Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Albion 230hp
Lot Number: 30598
At Aylesbury on 27/8/79 working The Quaintonian shuttle to Quainton Road are 51886 - 59649 - 59753 - 51678. Robert Frise.
A countryside walk from Beaconsfield to Amersham took me over the Aylesbury to London line via a footbridge at Little Missenden on the 31st July 1985. There I photographed Class 115 51886 (leading) + 59728 + 59762 + 51887 on a service for Marylebone. It is pictured approaching from the west. S Gaskell.
51886 - 59649 - 59753 - 51678 at Quainton Road while working The Quaintonian shuttle, 27/8/79. Robert Frise.
Seen at Marylebone on the 14th July 1984 are 51886 (right) and 51674 (left). Chris Lings.
Heading away beneath Keepers Lane bridge over the Aylesbury to London line at Little Missenden is Class 115 set 51887 (rear, closest) + 59762 + 59728 + 51886 on a service for Marylebone. Taken during a countryside walk from Beaconsfield to Amersham on the 31st July 1985. S Gaskell.
Until the Class 165 dmus came along in 1990 services out of Marylebone to Aylesbury and Banbury were dominated by the Class 115 dmus allocated to Marylebone. This photo shows a unit (made up of 51663 + 59660 + 59752 + 51886) leaving Banbury, and passing the now-demolished Banbury South signalbox, on the 09.42 to Marylebone on 17 September 1988. Lewis Bevan.
When the 115s were withdrawn from Chiltern a few were used on Thames 117 turns for a short time, such as this image of 51659 with 59761 and 51886 on the 12:47 Paddington - Twyford, seen at Hayes on 7/8/92. Gazza Prescott.