Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30602
56488 - original number
54488 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Although Northwich depot (coded 8E) closed to steam on 4th March 1968, it continued to service diesel traction until 1987. Inside the running shed on 29th June 1980 was 'Derby Lightweight' DMU M51905 - M56488 in the company of class 40 No.40134. The split-headcode box class 40 was to be withdrawn during the following May and was cut up at BREL Swindon in December 1983. Gordon Edgar.
M51905 M54488 are seen in platform 10 at York, 04/08/1984. Graeme Phillips Collection.
This formation - 54371, 51220, 51905 and 54488 - arrived at Sheffield on 14/7/88 from the Doncaster direction (led by 54488 & 51905). Judging by the condition of the NSE DMU's It seems that they are ex-works and heading back to their home depot OOC. Wilson Adams.
51220 and 54371 arrived at Sheffield on 14/7/88 from the Doncaster direction (led by 54488 & 51905). It seems that they are ex-works and heading back to their home depot OOC. Wilson Adams.