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Vehicle 51361

Class 117

BR Diagram 534

Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30546
Diagram: 534


18/12/81 - Passengers on the 23:13 Henley - Twyford had a lucky escape when L423 failed to stop when arriving at Twyford, 51361 demolished the bufferstops at the end of the bay platform and landed partly in the station approach on top of a parked car. OOC breakdown equipment attended and rerailed the unit the next day.

51361 was involved in the following incident(s):

5/11/74 - Cropredy

Derailment involving Class 117

Info from Peter Mullen

The 6:54 Leamington Spa to Oxford derailed at Cropredy, after a length of rail had fractured under a preceding freight train. More Details.



Date: unknown

Set number: L423

51361 heads L423 through Iver. Date unknown. Robert Frise Collection.


Date: 1989

Set number: L423

Class 117 set L423 at Southall early in 1989. Stuart Mackay Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 29th April 1985

Set number: L423

Class 117 Set L423 (presumably 51399 + 59513 + 51361) on a Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New St service arrives at Stourbridge Junction beside a Class 116 on Monday 29th April 1985. Colin Brooks.


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