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Vehicle 51551 / 78720

Class 111

BR Diagram 617

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Rolls Royce 180hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30509
Diagram: 617

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51551 - original number
78720 - from circa Nov-83 (single engine conversion)



Date: circa 1969

A Class 111 and a Class 31/0 @ Stratford, London, in the late 1960s. More commonly associated with operations in Yorkshire, Rolls-Royce engined set 51541 + 59569 + 51551 was allocated to 30A from June 1969 till late 1970, and seen on the left in a mixture of green and blue liveries, whilst railwaymen look on at a Class 31/0 leading a short freight train - note the red circle coupling code confirming it as a Class 31/0. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 16th July 1981

A Rolls-Royce powered Class 111 Met-Cam set at Ilkley on 16/7/81. 51551 is closest to the camera. Chris Lings.


Date: 30th August 1986

Travelling towards Buxton on the freight only on the very sharp curve at Blackwell Mills on 30th August 1986, we're travelling on the RCTS railtour "Mancunian Railtour" which was made up of 2 Metro-Cammell 2 car dmu's, the front unit being E53171 and E51222, the rear set 78720 + 78970. Andrew J Crowther.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 30th August 1986

Approaching New Mills South Junction, we're travelling on the RCTS "Mancunian Railtour" on 30th August 1986 which was made up of 2 Metro-Cammell 2 car dmu's, (E53171 & E51222) and (E78720 & E78970), a few miles up at Chinley we will crossover and head back down through here. Andrew J Crowther.


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