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Vehicle 79153


Derby Lightweight

BR Diagram 518

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Yellow Diamond
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30193
Diagram: 518

Allocations

Sep-55 New to South Gosforth
Feb-64Depot code change52J (South Gosforth)
21/11/66 Withdrawn from 52J (South Gosforth)

Notes

Whitsuntide 1956 - The 1956 Whitsuntide holiday traffic to Knaresborough saw Newcastle sets 79152/328/510 and 79153/329/511 sent to augment the Bradford diesels, which were all running as 4-car sets.

August 1956 - Six special DMU diagrams were in operation for the August '56 Bank holiday providing a half-hourly service between Bradford and Knaresborough. Four diagrams were the eight Bradford sets running as 4-cars, the other two were being Newcastle sets 79153/79328/79511 and 79154/79325/79510. On the 7th August one diagram was dropped.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


79153 79328 79403 79511 As delivered to South Gosforth - 11th October 1955
79153 79329 79511 Noted Whitsuntide 1956 - working from Bradford
79153 79328 79511 Noted August 1956 - working Bradford - Knaresborough, August Bank Holiday.
79153 79326 79400 79510 Noted 15th September 1956 - working 'The Pennine Diesel' AKA 'Little North Western' railtour

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The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 15th September 1956

A 4-car Derby Lightweight set formed E79510 + E79326 + E79400 + E79153. Taken on the 15th September 1956 at Tebay, this was a joint RCTS / BR tour 'The Little North Western' railtour. Stuart Mackay Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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