Class 117 set no. L458 formed W51350, W59502 and W51392 leaving Paddington in 1975. Robert Chilton.
On November 10, 1973, the Western Region ran a ten-car DMU 'London Branch Lines Tour' from Paddington. It comprised a 3-car 118, 3-car 117 and a 4-car 117 set L464 that contained 101 centre car 59538. W51407 is seen at the front during the stop at Morris Cowley. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 117 set L465 is seen arriving at Southall, date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Two Class 117 sets, L466 closest, seen at Southall, date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A 2-car Class 117 set L700 (cars 51332 + 51374) at Kensington Olympia on a Willesden Junction-Clapham Junction service on 8 July 1994. This service was re-introduced that year after a gap of 54 years. Lewis Bevan.
Set L700 consisting of the first built class 117 DMS 51374 and the first built class 117 DMBS 51332, still together as they would have been in 1959, pauses at Wanstead Park returning from Barking and heading for Gospel Oak, 15/Apr/1995. Robert Chilton.
Set L700 consisting of the first built class 117 DMBS 51332 and the first built class 117 DMS 51374, still together as they would have been in 1959, pauses at Wanstead Park on it's way to Barking from Gospel Oak, 15/Apr/1995. Resignalling is underway on this line and the old searchlight signal at the end of the platform is still hanging on, but it's replacement is already standing, as yet out of use, in front of it. Robert Chilton.
A 2 car Class 117 DMU at Kensington Olympia in 1996, with 51332 closest. John Law.
Set L702 gets a wash inside Bletchey TMD. Undated. Graham Baker.
Class 117 DMBS 51356, set number L702, is seen at Kensington Olympia with a working from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction on 20.09.1996. Today these services are incredibly busy, especially during the peak times. Andy Cole.
Class 117 set L703 seen in Gospel Oak station on the 28th May 1993. Mike Cooper.
Class 117 set L703 (presumably 51401 + 51359) seen at West Brompton in 1995. Michael Mensing.
Class 117 DMBS 51359, set number L703, is seen arriving at Clapham Junction with a working from Willesden Junction on 05.10.1995. Andy Cole.
Class 117 set L703 with DMS 51401 at the front is seen at Clapham Junction with a working to Willesden Junction on 05.10.1995. Andy Cole.
NSE class 117 set no. L706 formed 51408 & 51366 leads L721 (51405 & 51363) out of Bletchley station. The destination from the last working is still shown: Barking - Gospel Oak; the units are in fact bound for Bletchley carriage sidings. Robert Chilton.
NSE class 117 set no. L706 formed 51408 & 51366 and L721 (51405 & 51363) have arrived ECS at Bletchley station. The driver has completed checking his train and now heads to the cab to take the units to Bletchley carriage sidings. Robert Chilton.
Class 117 set L707 (presumably 51384 + 51342) in Clapham Junction station, circa mid-1990s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 117 set L707 in Bletchley station in October 1996 with 51335 closest. Stuart Mackay Collection.
At, in my opinion, the most beautiful places one could find a railcar 51336 of set 117708 leads a class 117 and 101 combination on the St. Ives branch near Carbis Bay on 4th August 1995. Ian Buck.
Leaving St Erth for St Ives is 51378 on the rear of set L708 Ian Buck.