Left: Class 101 DMBS E53250; Right: Class 119 DMBC 51059, seen at Newcastle on 23/09/1987. Class 143 Pacer problems in the north-east saw an influx of first generation DMUs to Heaton (HT) depot in the weeks leading up to the October 1987 timetable change (05/10/1987), including vehicles of Classes 116, 118 and 119 – none of which had previously operated anywhere near the north-east – as well as some rather tatty Class 101s from diverse regions. These unusual types were eliminated from the area by Spring 1988 when loco-haulage restarted. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 119 DMBC 51059 at TE, 19th June 1988. Jerry Glover.
GRC&W Cross-Country DMS W51060 + unknown centre car + W51088 on the Great Western Society Tintern Rambler railtour at Glascoed, 15/05/71. Phil Deane Collection.
GRC&W Cross-Country DMS W51060 + unknown centre car + W51088 on the Great Western Society Tintern Rambler railtour seen at Sudbrook, 15/05/71. Phil Deane Collection.
GRC&W Cross-Country DMS W51060 + unknown centre car + W51088 on the Great Western Society Tintern Rambler railtour, seen at Parkend, 15/05/71. Phil Deane Collection.
Class 119 set L575 passes West Ealing in October 1978. Ian Buck.
Class 119 set L 575 at Redhill on 20th February 1987. Ian Buck.
Class 119 set L575 is seen at Redhill on 6th November 1988. Ian Buck.
Class 119 set L575 (51060 + 59419 + 51088) in Gatwick station on October 4th, 1990. Rex Holt.
Class 119 set L575 (51060 + 59419 + 51088) at Gatwick on October 8th, 1990. Rex Holt.
51060 is seen at Reading as part of the 05:33 to Gatwick Airport, 3rd October 1992. L575 also consisted of 59419 & 51088. Gazza Prescott.
Class 119 set L576 seen at Dorking Town. Ian Buck.
At Chilworth class 119 set L576 on 22nd March 1984. Ian Buck.
Between Redhill and Tonbridge class 119 set L576 is seen at Edenbridge on 3rd July 1985. Ian Buck.
Class 119 set P577 is seen at Truro on 4th December 1976. This photo was taken from the infamous Western China Clay railtour. Ian Buck.
Class 119 set B577 heads out of Worcester Foregate Street in the late 1960s / early 1970s. Whilst most DMUs went from green livery to blue livery from the late 1960s, Cross-Country (Classes 119 and 120) and Inter-City (Classes 123 and 126) types (including Trans-Pennine Class 124) generally went straight into blue & grey livery, thus they carried this livery with many original fitting such as headcodes (which were normally removed later). Going against the trend, some Scottish region Class 120 and 126 units carried blue livery, whilst some Western region Class 101 units that were deployed on Cross-Country services went straight from green livery to blue & grey, long before the livery became standard for the class. Graeme Phillips Collection.
At this time a strike meant that the few trains running on the Brighton Line were a bit of a mixed bag. This is seen as a 6-car Brighton to London Bridge train leaves Redhill in June 1982 with class 119 car 51063 on set L577. Ian Buck.
Occasionally the Reading Gatwick service was diverted via the West London and Brighton Main Line owing to trackworks. On 1st April 1984 Class 119 set L577 with car 51063 leading passes Coulsdon North. Ian Buck.
With 51063 leading class 119 set L578 at Guildford. Ian Buck.
Arriving at North Camp on the 22nd March 1984 is class 119 set L578 with 51064 leading. Ian Buck.