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Vehicle 51566

Class 108

BR Diagram 609

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30461
Diagram: 609



Date: April 1986

Set number: 383

3-car Class 108 set 383 led by M51566 awaits departure from Waverley in April 1986. Alan Rintoul.


Date: 29th March 1987

Set number: T902

Class 108 DMS 51566, set number T902, is seen at Tyseley on 29.03.1987. This had recently been transferred in from Buxton, and was later preserved at the Dean Forest Railway. Andy Cole.


Date: 26th January 1990

Set number: CH634

Having called at Shifnal station, CH634 (53933 + 51566) on a Birmingham New Street-Shrewsbury working, burbles away across the town’s viaduct on Friday 26/1/90. Mel Holley.


Date: 17th July 1992

Set number: T072

51566 with 53933 as Tyseley's set T072 stands at a busy Derby station on 17/Jul/1992. The set number is somewhat cobbled together with numerals of differing colours and 51566 still retains it's Welsh Dragon and headlight from it's time on the Central Wales Line. This set is one of several class 108s which entered preservation as a complete set, initially in this case at Peak Rail. Robert Chilton.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 13th December 1987

Set number: 383

Class 108 set 383 (M53933 + 59387 + M51566) captured in Haymarket depot on December 13, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.


Date: 1st July 1989

Set number: 383

In pre-electrification days, 108383 (presumably 53933 + 51566) departs from Edinburgh Waverley with the 10.15 train to Bathgate on 01-07-1989. Gordon Thomson.


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