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Vehicle 51541 / 78970

Class 111

BR Diagram 615

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Rolls Royce 180hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30508
Diagram: 615

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51541 - original number
78970 - from circa Nov-83 (single engine conversion)



Date: 1983

DMBS E51541 is seen departing Leeds with the 15:35 Leeds - Skipton local service in 1983, this car was renumbered to E78790 shortly after when one of its two Rolls-Royce engines was removed. Also visible to the right is a Class 110 DMU, and on the left 54191 faces a Met-Camm. Graeme Phillips Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: circa 1969

A Class 111 and a Class 31/0 @ Stratford, London, in the late 1960s. More commonly associated with operations in Yorkshire, Rolls-Royce engined set 51541 + 59569 + 51551 was allocated to 30A from June 1969 till late 1970, and seen on the left in a mixture of green and blue liveries, whilst railwaymen look on at a Class 31/0 leading a short freight train - note the red circle coupling code confirming it as a Class 31/0. Graeme Phillips Collection.


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