Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30548
51375 - original number
977992 - from Aug-04 (departmental stock)
Water Jetting Train From 8/04 to ?. Carried set number 960301
Class 117 set L401 (presumably 51375 + 59485 + 51333) seen at Paddington on May 8, 1976. Steve Davies Collection.
DMS 51375 is part of a Class 117 set seen being hauled past Washwood Heath by 47 481 on 26.09.1995. Andy Cole.
Water-jet conversion 977992 at Birmingham Railway Museum beside 977723 on the 23rd September 2004. It was collected that day by 977858 and taken to Aylesbury. Stuart Mackay.
977992 at Birmingham Railway Museum before being moved to Aylesbury on 23/9/04. Work is going on underneath, note the cardan shaft beside the first bogie. This connects the gearbox to the final drive. Stuart Mackay.
The new end of 977992, seen at Birmingham Railway Museum on 23/9/04. When converted from 51375 the cab was removed from here and this end built from scratch. The water tanks can be seen inside. Stuart Mackay.
Class 117 set L401 (presumably 51333 + 59485 + 51375) is seen at Didcot with the 15:26 Oxford - Paddington service aftet having just passed a three-car Met-Camm set. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 117 vehicles 51333 and 51375 are seen stabled at Penzance in Network South East livery on 12.08.1995. 51375 was later converted to a Chiltern sandite DMU and renumbered 977992. Andy Cole.
977723 at Birmingham Railway Museum (Tyseley) on the morning of the 23rd September 2004. It's in the company of 977858 and the newly converted water jetting train centre car 977992. Stuart Mackay.
The water jetting train 977987 / 977992 / 977988 in the sidings at Aylesbury in 2005. John Law.
The water jetting train 977987 / 977992 / 977988 in the sidings at Aylesbury, January 2007. The (make-up?) factory has gone and housing being built. Fred Clark.
Chitern's water jetting train (977988 / 977992 / 977987) sits in front of a row of first generation vehicles at Aylesbury in January 2007. Fred Clark.