Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30601
51938 - original number
977765 - from Jan-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 1/92 to 8/93. Carried set number LO904
BX494 (M51938 + M59386 + M52039) class 108 dmu, part of the Buxton allocation, passes New Mills South Junction with the Summer Sundays only Buxton-New Mills Central - Buxton Peak Rail Ramber service, in this view heading back to Buxton, whilst a pair of 20's pass by with a Tunstead - Northwich working. 14th July 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Three of Buxton's allocation of Derby Class 108 3-car units await their next duties in the snow on the 25th February 1989. Left to right are 51938 (BX375), 51950 (BX381) and 53634 (BX380), the outer two units have the "Spa Line" branding which the Buxton line was marketed under for a while. Andrew J Crowther.
CH375 (M51938 + M59137 + M52065) arrives at Whaley Bridge on the 10:07 Buxton to Piccadilly, 12-5-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH375 (M51938 + M59137 + W52065) on the 07:52 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly at New Mills Newtown, 13-5-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH375 M51938 + M59137 + W52065 arrive at Tal-Y-Cafn on 14:45 Llandudno to Betws-Y-Coed, 23-7-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH375 M51938 + M59137 + W52065 depart Manchester Piccadilly on 2H54, the 11:30 to Rose Hill, 13-10-89. Kevin Dowd.
Sandite sets LO904 977765 (51938) + 977766 (53944), LO902 977748 (53950) + 977746 (53929) on Chester Depot, 8-6-93. Kevin Dowd.
The front end of 977765 at Chester TMD on the 24th August 1993. S Gaskell.
977765 and 977766 seen at Chester TMD on the 24th August 1993. S Gaskell.
BX375 is a 3-car Buxton allocated Derby built Class 108 DMU with a Class 104 center car, comprising of M52065, M59137 and M51938, skirts round Combs with a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton working on the 14th May 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
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.
977766 is carrying set number LO904T when seen at Chester TMD, sandwiched between 977748 (left) and 977765 (right) on the 24th August 1993. S Gaskell.
A stack of Class 108 vehicles awaiting their end at CF Booths in Rotherham, circa 1994. With the cab facing us are sandite vehicles 977766 (top) and 977765. Robert Frise Collection.