Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30601
12th September 1990 - Part of 5Z32 Longsight depot - Doncaster Works (collision-damaged cars running under own power)
22/8/90 - Hyde North Junction, LMR
Collision involving Class 108 / Class 108
Info from Bill Read
Low speed collision of two Class 108 units. M51913-M54497 and M51418-M59668 (Met Cam 101 centre car)-M53977. 28 passengers required hospital treatment. The driver of the twin unit had passed a red signal. M51418 collapsed upon contact with M51913 and suffered extensive cab, underfloor and bogie damage. All the 108 cars suffered some damage and were criticized as being in poor structural condition. The 101 was undamaged.
Note: 59668 is not a 101, maybe this was 59688?
With a sprinkling of snow on the ground, M51913 sits in CF Booths at Rotherham with much of its interior ripped out and thrown outside. Circa 1991. Robert Frise Collection.