Derby Works Class 116 M50050 seen in New Street on 04-03-82. Met-Camm centre car 59130 can be seen on the left. Vincent Haworth.
Class 116 M53050 leads the 09.55 SO Birmingham to Yarmouth at Queen Adelaide on July 2, 1988. Surface Stock.
T069 M53050 + M52049, 2H03 13:20 Buxton to Piccadilly, deputising for a 150 at New Mills Newtown, 18-3-91. Kevin Dowd.
In 1960 W50051 is the DMBS in this Class 116 set see at Priestfield. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS 53051, set number T100, is seen at Tyseley in BR blue and grey livery on 4/1/86. Andy Cole.
50052 (and presumably 59002 and 50094) are seen in Birmingham Snow Hill in Mid-May 1957. Michael Mensing.
This is likely a crew training run, led by W50052 (and presumably followed by 59002 and 59094) seen near the summit of Hatton Bank (Leamington - Birmingham line) on the 26th May 1957. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS 53053 leading set T324, with 59672 and 53101 on the Lickey Incline near Bromsgrove on 4/Mar/1990. The centre trailer is a class 115 TCL. The leading vehicle still retains it's top marker light - originally the earliest batches of class 116s had four marker lights, one above the destination box and three across the cab front. Later the lower centre marker light was removed leaving just the two standard marker lights on the cab front; in most cases the top light was removed at the same time. Robert Chilton.
T324 (53053 + 59672 + 53101) with T027 (53019 + 54006) at Hereford, having arrived as the 17:30 ex-Birmingham New Street on the 2nd January 1992. Gazza Prescott.
An interesting formation (116 DMBS, 116 DMS, 116 DMS, 115 DMBS (smaller brake compartment) and 116 DMS), seen at Small Heath, Birmingham. Emitting a great plume of smoke as it passes... destination blind reads Longbridge, but it's not clear if this is a passenger service or an ECS move. The leading car is M53053, and set T333, which dates it around late 1993. Graeme Phillips Collection.
M53054, M59596 and M51136 with 09.55 SO Birmingham to Yarmouth near Ely West Junction on June 18, 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 116/101 hybrid T036 M53054+53245 at Derby on the 20th October 1992 with a service for Skegness. Kevin Law.
T036 (53054 + 53245) is a 116/101 hybrid set seen at Skegness with the 11:47 to Nottingham, 12th February 1993. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMBS M50055 formed with unknown refurbished liveried TS and DMS M50116 of Tyseley set 523 at Redditch, Saturday 7th August 1982. Visible in the background is 56 003 waiting to continue the 'Grid Iron Grice' railtour back to London Bridge Iain Reid.
Class 116 DMBS 53055, set number TS611, is seen at Tyseley on 04.01.1986. It carries an unusual livery addition of an extended grey stripe past the cab windows and black window surrounds. Andy Cole.
TS611 in it's unusual livery seen at Coalville depot on the 1st June 1986 when it was working shuttles to Leicester and Burton-on-Trent for the open day. Chris Lings.
Taken on 19/9/87 at Birmingham Moor Street, a week before closure of the terminal platforms, class 116 set TS611 waits to leave for Dorridge. The platforms reopened in 2010 and the station is now the 2nd busiest in Birmingham and arguably the best!! Stephen Burdett.
T324 M53055 + M59603 + M53101 on the approaches of New Street 7-4-93. Kevin Dowd.
T424 (53055 + 59603) with 118s 51314 + 51329 at Longbridge on an ECS to form the 16:54 to Lichfield City, 9/9/93. Gazza Prescott.
The 2.10pm Wellington - Lapworth service is led by W50056 when seen at West Bromwich / Swan Village on the 3rd August 1957. Michael Mensing.
M50056 heads set TS518 through the snow at Hatton at January 1979. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS M53056 at Snailwell on May 12, 1991. Surface Stock.
W50057 heads a Class 116 set at Yardley Wood in 1959. Michael Mensing.
M53058 leads set TY506 (with set TY505 on the rear) at Five Ways on the 14:50 Four Oaks to Redditch, Tuesday 9 August 1983. PJ Evans.
Class 116 DMBS M53058 at Snailwell on March 24, 1992. Surface Stock.
53059 is seen at Manchester Victoria on 29/7/87. Norman Cross.
Class 116 hybrid with a class 127 trailer car M53060 + M59593 + M53902 forming set 612 at Stratford-upon-Avon on the 13th May 1986. Kevin Law.
53060 is seen on the fuel line at Tyseley on 29.03.1987. It had just worked back from Doncaster following overhaul and repaint. Andy Cole.
Class 116/115 hybrid T325 M53060, 59757 and M51142 north of Ely with the 12.50 Birmingham to Norwich on Sunday 29th May 1988. Surface Stock.
T052 (53060 + 53321) at Rugby having arrived on 17:12 ex-Stoke. This was a top DMU diagram via the WCML! 6/8/92. Gazza Prescott.
Tyseley depot's set T052, formed as a hybrid unit with class 116 53060 and class 101 53321 waits at Derby on 17/Jul/1992 with a Crewe service, with 158 780 alongside on a Nottingham service. Robert Chilton.
Tyseley depot's set T052, formed as a hybrid unit with class 116 53060 and class 101 53321, seen by peering over one of the footbridge windowsills at Derby on 17/Jul/1992. 158 780 stands alongside with a Nottingham service. Robert Chilton.
Class 116/101 hybrid set T040 (presumably M53061 + M51505) arrives at Dolwyddelan station on the Conwy Valley line in 1990. John Law.
Class 116 DMBS M53061 at Snailwell on November 11, 1991. Surface Stock.
Set TY528 at Earlwood in 1975, led by 50062. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS at Snailwell in February 1991. Surface Stock.
53063's bogies Mayer Parrys, Snailwell 2-3-91. Kevin Dowd.
53064 is seen on stands at Vic Berrys, Leicester. Date unknown. Ian Francis.
M50065 leads refurbished set TS505 when seen at St Andrews in mid-1977. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 set 317 with W50068 at the front pulls away from The Lakes station in late 1966. Michael Mensing.
A Class 116 set arrives into Birmingham Moor Street in the early 1970s with M50070 at the front. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A 47 on a NE/SW working awaiting departure, with a class 116 suburban DMU set no. TS526 formed 53070 - 59612 - 53095 stabled in the rain at Birmingham New Street, 07/Mar/1987. Robert Chilton.
M53070 (well, what's left of it!) Vic Berry's, Leicester 5-6-88. Kevin Dowd.
M53071 of T322 (which has a 101 centre car) trails out of Cardiff Central on the 11:32 to Birmingham New Street, 18/7/87. PJ Evans.
Class 116 set T322 waits to leave Birmingham Moor Street for Shirley on the evening of 24/9/87. Stephen Burdett.
On September 24, 1987, two days before closure of the terminal platforms, T322 waits to leave Birmingham Moor Street with a service for Shirley. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 DMU set T322 (53071 + 59760 + 53880) lays over at Keighley prior to working a return excursion to the Severn Valley Railway on April 23rd, 1988. Rex Holt.
53071 + 59751 + 53902 (T408) at Longbridge with the 17:58 to Lichfield Trent Valley, 14/11/92. Gazza Prescott.
Paired with Class 120 51785, 53072 carries Red Star branding. Leeds 27/6/86. Malcolm Clements.
Class 116 DMBS 53072 leads Class 120 DMBS 51785 into what was then platform 8 of York station on 16/08/86. Both have had seats removed and are in use for Parcels sector traffic, and carry Red Start logos - indeed, neither Class had previously seen passenger use in this area. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 116/127 hybrid T332 (M53073, M59598 and M53865) seen on the 12.50 Birmingham New Street to Norwich north of Ely on Sunday 12th June 1988. Surface Stock.
A suburban DMU calls at Sutton Coldfield 1990. The DMBS closest is probably 53073. John Law.
53073 is at the rear of set T328 with 59760 + 53132 leaving Kidderminster, on the 09:32 Birmingham New Street - Great Malvern, 28/4/90. Hamish Stevenson.
T328 awaiting departure from Worcester, 18/5/90. The DMBS is 53073. Mike Cooper.
Class 116 /101 hybrid d.m.u. T032 (presumably 53073 + 53242) arrives at Bettws Y Coed with the 17:14 Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno train on 04-07-1991. Gordon Thomson.
At Birmingham Moor Street in April 1987 a class 116 dmu waits to leave for Stratford upon Avon. It seems to be set TS516 (the DMBS closest is presumably 53074). Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 DMBS M53074 in Snailwell in January 1988. Surface Stock.
