The "Chinnor Tonic" railtour which called at Quainton on 3rd September 1988, when the set was 108 DTC + Class 115 DMBS 51893 + 115 DMBS (unknown - pictured) + Class 108 DTC 54499. Robert Frise.
Class 115 at Banbury on 5th November 1988. Ian Buck.
Class 115 unit at Banbury on 5th November 1988. Ian Buck.
Class 115 car at Banbury on 5th November 1988. Ian Buck.
Class 115 at Bicester North on 5th November 1988. Ian Buck.
Class 115 with 51656 leading at West Ruislip on 20/11/88. Ian Buck.
Class 115 car 51656 at West Ruislip 20th November 1988. Ian Buck.
Class 115 at Marylebone on 20th November 1988. Ian Buck.
T414 is seen at Redditch. Thanks to Mac Winfield for the following information: between 1988 and at least 1991 T414 was formed Class 115 DMBS M51869 (nearest the camera) / 115 TS M59661 / 127 TS(L) M59613 / 116 DMS M51144. Tom Clift.
On a typically dull December 30 1989 a brace of four-car Class 115s in a ragbag of liveries approach Aynho Junction with a Banbury - London Marylebone train. Mel Holley.
Tyseley's set T406 51856 - 59606 - 59344 - 53102 at Barnt Green heading for Lichfield City (formed 115DMBS - 127TSL - 116TC - 116DMS), while 53056 looks on, 3/Mar/1990. Robert Chilton.
Tyseley's set T404 51853 - 59726 - 59615 - 51143 at Longbridge, heading for Lichfield City on 3/Mar/1990 (formed 115DMBS - 115TS - 127TSL - 116DMS). Robert Chilton.
In conjunction with the nearby Bescot open day on 6th May 1990 a series of DMU shuttles ran, this is a Tyseley allocated 4 car Derby Suburban class 115 DMU T407 on the freight only spur between Daraston Junc and Pleck Junc returning to Walsall with one of the shuttles. Andrew J Crowther.
A Class 115 / 108 hybrid set seen at Watford South Junction, 21/7/90. Mel Holley.
Class 115 DMBS 51896 is seen in Network South East livery stabled at the now demolished Marylebone depot in London on 05.08.1990. Andy Cole.
Class 115 DMBS 51893 is seen at London Marylebone in Network South East livery on 20.10.1990. Andy Cole.
This Class 115 set seen at Aylesbury in the early 1990s has a Class 108 DTC in place of a centre car. Stuart Mackay Collection.
This Class 115 set, led by 51654, has a Class 108 DTC in place of a centre car. Seen at Aylesbury in the early 1990s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A rather bleak view of "round the back" at Doncaster Works on 3rd February 1991. M51860 and M51370 look fairly forlorn in the cold and damp. I don't know if they were here for disposal or repairs. The one thing I didn't notice until I scanned the original slide was the lump of blue metal on the right. This is actually a roof panel from one of the long-departed Deltics which were cut up here some eight or nine years earlier. Syd Young.
Weather conditions on Saturday 10 February 1991 were such that EMUs on the Euston-Northampton-Birmingham route were experiencing operating problems with snow causing problems wit the sliding doors. As a result at least one Class 115 dmu was borrowed from Bletchley depot to operate a Rugby-Northampton-Milton Keynes shuttle so that Wolverton/Northampton/Long Buckby passengers could change onto main line trains at Rugby or MK. This is one set, with driving car 51857, passing Kingsthorpe on a Rugby-Milton Keynes shuttle train. The two snow-covered tracks in the foreground are the branch from Northampton to Market Harborough which closed in 1981, but had still not been lifted 10 years later. Lewis Bevan.