Derby Works Class 116 M50050 seen in New Street on 04-03-82. Met-Camm centre car 59130 can be seen on the left. Vincent Haworth.
Class 116 M53050 leads the 09.55 SO Birmingham to Yarmouth at Queen Adelaide on July 2, 1988. Surface Stock.
T069 M53050 + M52049, 2H03 13:20 Buxton to Piccadilly, deputising for a 150 at New Mills Newtown, 18-3-91. Kevin Dowd.
In 1960 W50051 is the DMBS in this Class 116 set see at Priestfield. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 set TY512 (presumably 50051 + 59012 + 50113) in Birmingham New Street circa 1970 with a Stratford-Upon-Avon service. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 116 DMBS 53051, set number T100, is seen at Tyseley in BR blue and grey livery on 4/1/86. Andy Cole.
50052 (and presumably 59002 and 50094) are seen in Birmingham Snow Hill in Mid-May 1957. Michael Mensing.
This is likely a crew training run, led by W50052 (and presumably followed by 59002 and 59094) seen near the summit of Hatton Bank (Leamington - Birmingham line) on the 26th May 1957. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS 53053 leading set T324, with 59672 and 53101 on the Lickey Incline near Bromsgrove on 4/Mar/1990. The centre trailer is a class 115 TCL. The leading vehicle still retains it's top marker light - originally the earliest batches of class 116s had four marker lights, one above the destination box and three across the cab front. Later the lower centre marker light was removed leaving just the two standard marker lights on the cab front; in most cases the top light was removed at the same time. Robert Chilton.
T324 (53053 + 59672 + 53101) with T027 (53019 + 54006) at Hereford, having arrived as the 17:30 ex-Birmingham New Street on the 2nd January 1992. Gazza Prescott.
An interesting formation (116 DMBS, 116 DMS, 116 DMS, 115 DMBS (smaller brake compartment) and 116 DMS), seen at Small Heath, Birmingham. Emitting a great plume of smoke as it passes... destination blind reads Longbridge, but it's not clear if this is a passenger service or an ECS move. The leading car is M53053, and set T333, which dates it around late 1993. Graeme Phillips Collection.
M53054, M59596 and M51136 with 09.55 SO Birmingham to Yarmouth near Ely West Junction on June 18, 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 116/101 hybrid T036 M53054+53245 at Derby on the 20th October 1992 with a service for Skegness. Kevin Law.
T036 (53054 + 53245) is a 116/101 hybrid set seen at Skegness with the 11:47 to Nottingham, 12th February 1993. Gazza Prescott.
M50055 leads set 323 at West Bromwich in April 1964. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS M50055 formed with unknown refurbished liveried TS and DMS M50116 of Tyseley set 523 at Redditch, Saturday 7th August 1982, possibly with centre car 59019. Visible in the background is 56 003 waiting to continue the 'Grid Iron Grice' railtour back to London Bridge Iain Reid.
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.
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.
T324 M53055 + M59603 + M53101 on the approaches of New Street 7-4-93. Kevin Dowd.