DMBS 51338 heads set B437 at Cheltenham in June 1984. A Class 25 loco can be seen in the background. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 117 set B437 (presumably 51338 + 59504 + 51380) at Hereford in 1985. John Law.
Class 117 set T312 seen in Derby station with DMBS 51338 closest. Undated. Ian Francis.
Haymarket depot DMU sidings in 1994. There are three Pressed Steel sets (including 117213 - presumably 51339 + 59492 + 51382 - and 117301 - presumably 51353 + 59505 + 51395) all idling. There are at least two Regional Railways liveried Met-Camm centre cars to their right - probably left behind from the three-car sets that moved to Corkerhill as two-cars. To their right are Strathclyde liveried 107s. S Saunders.
In the fading light of the 25th April 1994, 117213 (51339 + 59492 + 51382) are seen leaving Haymarket station with the 17:03 Edinburgh - Thornton. Hamish Stevenson.
Passing through Reading in April 1979 is class 117 set L405. Ian Buck.
W51340 at the head of a set 405 leaving Southall station circa April 1987, the set prefix seems to be an 'R'. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 117 set L405 (51340 + 59491 + 51381) is seen at Redhill on August 28th, 1991. Rex Holt.
Just before full electrification, Tyseley was forced to produce some weird combinations on the Lichfield to Redditch service. Here at Longbridge NSE-liveried North Downs-branded Class 117 DMBS 51340 leads a 3-power car DMU that also contained a 119 DMS and Class 117 DMS. 16th July 1994. Mike Dean.
Class 117 set L406 (51341 + 59483 + 51383) heads away from West Drayton station on October 1, 1987. Malcolm Clements.
Class 117 set 117704 with 51341 is arriving at Crouch Hill in the fog on 23rd December 1994. Ian Buck.
Set 117704 is berthed at Bletchley Depot on the 16th May 1995. Ian Buck.
The photographer at the controls of a Class 117 in 1997. Graham Baker.
51341 leads set 117704 into Leyton Midland Road on 15th October 1998. Ian Buck.
Class 117 set L407 arrives into Taplow station on January 26, 1980. Steve Davies Collection.
W51342 at the head of L407, presumably with 59494 + 51384, at Southall in June 1983. Stuart Mackay Collection.
W51343 was six months old when seen in Reading depot, 24th October 1960. Adrian Vaughan.
Class 117 set L409 at Slough on April 2, 1977. The DMBS is W51344, the other two vehicles should be 59496 and 51386. Rex Holt.
Class 117 DMBS 51344, set number L409, is seen at Tyseley on 07.12.1985 having received a fresh coat of BR blue and grey livery. Andy Cole.
Labelled set 709 - thought to be 51344 - and L705/51358 stored at Bletchley TMD circa 1999. Graham Baker.