M53074 beside S65403 at Snailwell on February 14, 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 116 set TS639 (M53075 + M59717 + M53119) seen at Stratford-upon-Avon, 03-06-84. Vincent Haworth.
M53075 and M59717 in Stratford-upon-Avon station, 03-06-84. Vincent Haworth.
M53077 is the DMBS on the rear of this set departing from Warwick station on July 10, 1987. The centre car is a 115, 59650. Malcolm Clements.
A partially dismantled M53077 at Vic Berry's, 5/6/88. Jerry Glover.
M53078 from set N651 at Vic Berry's on 18.02.89. Surface Stock.
T039 (53079 + 53746) at Manchester Oxford Rd, having arrived as the 14:00 ex-Warrington Central, 13th May 1991. Gazza Prescott.
T039 (M53079 (with "341" under the number) + M51505) sits at Llandudno on the 6th June 1991 with the 17:53 to Blaenau. Hamish Stevenson.
A three car Class 116 suburban dmu built in 1957, Cardiff set C300, is formed of W50080, W59030 & W50122. It is departing as the 10.32 Treherbert to Barry Island service on Monday August 6th 1979. Gerard Fletcher.
With Cardiff Central showing on the destination blind, C300 (presumably 50080 + 59030 + 50122) has a well deserved rest after grinding its way up the Rhymney Valley into Rhymney station on 22/5/80. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 set C300 stabled at Treherbert on the 12th August 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
W53080 as part of set C300, seen at Cardiff Central on the 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
C300 in Barry station. Late 1980s. Steve Davies Collection.
C360 (53080 + 53122) at Merthyr Tydfil on the 18:04 to Penarth, 19/4/89. Gazza Prescott.
W53080 heads C360 into Abercynon with a Cardiff to Merthyr train, on the 21st August 1989. Mac Winfield.
A 116/101/116 hybrid set, 53081/59543 and presumably 50123, at Chester circa September 1984. Stuart Mackay Collection.
53081 59543 53123 are unusual visitors to Doncaster station in 1986... an arrival from the Midlands would have been more likely to be a Class 114. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 116 DMBS 53082 is seen in the snow at Tyseley on 07.03.1987 between a brake van and a Class 08. Andy Cole.
Set B307 is a Class 116 / 101 hybrid containing W53083 + W59550 + W53820. It's seen approaching Ashton Jct leading a Class 104 on a Bristol TM - Ashton Gate service in 1984. Robert Tarling.
B307 was a Class 116 with two DMBSs and a 101 centre car, W53083 + W59550 + W53820. It's seen at Stapleton Road, circa 1984. Robert Tarling.
Class 116 DMBS W53083 at Cardiff in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
At South Tottenham on 20th November 1988 is class 116 set L307. Ian Buck.
Class 116/101 hybrid L210 with 53083 leading enters Reading on 27/3/91. 53083 lost it’s original working partner as long ago as 1961 when 50125 was written off by a runaway coal train in the Afan Valley, South Wales. Mac Winfield.
The hybrid L210 (Class 116 53083 / Class 101 DTC) is seen at Oxford on 16-4-91. Mike Cooper.
53083, 51220, 54371, 51443 & 51145 sit with 20199 at M.C. Metals, Springburn 4-5-93. Kevin Dowd.
Refurbished set C301 at Treherbert on the 22nd August 1978. Peter Heppenstall.
W50084 leads refurbished Cardiff set C301 out of Taff Wells station, deep in the Valleys. It is heading for Cardiff then onto Barry Island, 9/4/79. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 set C301 at Stapleton Road in September 1982, comprising W50084, W59373 & W50126. Robert Tarling.
53084 leads a three car set (formed 116-116-101) at Brithdir on a Rhymney to Penarth service on the 26th August 1986. Mike Dean.
M50085 is at the front of Class 116 set 329 seen east of West Bromwich with a Wellington service on April 26, 1964. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 set TY529 (presumably 50085 + 59338 + 50127) is seen in Small Heath station with the 5.15pm ex-Moor Street service on April 30, 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Barry Island, and 50086 is at the rear of 59032 & 50128 as part of C302 is it heads out of the station. 1/7/78. Ian Francis.
Class 116 set C302 in Rhynmney station on 30/12/81. 50086 is closest the camera. Chris Lings.
Class 116 set C302 departs from Llanishen station on the 17th August 1985. Steve Davies Collection.
C302 approaches Barry station on the 8th August 1986. Steve Davies Collection.
W53086 heads C302 at Cardiff Queen Street, circa 1987. Mac Winfield.
W53086 as part of C302 at Cardiff Central, 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
W53086 leads Class 116 set C302 into Cardiff Central station on August 10th, 1987. Michael Mensing.
C362 (53086 + 53128) leaves Grangetown while working the 15:38 Cardiff Queen St. - Penarth, 21st January 1989. Gazza Prescott.
Refurbished Class 116 set C303 (50087 closest, presumably with 59037 + 50129) on the rear of a formation at Cardiff Central in the late 1970s. John Law.
Class 116 set C303 (presumably 53087 + 59037 + 53129) enters Porth station in early 1987. Michael Mensing.
W53087 at Vic Berry's yard in Leicester in 1989. Malcolm Clements.
A topless W53088 from C304 at Vic Berry's yard on 14/10/87. Malcolm Clements.
C305 (53089 + 59039 + 53131) at Cardiff Queen St circa 1984. Mac Winfield.
W53089 at the front of Class 116 set C365 in Cardiff Central station early in 1988. Michael Mensing.
Short-lived hybrid C980 (53089 + 51513) passes Canton on 31/12/88. Mac Winfield.
T040 (53090 + 53268) at Manchester Piccadilly working 13:41 to Chester via Northwich, 3rd October 1990. Gazza Prescott.
On a Valley Line service class 116 set C306 at Cardiff Central on 16th August 1979. Ian Buck.
The Risca Cuckoo railtour at Oakdale Colliery, 5/4/86. Shayne Lewis.
The Risca Cuckoo railtour at Rose Heyworth Colliery, 5/4/86. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 set C306 at Cardiff Central on 28th February 1987. Ian Buck.
C306 (53091 + 59041 + 53133) Leaving Cardiff with the 17:56 to Treherbert, 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
Tyseley Derby triple set 300 (M50092 leading) is seen at Smethwick West with the 1.0pm (approximately) Birmingham Snow Hill - Stourbridge - Kidderminster - Bewdley service on October 22, 1966. Michael Mensing.
Recently ex-works Tyseley Class 116 set TS500 (M50092 closest) seen in Birmingham Moor Street station on the 15th May 1976. Stephen Burdett.
At Nottingham on September 17th, 1988, T420 (53092 + 59607 + 59032 + 51892) and T301 (51353 + 59505 + 51395) form the 08:00 Nuneaton - Skegness service. Hamish Stevenson.
T420 (53092 + 59607 + 59032 + 51892) - a Class 115/127/116/115 hybrid - departs from Skegness with the 12:06 Skegness to Nuneaton on September 17th, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
T407 (53092 + 59353 + 59594 + 51858) leaves Northfield on the 11:48 Lichfield TV-Redditch, 15/5/92. Gazza Prescott.
Tyseley's set T323 53093 - 59670 - 53818 at Longbridge on 10/Mar/1990 heading for Redditch (formed 116DMS, 115TCL, 116DMBS). Robert Chilton.
Class 116 driving car M53094 at Leicester; 19 April 1987. Lewis Bevan.
Class 116 DMS M53094 in the company of 03 180 at Snailwell on May 15, 1988. Surface Stock.
Confession time at Moor Street. The last day of services at the old Birmingham Moor Street on 26/9/87 sees a class 116 dmu being confronted by sobering posters. The end was not in sight however as 23 years later the terminal platforms reopened to great purpose! Stephen Burdett.
M53097 a Derby built 1957 Class 116 suburban DMU power car, high on jacks, in Vic Berrys yard on the 20th December 1987. Component recovery has well and truly taken place, the end wont be far away. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 116 53098, set number TS509, is seen at Tyseley on 26.12.1986. This was one of the very few to carry it's set number on the front in big numerals. Andy Cole.
Set 324 headed by W50100 arrives at Grimes Hill and Wythall in April 1963. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMS M53100 sits on stands at Vic Berry's yard in Leicester on February 22nd, 1988 for the underframe equipment to be cut off. Surface Stock.
