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Battery Multiple Unit - Derby 2-car BMU


Numbering

  79998 79999
Type DMBS DTCL
Seating 52 2nd 12 1st & 53 2nd
Weight 37½ tons       32½ tons
Lot. Number 30368 30369
Diagram 534 / 406 535 / 442

Origininally they were diagram numbers 534/535 in the DMU nubering scheme, this was changed to 406/442 in the EMU scheme, and 534/535 re-issued to Class 117/118s.

In departmental use they carried the numbers 975003/4 and were known as 'Laboratory Vehicle 16', and laterly carried the name "Gemini".

Summary
Background
Description
Numbering
Operations
Non-Passenger Use

Details about the unit in preservation can be found here.

The following publications were consulted in the preparation of this article:
Railway Gazette; 25 Years of Research - C. Marsden; British Railways Scottish Region Staff Magazine; Scottish Urban & Rural Branch Lines - G. O’Hara; The Deeside line - Dick Jackson; Railway Observer; Railway Bylines Summer Special No.1.
All pictures are official ScR shots unless otherwise stated.

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