Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30461
BX489 (M51569 + M59207 + M53932) part of the Buxton allocation is a 1960 built Derby Lightweight dmu, with its class 104 TSL center car, passes through Buxworth cutting with the Summer Sundays only Buxton - New Mills Central-Buxton Peak Rail Ramber service, in this view heading back to Buxton. 21st July 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
With "Excursion" on the blinds, set BX489 (51569, 59207 & 53932) is seen at Dewsbury on 29/3/86. Malcolm Clements.
M51569 (BX489) part of the Buxton allocation is a 1960 built Derby Lightweight Class 108 DMCL, calls at Cheedale Halt with the Summer Sundays only Edale - Buxton ramber service on 6th September 1987, in this view heading towards Buxton rather inappropriately displaying Piccadilly on the destination blind. Cheedale Halt was on the Buxton - Great Rocks freight only line and was opened on the 5th July 1987, it was used by Peak Rail's Rambler's service from Edale-Buxton service, about 3 return trips a day, and closed after the last train had left on the 13th September 1987, so a week after I took this, the freight line is still open. Andrew J Crowther.
Set CH323 (presumably CH373 51569 + 59207 + 53932) approaches Llandudno Junction on the morning of Wednesday 30th August 1989. Colin Brooks.
M51569 outside the firing tunnel at Snailwell on November 18 1990, where it entered the next day. Surface Stock.
Class 108 hybrid set BX489 is seen in Manchester Piccadilly station circa 1985. It is presumably formed 53932 + 59207 (Class 104) + 51569. John Law.
Class 108 set CH373 (M53932 + M59207 + M51569) is on 2H07, the 14:07 to Manchester Piccadilly, while N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) waits to return to Piccadilly at 14:34 on 2T42, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.