Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30465
50956 - original number
53956 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977811 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 10/92 to 10/95. Carried set number LO907
A Class 108 DMU at Seascale, Cumbria in 1974. These Class 108 power-trailer sets were the mainstay of Cumbrian Coast services for many years, finally replaced in late 1991. Here, in blue livery, with headcode box and carrying a tail lamp, M50956 is seen departing on the rear of a Carlisle-Barrow-in-Furness service. Graeme Phillips Collection.
M50956 at the head of M56238, M50965, M56248, M50968 and M56251 at Windermere on the 31st July 1978. Robert Frise.
53956 and 54238 are seen approaching Seaham station with the SuO 17:15 Newcastle - Middlesbrough on 18/6/89. Graeme Phillips.
Half of Longsight based Sandite & route learning unit no. LO907, vehicle no. 977811 formerly DMBS 53956/50956 is seen languishing at C.F. Booths scrapyard on 03/Nov/1995. It was eventually scrapped in July 1996. Robert Chilton.
The rear end of vehicle 977811 of set LO907, formerly 53956/50956. The gangway connection was ripped off when the next vehicle was moved while only connected by the gangway connection securing clamps! To the immediate left is 977815, formerly DMCL 52059. Robert Chilton.
977811, part of sandite set LO907, at CF Booths circa early 1996. Painted on the bodyside is "sold, do not remove parts" and on the bogie "SVR" Robert Frise Collection.
977811 (ex-50956) awaiting disposal at Booths of Rotherham, 11th May 1996. S Gaskell.
The rear of Sandite / Route Learner 977811 (ex-53956) at Booths scrap yard, Rotherham on 11th May 1996. S Gaskell.
M54238 and M53956 at Morecambe on 02-12-87. Vincent Haworth.
A Class 108 formed of 54238 and 53956 seen at Seaham with the SuO 17:15 Newcastle - Middlesbrough on 18/06/89. Graeme Phillips.
Vehicle no. 977810 formerly DMBS 51901 at C.F. Booths scrapyard in mid-1996. The damage to the cab was caused by the bucket arm of a large excavator being used to move the vehicle. On the far right is it's latter-day partner in Sandite set LO907, 977811. Robert Chilton.
Vehicle no. 977836 formerly DMBS 53941/50941 is seen languishing at C.F. Booths scrapyard in mid-1996 in the company of other ex-Sandite vehicles. On the far left is 977811, formerly 53956/50956. Robert Chilton.