Southall on 23 July 85. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 117 vehicles 51400 and 59510 at Doncaster Works 30/11/86. Jerry Glover.
L420 at Ealing Broadway on 21st February 1987, composed of 51400, 59510 and 51358. Malcolm Clements.
L420 at Ealing Broadway on 21st February 1987, with 51400 in front of 59510. Malcolm Clements.
L420 (51400 + 59510 + 51358) at Ealing Broadway station on 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.
At about this time the rundown of North London Railway dmus was in full swing and we started to couple anything that would move in random sets. Class 117 51400 was at this time withdrawn and is seen in the sidings at Bletchley depot. Ian Buck.
The BLS "The Cotswold Lion" railtour at Long Marston, formed 51358, 59510 51400 and bubble 55028. 22/6/85. Chris Lings.
Class 117 set L420 (presumably 51358 + 59510 + 51400) at Southall. Date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 117 set L420 (51358 + 59510 + 51400) departs from Ealing Broadway station on February 21, 1987. Malcolm Clements.
L420 (51358, 59510, 51400) at Great Malvern, 25-03-87. Vincent Haworth.
L420 (51358, 59510, 51400) at Hereford on 25-03-87. Vincent Haworth.
Class 117 L420 (51358 / 59510 / 51400) passes by at Waltham St Lawrence on the 9th January 1988. Ian McDonald.
51400 and 51398 stored at Bletchley TMD, circa 1999. Graham Baker.