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Vehicle 51433 / 977391


Class 101

BR Diagram 523

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30500
Diagram: 523

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51433 - original number
977391 - from Feb-87 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB977391

Ultrasonic Test Train From 2/87 to 8/08.

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th November 1978

Mirfield station on the 20th November 1978, with 51433 and 51498 awaiting departure, probably heading for Wakefield Westgate. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 31st July 1980

Class 101 DMBS E51433 leads a formation calling at Penistone with the 13:04 Huddersfield - Sheffield, 31/7/80. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 22nd April 1993

The Ultrasonic test train visits Buxton, made up of Class 101 Metro-Cammell driving cars, the centre car is a carriage from a SR EMU. DB977391 (51433), DB999602 (62483), DB977392 (53167). 22nd April 1993. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 1999

977391 at Kings Lynn circa 1999. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 2002

The Class 101 Ultrasonic test train 977391 + 977392 (with former SR EMU vehicle 999602 in the centre) at Woking in 2002 beside a Railtrack MPV. John Law.

DMU

Date: 2002

The Ultrasonic test train 977391 + 999602 + 977392 at Woking in 2002. John Law.

DMU

Date: 23rd April 2003

A Network Rail measurement train (977391 + 999602 + 977392 - rebuilt from a class 101 d.m.u.) passes Barassie station on 23-04-2003. Gordon Thomson.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 20th November 1978

E51498 and E51433 enter Mirfield on 20/11/78. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

53246 was renumbered 977393 and in 1987 sent to Cardiff Cathays as a third vehicle to convert to an Ultrasonic Test vehicle alongside 51433 / 53167 (977391/2 with an ex-SR EMU car in-between). In the event it was not used, and languished at Cathays until its closure in 1990 when it moved to Radyr, where it is seen here in circa 1993. It is covered in large stickers proclaimed as being stripped of asbestos by Vic Berrys. It was cut up at MC Metals in Glasgow in June '93. Chris Adams.

DMU

Date: 2nd September 1990

DB977392 + DB999602 + DB977391 stabled at Chester 2-9-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 22nd April 1993

The Ultrasonic test train visits Buxton, made up of class 101 Metro-Cammell driving cars, the centre car is a carriage from a SR EMU. DB977392 (53167), DB999602 (62483), DB977391 (51433). 22nd April 1993. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 23rd April 2003

A Network Rail measurement train (977391 + 999602 + 977392 - rebuilt from a class 101 d.m.u.) passes Barassie station on 23-04-2003. Gordon Thomson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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