Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30502
10/08/61 - Leeds City Station
Collision involving Class 101 / Class 45
Info from John Darwent and Bill Read
Peak D105 running light to Neville Hill over-ran signals and collided with a Leeds - Scarborough DMU (two 4-car units) almost opposite Leeds East Signal Box. Leaking diesel caught fire and the leading two DMU vehicles (51440 & 59533) overturned, but were returned to traffic after repair. One killed, two injured. The leading motor coach (51440) turned over and slid on its side, demolishing the parapet wall of a bridge and releasing fuel oil which then ignited. The second coach (59533) also fell on its side, but the remaining six coaches were little damaged. All returned to trafic. The driver of the locomotive mistakenly accepted the signal that had been cleared for the DMU.
Metro-Cammell three car dmu E51548 + E59533 + E51556 at rest in York station having arrived as the 10.50 from Bradford. The set went back on the 12.11 departure. July 2nd 1982. Gerard Fletcher.