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Vehicle 79272


Met-Camm Lightweight

BR Diagram 593

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Yellow Diamond
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30191
Diagram: 593

Allocations

28/02/56 New to 32A (Norwich)
13/04/56 On loan to 64A (St Margarets)
w/e 22/9/56 Ex-loan back to 32A (Norwich)
02/11/68 Withdrawn from 32A (Norwich)

Notes

13th April 1956 - 79055/79271 and 79056/79272 arrived at Leith Central from the ER. They started running on the Guldane branch to train drivers.

8th August 1956 - 79056/79272 were noted on the 2.50pm Edinburgh Waverley - North Berwick and 3.55pm return. 79055/79271 was on the 6.00pm North Berwick - Waverley.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


79056 79272 As delivered to 32A - 28th February 1956
79056 79272 Noted 13th April 1956
79056 79272 Noted 8th August 1956
79048 79272 Noted 9th September 1957
79047 79272 Noted 18th January 1958

Images:

DMU

Date: June 1966

A Met-Camm Lightweight set with E79272 leading is seen heading south near East Suffolk Junction in Ipswich on the Great Eastern main line. June 1966. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1971

Metropolitan-Cammell units E79272 and E79056 withdrawn from service and stored at the former 32B Ipswich depot pending collection for scrapping, 2nd May 1971. Gordon Edgar.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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