Class 116 DMS M53101 is ex-works at Doncaster, 30th November 1986. Jerry Glover.
Class 116 DMS 53101 at the rear of set T324 formed with class 115 TC 59672 and class 116 DMBS 53053 at Sleaford on 13/Sep/1987. Robert Chilton.
T324 (53101 + 59672 + 53053 leaves Old Hill working the 17:09 Worcester F St-Birmingham New St. on the 11th May 1991. Gazza Prescott.
A driver waits to take M50102 out of Birmingham Moor Street on the 22nd April 1969. The vehicle is an blue livery with just a small yellow panel and white roof dome. Stuart Mackay Collection.
In late 1974 M50104 leads set TY504 into Rowley Legis with a Kidderminster service. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMS 53106 at the rear of set T403 formed with class 127 TSL 59616, class 127 TS 59641 and class 115 DMBS 51852 seen curving away towards Skegness in the summer sun near Boston on 8/Jun/1988. Robert Chilton.
53106 leads T403 into Ely with a Birmingham bound train, 19/9/88. In the left cab window is a sign which reads "?????? Express from Birmingham" (I can't make out the first line). Mac Winfield.
T403 (53106 + 59607 + 51852) have arrived ECS at Birmingham New St ready to a rush hour service, 6/3/93. Gazza Prescott.
W50109 leads a 3-car Class 116 with a Class 122 on the rear at Solihull on the 8.0am Leamington Spa (G) - Birmingham (M St), 8th April 1964. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 two-car set N651 is formed of 53109 and 53078 when seen in Manchester Victoria on September 15th, 1988. Behind is a Met-Camm / Class 108 hybrid. Rex Holt.
M50112 leads the 5.52pm Birmingham (Snow Hill) - Lapworth seen between Solihull & Widney Manor on the 23rd September 1964. Michael Mensing.
A couple of Class 116 DMUs on an empty stock working from Tyseley to New Street have just passed Small Heath, January 1985. The rear vehicle is 53113 (set TS 512). Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 DMS 53114 on the rear of Tyseley's hybrid set T413 formed with class 127 TSL 59592, class 115 TC 59745 and class 115 DMBS 51868 leaving Four Oaks on 15/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
T323 (53114 + 59592 + 51869) at Crewe with the 09:04 to Stafford (possibly the power was off), on 13/4/93. Gazza Prescott.
Lined class 116 set 319 (Tyseley based) led by W50115 leaving Acock's Green and S.Y. station on the 12.50pm Birmingham(Snow Hill) - Lapworth, 31 January 1964. Michael Mensing.
Tyseley set 256 is formed 53116 and 51860 (a 116/115 hybrid) and has 51151 added when seen at Worcester on the 22nd May 1984. Hamish Stevenson.
A pair of Tyseley Class 116s (led by 53116 with its non-standard front end livery) pass Malago Vale with a summer Saturday service from Weston-super-Mare to Birmingham New Street. 14 September 1985. Mike Dean.
Class 116 DMS 53116, set number T611, is seen in its distinctive livery at Tyseley on 26.12.1985. Andy Cole.
The unusually liveried class 116 DMS 53116 at the head of set TS611 formed with class 127 TSL 59611 and class 116 DMBS 53056, at Birmingham New Street on 12/Jul/1986. I recall that 53056 at the other end of the set was painted to match and I wondered at the time whether on one or other driving car the livery was inspired by a mistake in the grey band being taken too far beyond the saloon windows and then taken complete with white lining round the cab ends to make the best of a bad job. Having said that, the black cab window surrounds and the fact that the sides of every car and the cab ends were emblazoned with 'WM' logos probably suggests that it was a deliberate attempt at a special livery. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 units M53116+M59611+M53054 + M53837+M59604+M53919 at Tapton Junction, Chesterfield on the 6th September 1986 with a Birmingham New Street-Sheffield football excursion. Kevin Law.
Tyseley's set T412 at Small Heath station, which should have been headed by 53102 but had been reformed with 53116, followed by 59591, 59668 and 51867, on 17/Nov/1990. The formation was a mixture of class 116, 127 and 115 which was normal for most of the four-car sets at Tyseley at the time. Robert Chilton.
T412 (53116 + 59446 + 59591 + 51860) at Redditch, having arrived as the 09:36 ex-New St, and about to form the 10:23 to New St. Note the wiring which was near to completion, spelling the end of most Tyseley DMU’s. 23rd January 1993. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMS 53116 is seen at Derby when operating as a three car driving motor set on 22.07.1993. Tyseley were just banging any available working cars together at this point to make up scratch sets. Andy Cole.
Class 116 DMS 53116, set number 117332, is seen near the end of first generation use at Tyseley on 26.12.1994. At this time Tyseley were just banging any serviceable DMU's together to make scratch sets. Andy Cole.
W50117 leads a Class 116 set at Stratford-on-Avon in October 1958. Michael Mensing.
Derby Class 116 vehicles M53119 and M59717 at Stratford-upon-Avon, 03-06-84. Vincent Haworth.
M53119, M53888 and 47346 at Leamington Spa, 03-06-84 Vincent Haworth.
A Tyseley 116 unit (TY532, presumably 50121 59351 50079) has just arrived from Four Oaks at the developing station at Longbridge on 27/10/1978. It is running across the main lines to achieve its platform for return. Stephen Burdett.
50122 is at the head of C300 in this 6-car formation at Cadoxton on the 29th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
W53122 + W59030 + W53080 form set C300 at Coryton after arrival with the 12:22 from Penarth on September 30, 1985. Hamish Stevenson.
53122 leads C300 towards the camera at Radyr on the 23rd July 1986. Steve Davies Collection.
C300 (53122 + 59030 + 50080) at Cardiff Central on the 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
C300 arrives into Barry station in the late 1980s. Steve Davies Collection.
C360 (53122 + 53080) and C362 (53128 + 53086) arrive at Radyr on the 18:42 Treherbert-Penarth, 22nd April 1989. Gazza Prescott.
On the 22nd April 1989 C360 (53122 + 53080) and C362 (53128 + 53086) are seen at Treherbert, having arrived on the 19:55 ex-Penarth. Gazza Prescott.
C360 (53122 + 53080) At Abercynon on a return trip to Barry Island from Merthyr Tydfil 21/8/89. Mac Winfield.
A 3-car Class 116 set, probably 50123 + 59486 (117) + 50081, have just left Reddish North for Brinnington. Date unknown, the vehicles were allocated to Newton Heath between 5/76 and 12/77. Peter Heppenstall.
T410 (53124 + 59713 + 59602 + 51862) arrives at Barnt Green working the 14:23 Redditch - Lichfield City, 18th April 1992. Gazza Prescott.
C301 departs from Llanishen on the 24th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
C301 runs through the countryside at Llandaff on the 22nd August 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 DMS 53126 off it's bogies, at Vic Berrys on 16/9/87. Class 122 55009 is behind. Malcolm Clements.
116 DMS 53126 at Vic Berrys on 16/9/87, with 55009 behind. Malcolm Clements.
Class 116 set C302 heads out of Radyr on the 20th August 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
C302 passes Aber Jct on the 18th May 1985. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 set C302 arrives into Llanishen station on the 17th August 1985. Steve Davies Collection.
C362 (53128 + 53086) on an ECS at Cardiff Central after arriving from Treherbert on the 21st January 1989. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 set C303 (50129 + 59037 + 50129) at Merthyr on the 4th March 1982. Chris Lings.
Class 116 set number C303 with 53129 closest is seen at Tyseley on 14.12.1985. It was based at Cardiff at the time, hence the Valley Train branding and the red dragon on the front. Andy Cole.
Manchester Victoria in 1987, and Class 116 W 53129 meets Sprinter set 150 253. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 set C303 (presumably 53129 + 59037 + 53087) departs from Porth station in early 1987. Michael Mensing.
Still carrying its "W" prefixes class 116 W53129+W59037+W53087 approaches Woodley, Manchester on the 17th October 1987. Kevin Law.
A 2-car C304 (53130 + 53088) stabled overnight at Treherbert, 28/02/84 (or late '80s?). This was during the time of various reviews and saw the Rhymney line worked by a bubble car in the off peak between Rhymney and Bargoed and the Sunday Merthyr service was also bubble car worked with the vehicle working the 04xxish ex-Treherbert Monday to Saturday. PJ Evans.
C304 at the rear of a 6-car formation at Barry Island, 28/9/85. Chris Lings.
