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A two-car Class 108 in plain blue livery seen at Wigan North Western in April 1978. Rex Holt.
Class 108s at Wigan North Western, 19/8/80. The photographer noted that the vehicles include M51929 + M52041. Robert Frise.
A Class 108 departs from Platform 3 of Wigan North Western on 19/8/80. Although unsure of what vehicle is what, the photographer notes that the vehicles there at the time included M51929 + M52041. Robert Frise.
Contrasting front end designs are shown in this image of two Class 108s in platform 3 at Wigan North Western with a Liverpool Lime Street service, March 1982. Most obviously the unit on the left has a roof mounted headcode box, by then obsolete, whereas the unit on the right has a window to display a destination blind. S Gaskell.
Seeing I had a camera, the driver of the Class 108 DMU waiting in platform 3 at Wigan North Western with the next service to Liverpool Lime Street invited me into the cab of car 52042 where I took this photo. In the foreground is the large wheel for the parking brake, behind is the red emergency brake and the silver lever is used by the driver to control the train's vacuum brakes. March 1982 S Gaskell.
Taken in the cab of 52042 at Wigan showing the train lighting controls and the heating system supplied by Dragonair of Portsmouth. 52042 had been refurbished in 1977 and was allocated to Allerton at this time. It was scrapped in 1993. March 1982. S Gaskell.
The data panel on a Liverpool bound seen at Wigan North Western DMU shows that it's a Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second. DQ212 is the design code for that type of vehicle and it has 52 2nd class seats. It was last shopped for a C3 exam on 7th August 1981 at works code 5458, which was Doncaster Works Carriage Shops, and would be due for shopping again in February 1984. The LW beneath simply indicates it was a lightweight vehicle. March 1982. S Gaskell.
The driving desk of a Class 108 whilst stabled in platform 3 at Wigan North Western. At the far side is the throttle lever, in the centre is the AWS reset button, and nearest the camera is the gear selector. March 1982. S Gaskell.
An Allerton allocated 2-car Class 108 Derby Lightweight DMU waits in the bay at Wigan North Western with a service for Liverpool, 26th June 1982. S Gaskell.
A 2-car Class 108 leaves platform 3 at Wigan North Western with a stopping service to Liverpool Lime Street in April 1983, led by Allerton allocated DMCL no. M51568. This vehicle was preserved following withdrawal from main line service in 1993. S Gaskell.
June 1983 began with rain, and a wet Class 108 DMU arrives at Wigan North Western with a service from Liverpool. In the background left a Class 25 prepares to take empty newspaper vans back to Red Bank Sidings. 1st June 1983. S Gaskell.
A 2-car Class 108 DMU which I had photographed earlier in the day at Springs Branch, is now pictured at Wigan North Western on its return journey, the 11.35 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street. Leaving Wigan at 12.25 by the station clock it was running two minutes late. October 1983. S Gaskell.
Wigan North Western was home to three pairs of Class 108 DMUs on this bright winter's day in December 1984. The 4-car set in platform 4 is likely to be the 11.35 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service, due to leave Wigan at 12.22, while the 2-car set in platform 3 would form the next Liverpool service an hour later. S Gaskell.
Displaying the headcode 6Z08, Ultrasonic Test Train DB975007 - DB975008 arrives at the south end of platform 6 at Wigan North Western, 6th July 1985. Built in 1955 the unit had been converted to departmental use 15 years earlier and would eventually be secured for preservation after final withdrawal in 1994. S Gaskell.
A Chester allocated 5-car Class 101 DMU rattles through platform 5 at Wigan North Western with what was probably an empty stock working on the 13th July 1985. DMBS 53310 is at the front followed by 59128 then 53326. The rear pair consists of 51188 with 54348. S Gaskell.
53924 has had a replacement van door fitted from a vehicle that had a different height of grey band. Seen at Wigan North Western on the 10th December 1986. S Gaskell.
54277 (nearest) and 51418 at Wigan North Western on the 10th December 1986. S Gaskell.
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