A trans-Pennine set with E51960 leading waits under the covered footbridge at Goole on 30th July 1983. Syd Young.
A Trans-Pennine set about to enter Wennington station in Lancashire, August 1983. Roy Lambeth.
A Trans-Pennine set led by Class 124 51962 is seen at Doncaster on 24.08.1983. These DMU's still retained First Class sections. Andy Cole.
A Trans-Pennine set arrives at Brough on 2nd September 1983 on a service to Hull with E51951 leading. These units were the mainstays on Hull to Manchester and Liverpool trains for around 20 years. Brough is still a mandatory stopping point for all services out of the city to York, Manchester and London. The large British Aerospace factory (formerly Blackburn's) still has a large percentage of it's workforce who travel to work by train. Syd Young.
E51952 has a freshly painted front end when seen at Brough on the rear of a Trans-Pennine service to Hull on 2nd September 1983. The repainting had been done at BG after a minor bump. The window rubbers, normally left black, were painted as they had a fair amount of paint on them already. The unit has the number "52" hand-painted on the front, 51961 and 51964 also had numbers painted on the front end. It has had red bulbs installed in the old headcode panel, presumably to prevent damage to the nicely painted lamp-brackets! Syd Young.
One of the stylish Trans-Pennine sets with E51962 leading, stands under the cavernous roof of Manchester Piccadilly as it awaits departure for Hull on 30th September 1983. Syd Young.
A panoramic view of Manchester Piccadilly on 30th September 1983 sees 86218 Planet running light engine out of the station. In the background can be seen a variety of units, including a Class 506 waiting to leave for Hadfield and a Trans-Pennine set which has just arrived from Hull, a Class 104 and Class 108. Syd Young.
A Swindon Trans-Pennine set rolls into Goole on the 07:18 Manchester - Hull working, 2md December 1983. Hamish Stevenson.
An unidentified, shortened class 124 'Trans-Pennine' dmu (with 4-wheel van in tow) skirts the Selby Street area of Hull - 03/1984. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Passing New Mills South Junction on the 18th April 1984 is a Hull Botanic Gardens (BG) based 1960 Swindon built class 124 Trans Pennine dmu with a Manchester Piccadilly-Hull Paragon service. These units were all taken out of service the following month and their duties taken over by class 31/4 locomotive hauled services. Andrew J Crowther.
From the left, a Class 108, a Trans-Pennine 124 and a Swindon Inter City 123 show off their differing nose jobs at Hull Paragon on 20th April 1984. The only number recorded for posterity was the middle one; E51963 awaits departure for Manchester. Syd Young.
Carrying Trans Pennine branding, Class 124 51966 is seen at Doncaster on 20.04.1984. Andy Cole.
Class 124 DMC E51963 at Hull Paragon - 23/04/1984. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Class 124 51960 leads a Hull - Manchester service through Chinley on the 28th April 1984. Originally operated as 6 car sets, this was the final formation with a 124 at one end and a 123 at the other. Mike Dean.
The class 124 'Trans-Pennine' DMUs worked from Hull from their initial introduction in 1959 to their enventual demise in the mid-80s. By 1984 they were operating in 4-car 'hybrid' sets along with former WR class 123 units. Here DMC E51958 rests at Hull Paragon's buffer stops on 28/04/1984. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Trans-Pennine 51953 leads a four-car set hammering through Bamford in the Hope Valley on a Hull to Manchester working. When new, these Swindon built units operated in 6 car formation between Liverpool and Hull. They were replaced, largely from the start of the summer '84 timetable by Class 31s, newly fitted with electric train heating. Taken on April 28, 1984. Mike Dean.
A 4-car Trans-Pennine set at Goole. It appears to carry the set number 52, this indicates the DMC was 51952. Undated. Tom Clift.