Travelling towards Buxton on the freight only on the very sharp curve at Blackwell Mills on 30th August 1986, we're travelling on the RCTS railtour "Mancunian Railtour" which was made up of 2 Metro-Cammell 2 car dmu's, the front unit being E53171 and E51222, the rear set 78720 + 78970. Andrew J Crowther.
At Morecombe Promenade on 13/8/80 sits 51552 + 51542 / 50639 + 59386 + 59248 + 50646 (a 2-car 111 and 4-car 108), waiting to depart on a service to Leeds. Robert Frise.
E51552 is on the front of a four-car refurbished Class 111 set seen at York, date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
On the bright afternoon of September 20th 1981, a variety of dmus grace Sheffield station. The identity of the Class 108 in the middle background is unknown,on the left in the shadows is a Trans-Pennine set with E51964 at the front, while out in the sun is a sparkling Metro-Cammell Class 111 three car set : E51552 + E59106 + E51542. Gerard Fletcher.
Class 111 78717 is seen departing Leeds on 24.08.1984. It was converted from 51552. Andy Cole.
Rolls-Royce single-engined cars E78717 E78967 are seen at Keighley with a service heading to Leeds, 19/11/1988. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Single-engine Class 111 E78717 in Snailwell in July 1990. Surface Stock.
Green liveried Metropolitan-Cammell Class 111 DMCL E51553 sits outside the Works at Doncaster waiting for overhaul and probably repainting into BR blue livery - C.1969. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Class 111 DHCL no 78719, formerly 51553 with DHBS 78969, formerly 51544 sit at Doncaster on 23/Nov/1985. Robert Chilton.
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.
E51555 is closest vehicle, a Rolls-Royce powered DMC, seen at York station on the 2nd October 1979. Malcolm Clements.
Class 111 single engine conversion E78723 at Snailwell on the 15th May 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 111 single-engine converted set 78718 and 78968 arrive at Scarborough station on the 18th August 1984. Jerry Glover.
Class 111 78718 is seen stabled at Doncaster on 24.07.1985. Andy Cole.
Class 111 78718 is seen arriving at Leeds on 01.06.1988. It was converted from 51557. Andy Cole.
E51559 + E59107 + E51549 + E51554 + E59529 + E51546 seen at Lancaster on the 30th July 1978. Robert Frise.
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.
E78721+E78963 depart Leeds with a service for Goole on the 7th October 1986. Kevin Law.
Met-Camm driver trailer 54091 is seen at Tyseley on 24.04.1988 having been transfered in from the North Eastern region. Andy Cole.
A Class 108/111 power trailer set at Skipton in August 1989, the 111 trailer being 54091. Mike Cooper.