Set C305 (53131 + 59039 + 53089) waits at Bargoed with a train for Penarth, circa 1983. Mac Winfield.
Tyseley set no. T322 consiting of cars 53132 59751 53071 are seen at Skegness on 10/08/1992. Graeme Phillips Collection.
T325 (53132 + 59611 + 53818) at Coventry on the 14:35 to Stoke on Trent, 1/5/93. Gazza Prescott.
53132 at Worcester, 22nd May 1994. Hamish Stevenson.
C306 (53133 + 59041 + 53091) leaving Cardiff with the 17:56 to Treherbert, 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
W53133 on stands at Vic Berry's scrapyard. Also on stands on the left is W59037, and on the right is W53896. Undated. Ian Francis.
T325 (53818 + 59611 + 53132 ) leaves Lichfield TV with the 14:35 Coventry-Stoke on Trent, 15/4/93. Gazza Prescott.
Leading a parcels train past West Ealing class 116 50819 on 1st July 1976. Ian Buck.
Tyseley Class 116 set TS545, led by DMBS M50819 is seen heading for Kidderminster in Refurbished Livery of white with blue band, late 1970s / early 1980s. At the time BR ran some through services over the SVR from New Street on bank holidays. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Set C307 is seen at Porth station on March 30, 1987, with 53820 closest. Michael Mensing.
On March 30, 1987, Class 116 set C307 is seen at Tongpandy station, with 53820 closest. Michael Mensing.
W53820 of C307 displays its white roof dome and red buffer beam, a-la Buxton style. This was CFs only white dome unit and later became one of only two 116s to gain NSE livery the other being W53083 which is the other DMBS in this set at Cardiff Central circa 1987. Mac Winfield.
A Class 116 / 117 hybrid set at Slough on 30/10/87, formed of Class 116 DMBS 53820 and Class 117 TC / DMS 59484 / 51374. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 116 d.m.u. northbound on the Troon avoiding line, Lochgreen Jn. on 07-11-82. Image by A.Wilson. This view shows a train probably an empty stock working avoiding Troon on the loop line. Lochgreen Junction with its signal box is in the background. This was the original main line and was superseded in 1892 when the loop was built, bringing the passenger station into the town. This avoiding line closed shortly after this, on 28-11-1982, in preparation for re-signalling and electrification. Gordon Thomson.
116387 arrives into Meadowbank Stadium station with a shuttle from Edinburgh Waverley on July 26th, 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
116387 (presumably with 53822 leading) and 120521 at Glasgow Central in September 1986. Andrew McConnell.
T061 (53822 + 53645) arrives into Lichfield TV on the 14:35 Coventry - Stoke, 12/12/92. Gazza Prescott.
With full (early) Trans-Clyde GG branding still surviving, 116 388 is seen at Falkirk Grahamston led by SC53823 (formerly 50823). Circa 1986. Andrew McConnell.
The 18:40 shuttle to Edinburgh Waverley waits to depart from Meadowbank Stadium on July 26th 1986. It is formed of 116 388, the DMBS closest is presumably 53823. Hamish Stevenson.
Withdrawn class 116 car 53823 at tyesley Depot in February 1995. Ian Buck.
Class 116 53825, set number 116 389, is seen at Tyseley on 20.03.1987 after being transferred down from Scotland. Not all of these ex-Scottish based Class 116's entered service at Tyseley, some were withdrawn for spares. 53825 still carries Trans Clyde branding. Andy Cole.
Class 116 DMBS SC53825 seen at Tyseley during the open day on the 4th October 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 116 SC53825 at Vic Berrys on November 9, 1989. Surface Stock.
M53826 is the DMBS on the rear of set TS520 seen departing from Warwick station on July 10, 1987. Malcolm Clements.
T043 (53826 + 53171) on the blocks at Manchester Piccadilly, having arrived as the 08:47 ex-Chester via Northwich. (This diagram was booked a TS 2-car set for a year or two and produced some huge machines!). 20/4/91. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMBS M53826 at Snailwell. Date unknown. Surface Stock.
Class 116 / 108 hybrid T031 (53827 + 53644) in the bay at Manchester Oxford Rd, having arrived as the 14:00 ex-Warrington Central on the 4th December 1990. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 set TS529 (led by 50828, presumably with 59713 + 50127) is seen in Sutton Coldfield in 1979. Michael Mensing.
The 6.14pm Lichfield - Kidderminster service is seen at Shenstone on April 3rd, 1975. Michael Mensing.
53832 (front), 53051 (rear, top, with red star branding) and 53129 (rear, bottom) at Vic Berry's on 14/10/88. Ian Francis.
Last day at old Moor Street? Or was it? This class 116 unit (TS337, 53838 at the front presumably with 59751 + 53853) waits to depart for Leamington Spa from the old terminal platforms at Birmingham Moor Street on 26/9/1987 which was supposed to be their last day of use. The platform shown is still not in use but 23 years on the other 2 were reopened. Stephen Burdett.
In need of a wash, T038 (53838 + 51808) leaves Derby working the 10:18 Nottingham - Crewe, 4/1/93. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMBS 53840 at Tyseley TMD on the 14th February 1987. S Gaskell.
Class 116+101 combination with an Ayr-Glasgow Central service at Lochwinnoch on the 17th September 1985. Leading is set 116393 formed Sc53841 + Sc59331 + Sc53892. Kevin Law.
53842 (TS614) is in the centre road at Reading while mail bags are being loaded onto 47 471's train, 18th December 1984. 54A South Dock.
Class 116 set C312 at Mountain Ash on a railtour in October 1979. This trip included a tour of the NCB Mountain Ash system behind steam. Ian Buck.
Set C312 arrives at Cardiff Central headed by W53843 on the 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
W53843 of C312 (also containing 59355 / 53896) seen at Cardiff Central on 18/5/1987. Shayne Lewis.
Derby three-car unit 53844 - 59335 - 53897 passing the unique Stratford Southern signalbox forming a service to North Woolwich, just prior to energisation of the third rail, 1st May 1985. Gordon Edgar.
T335 (53844 + M59674 + 53827) is seen at Tyseley with the 12:52 Birmingham Snow Hill - Dorridge service on January 27th, 1990. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 116 M53844 (T032) at Snailwell on May 12, 1991. Surface Stock.
53845 Class 116 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 14.03.1987. It still carries an 'E' prefix to the number from its Stratford days. Andy Cole.
Set 116 394 (presumably SC53846 at the front) is seen in Irvine station on September 24, 1988, working the 13:00 Glasgow - Ayr service. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 116 set C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900) grinds up the Rhondda from Pontypridd with a Sunday service from Penarth to Treherbert approaching Trehafod. 13/2/1977. Stephen Burdett.
On 6th August 1979, car no. W50847 was only three weeks out of works, hence its smart appearance. My notes for the day quote it as working the 12.45 Cardiff - Merthyr & 14.00 return, but this latter service appears to be a through train to Barry Island if the destination blind is correct. Cardiff set C313 W50847 + W59040 + W50900. Gerard Fletcher.
A Barry Island service waits to leave a much reduced Merthyr Tydfil station on 20/5/1980. Formed of C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900). Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 set C313 (W53847 closest, presumably with 59040 + 53900) sits in the platform at Clifton Down on September 20, 1985, with the 10:03 Bristol - Severn Beach service. Hamish Stevenson.
Two Class 116 sets at Taff Wells on May 6, 1981. The closest is C314, presumably 50848 59033 50901. Steve Davies Collection.
50848 at the head of C314 at Treherbert, 30/12/81. Chris Lings.
The cutting of W53848 (C374) is nearly complete when seen at Vic Berry's on August 19, 1990. Surface Stock.
With traces of old set number 167 showing through, set 116 395 (50853 59367 50894) is seen at Doncaster Works with GG Trans-Clyde branding. Class 101 car 50230 is on the left. Undated. Jerry Glover.
Class 116 at Warwick on 25th September 1986. Ian Buck.
T037 (53853 + 51511) arrives into Shrewsbury working the 13:47 Wolverhampton - Chester, 2/1/92. Gazza Prescott.
Set P355 at St. Ives with a St. Erth train on the 20th May 1972. According to the Hugh Longworth book the vehicles would be 50854, 59346 and 50907. Hamish Stevenson.
T321 (53854 closest, 53907 furthest) heads for Canton Sidings from Cardiff Central after working the 15:30 ex-Hereford on Saturday 18th July 1987. PJ Evans.
