Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30467
51217 is the DMBS on this Class 101 set seen passing Saltley on it's way to Norwich on 07.07.1984. Andy Cole.
51217 sits at the front of set 75 in the very dilapidated station at Felixstowe on August 10, 1985. David Christie.
Metro-Cammell class 101 unit 51217-51515 forming an afternoon Middlesbrough - Whitby 'Esk Valley' service departs from Battersby Junction on 23rd August 1988. Unit 53240-51467 stands in the station forming a Whitby - Middlesbrough service. Gordon Edgar.
31 458 is hauling 51217 + 54370 at Stockton on a Newcastle - Middlesborough train on the 29th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
Class 47/4 47433 hauls dead DMU cars 51217 and 54370 at Carlisle with a local service to Newcastle on 31/08/89. This formation had been hauled around for at least a couple of days, so had not just failed. Acceleration with a Class 47 would have been brisk. Locomotive haulage of local services in the north-east were not uncommon through the 1980s, due to shortages of available DMUs, including failures of the then new Class 143 Pacers later in the decade. An influx of former Western Region Class 142s plus replacement of the troublesome SCG mechanical gearboxes with Voith hydraulic transmissions, from 1988, saw the eventual withdrawal of the last remaining Class 101s from the area in September 1989, although locomotive haulage of rakes of three coaches continued until 1990. Graeme Phillips Collection.
This Class 101 DMU E51217 had arrived at Snailwell from Heaton but was at one time allocated to Norwich depot. The set number 75 still noticed on the front window. September 1990. Surface Stock.
Metro-Cammell class 101 units 51217-51515 (on the right) forming a Whitby service and 53240-51467 (left) forming a Middlesbrough service at Battersby Junction on 23rd August 1988. Gordon Edgar.
Simultaneous early evening arrivals at Battersby Junction and a rather well-dressed and certainly busy signal lady, 23rd August 1988. On the left 51515-51217 arriving from Middlesbrough, and on the right 51467-53240 arriving from Whitby. Gordon Edgar.
54370 + 51217 are being hauled by 31 458 when seen passing Oxbridge Sidings and the premises of TJ Thompsons just south of Stockton station on a Middlesborough - Newcastle service, 29th August 1989. Jerry Glover.