A 78xxx single-engine conversion Class 111 set. Taken at Leeds, looking east, date unknown. Malcolm Clements.
Metro-Cammell three car dmu E51548 + E59533 + E51556 at rest in York station having arrived as the 10.50 from Bradford. The set went back on the 12.11 departure. July 2nd 1982. Gerard Fletcher.
DMBS E51541 is seen departing Leeds with the 15:35 Leeds - Skipton local service in 1983, this car was renumbered to E78790 shortly after when one of its two Rolls-Royce engines was removed. Also visible to the right is a Class 110 DMU, and on the left 54191 faces a Met-Camm. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Rolls-Royce powered Met-Camm set departs from South Elmsall station in 1983 headed for Doncaster. John Law.
On a very dark January 26th 1983, Metro-Cammell power twin E50280 + E50275 loads up at March whilst working the 10.38 Doncaster - Cambridge. It was unusual to see a power twin set in East Anglia and this one was based at Leeds Neville Hill depot. Two months earlier these services had been diverted via Peterborough following closure of the joint line from March to Spalding. Gerard Fletcher.
Taken during a lull in train movements at York station in March 1983. The image shows just DMUs with a 2-car Class 111 in platform 8, a Class 110 set in bay platform 10 and another DMU in bay platform 13. I Gaskell.
Class 111 cars E78707 and E78957 are seen entering Pontefract Monkhill station with a service heading for Knottingley on 12/09/1983. These cars were previously numbered E50274 and E50287 respectively, prior to having one of their two Rolls-Royce engines removed. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A set seen at Keighley. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
Supposedly allocated to Yorkshire services, cars E78716 E78966 are illustrated away from their usual sphere of operation at Wigan Wallgate, with this service from Wigan Wallgate to Southport in 1984. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 111 cars E78709 E78959 (left) are awaiting departure with a local service to York, probably running via Selby. Its car numbers in the 78XXX series show that each has had one of its two Rolls-Royce engines removed, becoming DHS-DHBS. Meanwhile, illustrating the new order, an unidentified Class 141 railbus (right) awaiting departure to Leeds in pre-electrification days - this unit would have still been new at this date, and carries original white and green livery. The first production railbus class, their first few years were beset with mechanical problems, though their reliability improved upon refurbishment in the late 1980s. However, they were all withdrawn by 1997 after a relatively short career with BR, though most were exported for further use... three units have been preserved. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Rolls-Royce powered Class 111 set E53278 + E53283 at Shipley on a Ilkley - Bradford F.Sq. working, 17/5/84. Hamish Stevenson.
A Class 111 on a Bradford Exchange - Leeds service is seen at Mill Lane Junction (Bradford) on 18 May 1984. Hamish Stevenson.
A single engine converted Rolls-Royce powered Class 111 seen at Leeds circa June 1984 headed by E78969. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 111 78971 is seen at Doncaster works on 28.07.1984 during conversion from 51549. Andy Cole.
E51559 in Doncaster Works, 28/7/84. During this visit it was converted to a single-engine power car and would emerge as E78721. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 111 single-engine converted set 78718 and 78968 arrive at Scarborough station on the 18th August 1984. Jerry Glover.
Class 111 78717 is seen departing Leeds on 24.08.1984. It was converted from 51552. Andy Cole.
Class 111 single engine conversions 78971 and 78921 arrive into Manchester Victoria in September 1984. Stuart Mackay Collection.
On 07/12/1984, a Class 111 DHBS is seen calling at Church Fenton on way to Rochdale Graeme Phillips Collection.
A 2-car set is seen at Keighley. Undated. Andrew McConnell.