T321 (53854 + 59723 + 53907) “Dusty Bin” (a nickname the set received after the catchphrase from a TV show) leaves King’s Norton with the 08:32 Lichfield TV - Longbridge, 29th June 1990. Gazza Prescott.
The final port of call on the 16th September 1979 NREA 'shed bash' was to bag the DMU sets stabled at Rhymney. Viewed from the now demolished island platform, disused for many years, refurbished Derby Works class 116 high density suburban triple set C315 (W50855-W59363-W50908), eventually forming a Cardiff service stands in Rhymney station, in the initial but short-lived white/blue stripe livery with brown underframe. All class 116 units were new to the Western Region and were delivered in 1957-58 and were synonymous with South Wales valley services. Gordon Edgar.
W53855 at Cardiff Central in 1987, as part of set C315. Shayne Lewis.
C315 (53855 + 59363 + 53908) enters Radyr, circa 1987. Mac Winfield.
C315 approaches Cardiff Queen Street on the 14:06 Ystrad Mynach to Barry Island, Saturday 18th July 1987, with W53855 closest. PJ Evans.
C375 (53855 + 53908) at Treherbert with the 16:17 to Barry Island, 25th October 1989. Gazza Prescott.
53855 being loaded onto a low-loader at Canton that will take it to its fate at Vic Berry's in Leicester, May 91. Mac Winfield.
W50856 heads a Class 116 set on the Kingswear branch circa April 1967. Michael Mensing.
C316 comprises W50856, W59364 and W50909 when seen at Cogan on the 13:25 Treherbert to Barry Island, Wednesday 23 March 1983. PJ Evans.
TS547 M53857 leans into the curve at Wood End on the 16:20 Stratford-on-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street while TS542 arrives on a Stratford service, Tuesday 12th April 1983. PJ Evans.
W53858 is at the front of set C317 seen at Newport in early 1987. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 set C317 (53858 presumably closest) is seen at Tongpandy station on March 30th, 1987. Michael Mensing.
W53858 at Cardiff on 16th May 1987 working the 12:04 to Treherbert. Shayne Lewis.
C317 at Cardiff on 16th May 1987 working the 12:04 to Treherbert, W53858 closest. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 set C317 (W53858 + W59034 + W53911) approaches Barry Island station where it will terminate with the 14:13 ex-Treherbert on August 6th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 116 set TY535 (presumably 50860 + 59438 + 50913) stopping at Tyseley on April 28, 1969. Despite what the destination blind shows this is the 5.25pm service to Shirley. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 116 sets TY535 (50860 at the front, presumably with 59438 + 50913) and TY531 arriving at Cradley Heath station in February 1975. Michael Mensing.
Two 116 vehicles, with 53860 on the left, awaiting disposal at Vic Berrys, Leicester, circa February 1987. Ian Francis.
Class 116 DMBS 50861 is seen at New Street, 31.07.1982. Andy Cole.
T411 (53863 + 59753 + 51142 + 53090) at Sutton Coldfield on the 11:23 Redditch - Lichfield City, 14/11/92. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 53865, set number T631, is seen at Tyseley carriage sidings on 11.10.1986 with a Heartswop Special headboard in the cab window. Andy Cole.
53865 leads a Tyseley 116 set at Blunt's Green with a Stratford to Moor Street service on March 7, 1987. Mike Dean.
Class 116/127 hybrid set TS612 (53866 + 59593 + 53902) arriving into Porthmadoc in July 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 116 53867, set number T702, is seen in all over blue livery at Tyseley on 17.05.1986. This was one of the last Class 116 sets to carry all over blue livery and was withdrawn in this livery. Andy Cole.
P319 is seen arriving at Honiton, led by 50868, with the evening Axminster to Exeter St. Davids. 13th July 1979. Neil Cannon.
Set C319 at Llanishen - W53868 closest - early in 1984. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS W50869 with Class 101 TCL 59528 behind. Date and location unknown, but circa 1975 to 1977. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A Treherbert bound class 116 DMU (set C320, presumably 50869 + 59035 + 50922) approaches Taffs Well on an inclement 11th April 1979. Stephen Burdett.
A member of the station staff has a chat with the driver of W50870 at Milverton before departure on October 1, 1966. Steve Davies Collection.
W50870 heads a 2-car Class 116 set departing from Milverton on the 1st October 1966. Steve Davies Collection.
A two-car 116 set at Milverton on October 1st 1966. The DMBS is W50870. Steve Davies Collection.
W50870 heading out of Milverton on October 1st, 1966. This was the last day of service on the line. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 53870, set number N652, is seen on the siding down the side of the factory at Tyseley on 07.05.1988. It was based at Newton heath at the time. Andy Cole.
M53870, M53059, M53923 and M50117 awaiting their fate at Vic Berrys, Leicester 18-12-88. Kevin Dowd.
Class 116 vehicles 50873 59345 50841 at Hamilton on 22nd June 1980. It has set number 165 on a board in the left cab window. Jerry Glover.
Class 116 53873 is seen at Tyseley on 21.02.1987 having been transferred down from Scotland. It still carries Trans Clyde branding. Another ex-ScR vehicle 53822 is seen on the left. Andy Cole.
53876 Class 116, set number T533, is at Tyseley on 28.03.1987, has just been transferred down from Scotland and still carries the Trans Clyde branding as well as Greater Glasgow symbols. Andy Cole.
A Derby suburban set headed by W50878 arrives at Birmingham Snow Hill on 29 November 1957 ready to work the 2.05pm to Stratford-on-Avon. In brand new condition, it was delivered that month and the set would also contain 59333 and 50825. Michael Mensing.
Three-car set 53878, 59612 and 53056 stabled at Leicester with Norwich's set 72 behind, headed by 51201 and presumably with out of sight, 54347. Unusually the 116 (with class 127 centre trailer) appears to have a Tyseley set number board in the 2nd man's window but with no set number apparently on it. The following year 53878 and 59612 were reformed into four-car set T421 and 53056 was in three-car set T342. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMS M53878 at Snailwell on March 24, 1992. Surface Stock.
Entering Glasgow Central on the 30th March 1982 is a Class 116 set led by 50879. Chris Lings.
Class 116 set T322 (53880 + 59760 + 53071) passes through Bingley station with a return excursion from the Severn Valley to the Worth Valley on April 23rd, 1988. Rex Holt.
Tyseley's hybrid 3-car suburban set T326 formed class 116 DMS 53881 (nearest), 59668 (class 115 TCL) & 53865 (class 116 DMBS) arrives at Longbridge en-route from Redditch to Lichfield City on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
T320 (53881 + 59611 + 51138) at Birmingham New St with the 12:58 Longbridge - Lichfield City, 15th May 1992. Gazza Prescott.
53881 from set T320 sits in the withdrawn siding at Tyseley Depot on 15/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMS 53884 on the stands at Vic Berry's for the removal of underframe equipment on February 22, 1988. Surface Stock.
T401 (53866 + 59743 + 59724 + 51865) arrives at Old Hill with the 17:41 New St - Kidderminster, 11th May 1991. Gazza Prescott.
53887 + 53848 (C374) at Penarth on the 15:02 to Llandaff, 19/4/89. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 53888 is seen withdrawn at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. It had been stripped of reuseable parts including windscreens and bogies, and was waiting to go to Vic Berry's for scrapping. Andy Cole.
T320 53890 + 59720 + 51138 makes a very rare appearance covering for a 156 on 1L65 10:20 Liverpool Lime St to Ipswich at New Mills South Junction, 24-4-90. Kevin Dowd.
T320 (53890 + 59720 + 53890) arrives at Blake St. with the 12:04 Lichfield City - Longbridge, 23rd February 1991. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMS M53890 at Snailwell on March 24, 1992. Surface Stock.
Class 116 53892, set number 116 392, is seen at Tyseley on 07.03.1987 after transfer from Scotland. Andy Cole.
53893 at Doncaster Works, circa late '80s - 1990. It is sitting on accommodation bogies, missing its doors, and seems to be undergoing repairs to the drivers side of the cab. Ross Aitken.
The often-smokey atmosphere of Birmingham New Street is shown to good effect in this rather gloomy shot, with Tyseley's hybrid 4-car suburban set T409 formed class 116 DMS 53894 (nearest) with out of sight 59367 (class 116 TC), 59600 (class 127 TSL) & 51860 (class 115 DMBS) adding it's contribution on 26/Jul/1991. Many of the Tyseley suburban sets contained class 127 centre trailers which were gangwayed, refurbished and painted blue/grey for the first time in their lives when the St.Pancras - Bedford line was electrified. This saw the class 127 power cars withdrawn, with some being converted for parcels use, and the trailers sent north to the West Midlands for another 10 years' use and becoming the longest-lived class 127 vehicles other than those which were preserved. Robert Chilton.
