Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30548
Local railway management discuss an issue at Worcester Shrub Hill as a local service arrives from Hereford, formed of a Pressed Steel class 117 three-car set 'B450', 23rd March 1984. Gordon Edgar.
Hybrid Class 117/101 set C450 (51394 + 59539 + probably 51352) is seen in Penarth station on August 10th, 1987. The centre car, which the photographer noted as carrying a data sticker claiming it was 19 metres long, would later become the green centre car in 'Daisy'. Michael Mensing.
A 6-car Pressed Steel Suburban Tyseley allocated class 117 formation, set T315 (M51394) closest, presumably on a cross country working from Birmingham is seen on arrival at Norwich, 13th August 1988. M51394 was one of the last of her class in service making it into Regional Railway colours and is now preserved. Andrew J Crowther.
Leaving Cradley Heath Class 117 set T315 (presumably 51394 + 59745 + 51352) tackles Old Hill Bank on its way to Birmingham New Street with a service from Kidderminster. March 1990. A standing start from Cradley often posed a task for an ailing dmu as the bank started at 1 in 49 and for the next mile was in the main 1 in 51!, Stephen Burdett.
Pressed Steel set 117314 arrives into Edinburgh Waverley with a service from Kirkcaldy on April 4, 1994. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 117 DMS 51394, set number 117 314, is seen at Springburn Works receiving attention to it's bogies on 03.09.1994. Andy Cole.
Erroneously displaying Avonmouth as its destination class 117 set B450 consisting of W51352 + W59539 + W51394 at Dawlish on the 15th August 1984. The centre car is a class 101 trailer. Kevin Law.
51373, 59486, 51415, 51352, 59677, 51394 at Ely North Junction with the 10.20 Yarmouth to Birmingham Nerw Street on 28th May 1988. Surface Stock.
Taken at Doncaster Works during the open day on 12/7/92, 117314 (51352 + 59489 + 51394) has been overhauled and awaits release from the Works. Kevin Dowd.
117314 - formed 51352 + 59489 + 51394 - is working the 17:27 Edinburgh - Perth when seen at Markinch on the 10th September 1993. Hamish Stevenson.
Haymarket depot DMU sidings circa 1994 contains 117306 (presumably 51411 + 59521 + 51369) and 117314 (presumably 51352 + 59489 + 51394), amongst others. S Saunders.