Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Yellow Diamond
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30124
LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 79018 during this period are:
|22/01/55||New to||12A (Carlisle Upperby)|
|4w/e 16/07/55||Transferred to||12D (Workington)|
|3w/e 28/02/65||Transferred to||12B (Carlisle Upperby)|
|4w/e 08/06/68||Withdrawn from||12B (Carlisle Upperby)|
|79018||79610||As delivered to 12A - 22nd January 1955|
All of the original West Cumberland trailer cars (M79600-12) were scrapped by Arnott Young at various locations other than two which moved to Derby. There one became part of the Ultrasonic test train, the other, M79610 (which was the original partner of the ultrasonic test train power car M79018) was scrapped at Cohens in Kettering in early 1971, where it is pictured. Tony Wilkins.
M79610 at Cohens in Kettering in early 1971. During it's time at Derby it's had a hole cut in the side (why?) and glass removed, but otherwise looks complete. Grey paint has been applied (covering graffiti or an experiment?) but it's clear its last livery in traffic was plain blue with yellow cab doors and 3" numbers. Tony Wilkins.