Two Class 116 sets - date and location unknown - but with Pontypridd on the blinds they are probably in South Wales. W50895 is the closest vehicle. Stuart Mackay Collection.
M53895 +M59527 +M53842 + M51146 seen at Ely North Junction, June 13, 1987. Class 101 middle cars were often used on Tyseley sets. Surface Stock.
C312 contains W53896 / W59355 / W53843 at Lawrence Hill circa 1984, a Cardiff allocated set that was unusually working a Bristol TM - Severn Beach service. Robert Tarling.
The DMS in C312 is 53896, working a Ystrad Mynach service when seen at Cardiff on 18th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 M53897 is the rear vehicle of a 6-car set departing from Skegness on the 2nd July 1988. Kevin Law.
Tyseley's set T417 53897 - 59335 - 59603 - 51877 at Longbridge on 10/Mar/1990 heading for Lichfield City (formed 116DMS, 116TC, 127TSL, 115DMBS), about to be passed in the opposite direction by an HST. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 50898 is seen at Doncaster on 3/12/78. Malcolm Clements.
53128 (C302) and 53900 (C313) sit side by side in Barry station, 8/8/86. Steve Davies Collection.
C313 (53900 + 59040 + 53847) at Treherbert with the 10:14 to Cardiff Central on the 20th June 1987. Gazza Prescott.
C313 (W53900 + W59040 + W53847) inside a very clean and tidy Cardiff Canton depot on August 4th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
The Guard of C314 (53901 + 59365 + 53848) is in a jolly good mood at Rhymney, having arrived as the 06:06 ex-Penarth. 20/6/87. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMS W53901 at Vic Berry's on 22nd Oct 1988. Michael Kaye 55A.
Set TS612 is a Class 116 / 127 hybrid set formed of 53902 + 59593 + 53866 when seen at Porthmadoc in July 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
T413 (53902 + 59595 + 59632 + 51868) on the blocks at Redditch with the 12:23 to Lichfield Trent Valley, 26/6/90. Gazza Prescott.
M53905 leads set TS520 into Warwick station on July 10, 1987. Malcolm Clements.
E50906 at the front of two Class 116 sets in Kings Cross in the late 1960s. Steve Davies Collection.
The striped out shell of 1957 Derby built suburban Class 116 DMS M53906, seen in Vic Berrys scrapyard which was located in the old goods yard at Braunston Gate, Leicester, built by the Great Central Railway in the 1890's. The buffet car behind is S69322 out of class 420/2 Southern Region 4-Big emu, unit 7051. 4th February 1989. Andrew J Crowther.
Two suburban sets in Butterley station (Midland Railway Centre) in May 1989, probably on a railtour. Ian Francis.
Set T321 sits in Butterley station on the Midland Railway Centre as a steam service arrives. Ian Francis.
Class 116 DMS no. 53907 at the head of Tyseley's 3-car suburban set T321, formed with 59753 & 51854 out of sight in the gloom of Birmingham New Street. This was a hybrid set, the other two cars being class 115, a common practice at Tyseley. Waiting to leave for Longbridge on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
W53908 of C375 takes a last ride from Canton Depot to Vic Berry’s, Leicester. Probably taken early 1990. Mac Winfield.
C375 W53908 + W53855 and E53196 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 29-4-90. Kevin Dowd.
Class 116 DMS 53909, formerly of Cardiff division set formation C316, complete with Welsh dragon symbol on cab front, is seen in what was then platform 11 (now platform 9) of Newcastle station on 24/09/1987. The destination blind reads Ystrad Mynach, shortly after a member of railway staff had turned it to a blank position to avoid the confusion of the travelling public. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 116 DMS 53909, formerly of Cardiff division set formation C316, complete with Welsh dragon symbol on cab front, is seen in what was then platform 11 (now platform 9) of Newcastle station on 24/09/1987. Graeme Phillips Collection.
53910 at the stops at Ruddington with the Ruddington Requiem railtour on 9/6/84. Phil Deane Collection.
53910 has plenty of admirers at Ruddington when working The Ruddington Requiem railtour on 9/6/84. Chris Lings.
The Ruddington Requiem railtour at Ruddington on 9/6/84. Chris Lings.
The Ruddington Requiem railtour at Lawfield on 9/6/84. It was formed 53910 + 59130 + 53857, 53055 + 59611 + 53116, 53318 + 59114 + 53328. Chris Lings.
Class 116 set CH298 (53910 + 53827) is seen at Hooton, Merseyside on 13/08/1988. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 116 set P317 seen in Plymouth Laira depot, circa 1978. Presumed to be 50911 closest. Malcolm Clements.
50911 heads P317 when seen at Scorrier on the 16th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 DMU set C317 in Penarth station in 1987, with red Welsh dragon on the cab front. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Set C377 arrives into Chippenham station early in 1988. The Class 116 power cars are presumably 53911 and 53858, and the Class 101 centre car is probably 59539. Michael Mensing.
C377 (W53911 + W53858) arrives at Cardiff Bute Road where it will terminate with the 15:45 from Caerphilly on August 31st, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
C377 (53911 + 53858) leaves Treforest working the 12:42 Treherbert - Barry Island on the 19th April 1989. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 set 334 in unlined green livery is seen at Earlswood Lake in September 1964. 50912 is at the front. Michael Mensing.
M53913 is the closest vehicle in set TS511 seen at Warwick on July 10, 1987. Malcolm Clements.
A Derby suburban set (later Class 116) with M50914 closest is seen on the viaduct at Galton on October 22nd, 1966. Michael Mensing.
50915 paired with 55992 at Reading - circa 1969 (photographer's approximate date). Both cars carry set No 343. © 53A Models of Hull Collection.
A very nice mixture - a parcels 116, GUV and 128. Ian believes that this was L243 or 343 (which may have been 50915 with an unrecorded 128). The GUV is one of the blue square conversions, note the gap between "Rail" and "Express Parcels" where "Air" used to be! Taken at Langley in 1976. Ian McDonald.
Class 116 53915 at Snailwell on the 15th May 1988. Surface Stock.
Murky day at Taffs Well. Bound for Cardiff Central from Merthyr on 9/4/1979, this class 116 DMU (set C618, presumably 50917 + 59369 + 50864) is seen passing the huge Walnut Tree Junction signalbox opened in 1915 and closed 1988. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 DMS W53917 at Snailwell in September 1988. Surface Stock.
P319 comprised 50918 and 50868 when seen at Newquay on 04/08/81. Shayne Lewis.
T404 (53919 + 59604 + 59735 + 51853) calls at Northfield on the 12:25 Longbridge - New St., 9th July 1993. Gazza Prescott.
T354 (M53919+M59604+M51853) at Birmingham International on the 12:00 to New St. Kevin Dowd.
TS702 (53867 + 59372 + 53920) at Tyseley, Sunday 8 June 1986. Mel Holley.
Class 116 53920, set number T702, is seen at Tyseley on 12.07.1986 in all over blue livery. This had been transferred from down south and was unusually still in all over blue. Andy Cole.
TS702 - 53920 + 59372 + 53867 - seen in the sunshine under dark skies in Leamington Spa station on Wednesday 3/9/86. Mel Holley.
Set TS355 in Birmingham Moor Street on 25/4/87. Composed of 53920 + 59372 + 53867, which were recently ex-Stratford. It was the first all-over blue set noted in the Birmingham area for a while. Andy Leckenby.
Derby built Class 116 high density set, ex Tyseley set T702 comprising of 53920, 59372, 53867 is seen in all over blue livery, at Manchester Victoria. These high density sets were certainly not common to Manchester and was probably drafted in to cover the Pacer shortage at the time before withdrawal, this was one of the last Class 116 sets to carry all over blue livery and was withdrawn in this livery. 17th October 1987. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 116 M53920 (M53867 in background) at Vic Berrys, Leicester 30-10-88. Kevin Dowd.
Class 116 53921, set number T415, is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidingson 14.03.1987. Andy Cole.
T414 (53921 + 59674 + 59641 + 51880) at Four Oaks, working the 10:18 Lichfield TV - Redditch, 13/6/92. Gazza Prescott.
53921 at Worcester on the 22nd May 1994. Hamish Stevenson.
