Several Class 116 DMUs are seen in Birmingham Moor Street in this April 4, 1981 view, with set TS557 accelerating towards the camera with a Leamington Spa service. Steve Davies Collection.
53910 has plenty of admirers at Ruddington when working The Ruddington Requiem railtour on 9/6/84. Chris Lings.
The Ruddington Requiem railtour at Ruddington on 9/6/84. Chris Lings.
The Ruddington Requiem railtour at Lawfield on 9/6/84. It was formed 53910 + 59130 + 53857, 53055 + 59611 + 53116, 53318 + 59114 + 53328. Chris Lings.
A nine-car formation passing Peartree (Derby), date unknown. Leading is set TS602 which has Class 116 power cars and a Met-Camm centre car, followed by a Class 120 with Met-Camm centre car, and a 3-car Class 120. Ian Francis.
Class 116 units TS507 and TS603 sit in Birmingham Moor Street on Wednesday 8 February 1984. Mel Holley.
A 3-car Class 116 set at Peartree on te outskirts of Derby. The set number in the cab window appears to read TS608. Ian Francis.
An excursion from Walsall - Barnmouth is seen at Tywyn on the 20th April 1985. It was a six-can formation, a 116/Met-Camm/116 hybrid and three-car Class 116. Hamish Stevenson.
A pair of Tyseley Class 116s (led by 53116 with its non-standard front end livery) pass Malago Vale with a summer Saturday service from Weston-super-Mare to Birmingham New Street. 14 September 1985. Mike Dean.
Class 116 DMS 53116, set number T611, is seen in its distinctive livery at Tyseley on 26.12.1985. Andy Cole.
Class 116 DMBS 53055, set number TS611, is seen at Tyseley on 04.01.1986. It carries an unusual livery addition of an extended grey stripe past the cab windows and black window surrounds. Andy Cole.
TS611 in it's unusual livery seen at Coalville depot on the 1st June 1986 when it was working shuttles to Leicester and Burton-on-Trent for the open day. Chris Lings.
The unusually liveried class 116 DMS 53116 at the head of set TS611 formed with class 127 TSL 59611 and class 116 DMBS 53056, at Birmingham New Street on 12/Jul/1986. I recall that 53056 at the other end of the set was painted to match and I wondered at the time whether on one or other driving car the livery was inspired by a mistake in the grey band being taken too far beyond the saloon windows and then taken complete with white lining round the cab ends to make the best of a bad job. Having said that, the black cab window surrounds and the fact that the sides of every car and the cab ends were emblazoned with 'WM' logos probably suggests that it was a deliberate attempt at a special livery. Robert Chilton.
Taken on 19/9/87 at Birmingham Moor Street, a week before closure of the terminal platforms, class 116 set TS611 waits to leave for Dorridge. The platforms reopened in 2010 and the station is now the 2nd busiest in Birmingham and arguably the best!! Stephen Burdett.
Class 116/127 hybrid set TS612 (53866 + 59593 + 53902) arriving into Porthmadoc in July 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Set TS612 is a Class 116 / 127 hybrid set formed of 53902 + 59593 + 53866 when seen at Porthmadoc in July 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
53842 (TS614) is in the centre road at Reading while mail bags are being loaded onto 47 471's train, 18th December 1984. 54A South Dock.
Class 116 DMBS M51138 leads Tyseley set TS622 at Birmingham Moor Street on 21st January 1984 Kevin Law.
A pair of WMPTE class 116 dmus forming one of the Coalville Open day shuttles, having traveled on this along the freight only line from Leicester to Coalville, the train is now loading up again before continuing to Burton-on-Trent. 1st September 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
51130 / TS624 at Buxton on the 13th October 1985. This was a BR organised day excursion from Derby, formed of a Class 116 and Class 120. Chris Lings.