Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30461
BX489 (M51569 + M59207 + M53932) part of the Buxton allocation is a 1960 built Derby Lightweight dmu, with its class 104 TBSL center car, passes through Buxworth cutting with the Summer Sundays only Buxton - New Mills Central-Buxton Peak Rail Ramber service, in this view heading back to Buxton. 21st July 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
With "Excursion" on the blinds, set BX489 (51569, 59207 & 53932) is seen at Dewsbury on 29/3/86. Malcolm Clements.
M51569 (BX489) part of the Buxton allocation is a 1960 built Derby Lightweight Class 108 DMCL, calls at Cheedale Halt with the Summer Sundays only Edale - Buxton ramber service on 6th September 1987, in this view heading towards Buxton rather inappropriately displaying Piccadilly on the destination blind. Cheedale Halt was on the Buxton - Great Rocks freight only line and was opened on the 5th July 1987, it was used by Peak Rail's Rambler's service from Edale-Buxton service, about 3 return trips a day, and closed after the last train had left on the 13th September 1987, so a week after I took this, the freight line is still open. Andrew J Crowther.
M51569 outside the firing tunnel at Snailwell on November 18 1990, where it entered the next day. Surface Stock.
Class 108 set CH373 (M53932 + M59207 + M51569) is on 2H07, the 14:07 to Manchester Piccadilly, while N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) waits to return to Piccadilly at 14:34 on 2T42, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.