Set C320 (50922 + 59035 + 50869) at Cardiff Queen Street, 4th March 1982. Chris Lings.
Valleys branded Class 116 set C320 led by W53922 (presumably with 59035 + 53869) is seen north of Pontypridd in August 1987. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 set C320 (W53922 + W59035 + W53869) in Barry Island station after the termination of the 11:06 ex-Ystrad Mynach on August 6th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
Set C330 (51128 + 59357 + 51141) at Coryton, 4th March 1982. Chris Lings.
51128 heads C330 at Coryton Halt (Cardiff) in 1983. Nicky Reason.
Canton allocated class 116 set C330 led by DMBS 51128, formed with TC 59357 and DMS 51141 waiting at Cardiff Central before departing for Barry Island, 20/Jul/1985. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 set C330 (presumably 51128 + 59357 + 51141) arrived into Barry station with a service for Barry Island on September 23, 1985. Hamish Stevenson.
Set C330 at Cardiff Central in 1987, with 51128 closest. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 set C330 with 51128 closest at Pontypridd in April 1987. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 set C390 W51128 and W51141 leave Bath Spa on the 12:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth on a journey for the strong bladdered! 24/9/88. PJ Evans.
51128 (C391) at Radyr with the 15:15 to Coryton, 4th September 1991. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 two-car set C391 (51128 + 51141) in Gloucester station on August 8, 1992, after arriving with the 11:30 Bristol - Gloucester service. Stuart Mackay Collection.
The 1.35pm Stourport-on-Severn Junction - Birmingham Snow Hill service on October 15th, 1966 is formed of two 3-car Class 116 sets led by M51129 with DMPV 55996 on the rear. Seen at Galton Bridge, Smethwick. Michael Mensing.
M51129, M59756, M51149 and M53822 seen at Ely North Junction with the 09.55 SO Birmingham New Street to Yarmouth on 9th July 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 116 suburban DMU set no. T319 formed 51129 - 59439 - 51142, with 51129 trailing out of Birmingham New Street on a wet 14/Oct/1989. Robert Chilton.
51129 and 53168 (T056) at Rugby after arrival with 1720 ex- Stoke, 7/11/92. Gazza Prescott.
TY537 forms a Leamington Spa - Moor Street service at Hatton Bank in September 1981. Andy Hoare.
51130 / TS624 at Buxton on the 13th October 1985. This was a BR organised day excursion from Derby, formed of a Class 116 and Class 120. Chris Lings.
Class 116 DMBS M51130 seen at Snailwell in February 1992. Surface Stock.
51131-59609-51331 (T326) at Lichfield TV with the 13:30 to New St, 23rd January 1993. Gazza Prescott.
Set C331 ex-works at Swindon in June '83, with 51132 closest. Mike Cooper.
C331 seen at Aberthaw, 8th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 set C331 seen at Barry Sidings on the 8th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
Set C331 seen at Castle Upon Alun (Vale of Glamorgan) on the 8th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
C331 (with 51132 closest) at Cardiff Central, 8th May 1987, working the 17:27 to Bargoed. Shayne Lewis.
51132 (C391) at Treherbert with the 21:12 to Penarth, 9th June 1989. Gazza Prescott.
Circa 1988, and T331 (51133 closest) was on loan to CF to work on a Rugby Saturday when seen at Cardiff Central. Mac Winfield.
Ex-West Midland cars 51133/51136 (two DMBSs) posing as C391 at Queen St 6/1/90. The real C391 had temporarily been renumbered in the C90x series as a three car Go-Faster set. Mac Winfield.
51133 + 51152 (C389) at Penarth on the 13:45 to Rhymney, 23rd September 1991. Gazza Prescott.
The 11.48 Barry Island to Treherbert service calls at Cardiff Central 6/8/79. Class 116 dmu set C332, W51134 + W59444 + W51147. Note the cab end has one cut and one oval buffer. Gerard Fletcher.
Set C332 sits at Cardiff Central in 1987, with 51134 closest. Shayne Lewis.
Two two-car Class 116 sets C392 and C393 (51134 + 51147 and 51128 + 51141)are seen in Cardiff Central with a Penarth service on August 30th, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
51134 leads 51147 2-car C392 into Cardiff Central on 3/1/89. Norman Cross.
51134 (C392) at Merthyr Taa with the 15:07 to Penarth, 23rd January 1992. The center car is Class 108 59387. Gazza Prescott.
51134 brings up the rear of the Cardiff Valleys Farewell Tour and is pictured in the Garw Valley on 26/9/92. Mac Winfield.
C392 heading for Neath on the 26th September 1992, working the Cardiff Valleys Farewell Tour. Mac Winfield.
Class 116 51134, set number C392, is seen at Tyseley on 18.10.1992 having been transferred up from Cardiff. It had yet to receive a Tyseley set number and a centre car. Andy Cole.
W51135 was part of C333 at Merthyr Tydfil, forming the 18:22 to Cardiff, Wednesday 16th July 1986. PJ Evans.
Class 116s C332 and C333 (51135) stand at Cardiff Queen St. during 1987. Mac Winfield.
51135 (C393) at Bargoed Headshunt, after arriving with the 13:04 from Barry Isle. 12th May 1990. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 set C393 formed DMBS 51135 and DMS 51148 at Swansea on 23/May/1992. Robert Chilton.
51136 and 52059 (set C397) arrives at Llanbradach working the 09:50 Bargoed-Barry Island, 28/4/90. Gazza Prescott.
Derby Class 130 Parcels car W51137 (formerly high density "Suburban" Class 116 DMBS) on "Railair" service with GUVs W86174 & W86572 at Bristol Temple Meads - c.1970. Out of view (to the right) would be W51150 (ex DMS) which would complete the four car "Railair" set. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Derby Class 130 Parcels car W51137 (formerly high density "Suburban" Class 116 DMBS) on "Railair" service at Bristol Temple Meads - c.1970. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Tyseley 116 unit TS546 is bound for Birmingham Moor Street at Hall Green on 31/1/81. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 DMBS M51138 leads Tyseley set TS622 at Birmingham Moor Street on 21st January 1984 Kevin Law.
Set T320 (51138 + 59611 + 53101) at Five Ways with the 16:14 New St. - Longbridge on the 6th August 1992. Gazza Prescott.
"Eddie Knorn and I travelled to Birmingham for the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line, where great things were expected. Unfortunately on the day, many of the services were in the hands of 'Centro' liveried 150s. Here Class 116 DMBS 51138, set T405, and Class 117 DMS 51412, set T307, are seen at Birmingham New Street on the final day, Sunday 29 November 1992 - only it wasn't the final day as it turned out, with another 'Finale' taking place in 1993." Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMBS 51138 leading set T405, formed as a three-car with TSL 59611 (Cl.127) and DMS 53897, seen at Birmingham New Street on the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line. Robert Chilton.
C334 (51139 + 59033 + 51152) at Caerphilly circa 1987. Mac Winfield.
Class 116 set C334 (presumably 51139 + 59448 + 51152) in Newport station in August 1987. Michael Mensing.
51139 is the DMBS in C394 when seen at Queen Street on 6/1/90. Mac Winfield.
51139 and 51152 (C394) at Cardiff Central with the 13:55 to Chepstow, 14th Feb. 1990. Gazza Prescott.
W51140 at the front of the 2.33pm Ebbw Vale to Aberbeeg service on April 23, 1962. Michael Mensing.
As part of set C335, 51141 sits in Cardiff Central in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
51140 (C395) at Coryton with the 11:30 to Bute Road, 4th September 1991. Gazza Prescott.
51140 heads the Cardiff Valleys Farewell 116 tour at Pontycymer in the Garw Valley 26/9/92, formed of C395 & C392. Mac Winfield.
At Bute Road on the 4th March 1982 is set C330 (51141 + 59357 + 51128). Chris Lings.
Class 116 DMS 51141 is seen in the storage sidings by the traverser in Swindon Works on the 9th October 1984 in the company of a 119 (behind it) and other suburban vehicles. Dennis Taylor.
Class 116 51141, set number C330, is seen at Tyseley in the snow on 08.02.1986. It was allocated to Cardiff Canton at the time. Andy Cole.
Class 116 DMS W51141 (C330) sitting in Cardiff Central in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
C390 (W51141 + W51128) is seen in a burst of sunshine after a rain shower at Cardiff Central on September 1st, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
51142 - 59757 - 53060 (T325) at Rose Hill, it arrived as the 18:21 ex-Piccadilly (the set used to cover a Class 108 failure). 11th February 1991. Gazza Prescott.
M51143 is at the head of the 4.10pm Birmingham Moor St - Stratford-on-Avon seen leaving Whitlock's End station on the 3rd May 1969. Michael Mensing.
Refurbished Class 116 set TS515 (presumably 51143 + 59015 + 50050) is seen on the on the Abbey St spur at Nuneaton Trent Valley in 1979. Michael Mensing.
One feature of many of the old 1st generation DMUS now sadly lacking with the new stock was the forward view, or as in this case, rearward view. Here the view out of the rear of class 116 no. 51143 is seen just after passing Lifford West Junction and just before arriving at Bournville on the way from Redditch to Birmingham New Street, 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
One feature of many of the old 1st generation DMUS now sadly lacking with the new stock was the forward view, or as in this case, rearward view. Here the view out of the rear of class 116 no. 51143 is seen just after leaving Northfield on the way from Redditch to Birmingham New Street. Points of note are the unit set number board in the secondman's window, the driver's copy of the 'Mirror' from the outbound journey and, unusually, a second set of driving controls lying on the desk. 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
51143 - 59615 - 59726 - 51854 (T405) in a siding at Four Oaks after a failure. Taken from T409, 13/6/92. Gazza Prescott.
Freightliner DMU. M51144 probably has had a smashed window and a large sticker has been used as a makeshift repair until it can return to Tyseley for repair. Taken in the Birmingham area circa 1970. Stuart Mackay Collection.
51144 - 59613 - 59661 - 51869 (T414) at Stourbridge Jct, having arrived with the 12:16 ex New St., 26th June 1990. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMS 51144 on the rear of Tyseley set T420 formed with class 116 TS 59032, class 115 TCL 59721 and class 115 DMBS 51897 leaving Birmingham New Street on 15/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 set C331 seen at Aberthaw Cement Works on the 8th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
Set C331 heading away from the camera at Castle Upon Alun (Vale of Glamorgan) on the 8th July 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 DMS W51145 at Cardiff in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 set C331 arriving at Cardiff Central on 28th February 1987. Ian Buck.
C331 / 51145 at Cardiff while working the 11:57 Barry Island to Merthyr, 18/7/87. PJ Evans.
W51145 in front of a row of DMU vehicles at Canton’s Leckwith end, 31/3/89. Mac Winfield.
Class 116 set C390 in Bristol Temple Meads station on July 6, 1992. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Tyseley set TS 539 - formed of 51146 59443 51133 - sits in its home depot on 20 June 1976. Robert Frise.
T402 (51146 + 59658 + 59614 + 51851) at Curzon St with the 13:23 Redditch - Lichfield City, 6th August 1992. Gazza Prescott.
51146 - 59658 - 59614 - 51851 (T402) at Northfield on the 17:23 Redditch - New Street, 2nd January 1993. Gazza Prescott.
51147 + 59444 + 51134 in Bristol Temple Meads station on the 6th October 1958. It's working an Avonmouth service, this is the first day of diesel services on the line. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 116 C332 formed of 51147, TS and 51132 seen at Cardiff working the 11:27 Barry Island – Rhymney, 18/7/87. PJ Evans.
The 15:45 Caerphilly - Cardiff Bute Road service is seen at Cardiff Queen Street station on September 2nd, 1988, formed of C392 (W51147 + W51134). Hamish Stevenson.
Saturday morning on June 8 1991 at Handborough station on the Cotswold Line delivers C392 (51147 + 51134) working the 07:52 Hereford-Oxford. The provision of a Welsh 116 was a somewhat interim offering, at the time of this picture, it was anticipated that as Class 158s were delivered, they would release 150/156s onto the route, pending delivery of the Networker Turbos. In January 1965 Handborough was the destination of Winston Churchill’s funeral train. Mel Holley.
Class 116 set C392 (W51147 + W51134) at Cardiff on 21.08.91. Surface Stock.
C333 (presumably 51148 + 59445 + 51135) fresh out of the works class 116 leaves the large station at Pontypridd on a Merthyr to Barry Island service on 20/5/1980. Stephen Burdett.
2-car Class 116 set C393 seen at Brent Knoll (Somerset) on the 15th June 1991. Ian Francis.
51149 + 59756 + 51129 (T319) arrive at Smethwick West with the 12:41 New St - Stourbridge on 8th June 1991. Gazza Prescott.
Tyseley's 3-car suburban set T319 formed class 116 DMS 51149 (nearest), 59756 (class 115 TCL) & 51129 (class 116 DMBS) just protruding from the undercover part of Birmingham New Street. 47851 is stabled in the adjacent line awaiting it's next turn of duty on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
51151 + 59597 + 59625 + 51869 (T411) at Cradley Heath working the 18:16 Kidderminster - New St., 18th April 1992. Gazza Prescott.
C334 (51152 + 59033 + 51139) emerging from Cefn Onn Tunnel on the former Rhymney Rly north of Cardiff, circa 1987. Mac Winfield.
W51152 at the head of C334 at Cardiff Central, 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
Canton allocated 2-car class 116 set no. C394 formed DMS 51152 (leading) and DMBS 51139, at Bristol Temple Meads with 155307 behind, 18/May/1990. Robert Chilton.
W51153 at Barry Pier station, circa 1966. John Woodward.
C335 (presumably 51153 + 59032 + 51140) arrives into Aber station on 22/5/1980 where it will terminate. At the time it was a terminating station for certain peak hour services from Cardiff due to a lack of turnaround facilities at the obvious destination, the previous station at Caerphilly. Stephen Burdett.
C335 sitting at Cardiff Central in 1987, W51153 closest. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 set C335 is seen at Cardiff Central on 28th February 1987. Ian Buck.
C335 (W51153 + W59032 + W51140) at Hereford circa 1988. Mac Winfield.
Class 116 51153, set number T407 is seen at Tyseley on 18.10.1992. It had been transferred from Cardiff and is seen as part of a scratch set with an NSE liveried Class 119 centre car. When transferred up from Cardiff they came as 2 cars and Tyseley added any available centre car. Andy Cole.
The first Derby suburban set on trial / driver training on the 4th May 1957. 50050 leads 59000 and presumably 50092 at Tyseley, taken at 3.47pm. Michael Mensing.
A class 116 has just arrived at Stratford-Upon-Avon from Birmingham Moor Street in April 1969. Note that the DMBS has yellow cab doors. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 centre car M59019 seen in Leicester station in April 1983. Ian Francis.
Class 116 centre car SC59027 lies condemned at Smithy Lye sidings in Glasgow on December 23rd, 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
W59030 on the 8th May 1987 at Cardiff Central, part of set C300. Shayne Lewis.
W59032 as part of set C335, seen at Cardiff Central in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 59032 centre trailer is seen stabled at Tyseley on 28.11.1987. This trailer managed to outlive the rest of the batch by a good 4 years. Andy Cole.
W59034, a Class 116 TS, is seen in Platform 6 of Cardiff Central on the 16th May 1987. It was part of set C317 working the 12:04 to Treherbert. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 trailer second W59034 at Snailwell in September 1988. Surface Stock.
C306 (53091/59041/53133) leaving Cardiff with the 17:56 to Treherbert, 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
W59355 is the centre car in set C312 seen leaving Cardiff Central on the 8th May 1987 on the 17:45 to Chepstow. On its left is 53896 and the DMBS on the right is 53843. Shayne Lewis.
The centre car from C312 is W59355, also seen is 53896 at Cardiff on 18/5/87. Shayne Lewis.
Class 116 TC 59356 is seen boarded up at Landore Depot, with yellow asbestos warning stickers applied. Taken on Sunday 14th December 1986 and on the left is C577 and on the right 51523. PJ Evans.
W59357 at Cardiff Central in 1987. It is part of set C330 with 51141 on the left and 51128 on the right. Shayne Lewis.
Various suburban vehicles can be seen at Vic Berry's on August 19, 1990, including W59359. Surface Stock.
Class 116 centre car M59440 at Tyseley TMD on the 14th February 1987. Amongst the other DMU vehicles are two Class 108 driver trailers, the closest being 54223. S Gaskell.
M59441 is missing a buffer when seen at Tyseley Depot on Sunday 6th July 1986. PJ Evans.
Class 116 centre car W59442 at Snailwell in February 1992. Surface Stock.
Class 116 W59444 in Cardiff Central in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
W59446 is part of C331 when seen at Cardiff Central on the 17:27 to Bargoed, 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.