Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30601
With the blind already set for the return journey, Buxton "White Roofed" allocated Derby built 1960 class 108 dmu BX490 (M51927 + M59390 + M52049) rolls into Manchester Piccadilly, with a service from Buxton on 31st August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Buxton "White Roofed" allocated Derby built 1960 class 108 dmu BX490 (M51927 + M59390 + M52049) is seen climbing up through Bridgemont with a Manchester Piccadilly-Buxton service, the Furness Vale distance signal can be seen behind the train. 29th November 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
45141 hauls a rake of DMU's (including 51927 & 51941) from Tyseley past Saltley, 12.05.1987. Andy Cole.
Class 108 51927 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 20.06.1987. It had been transferred in from Buxton, the tell tale sign being the white cab roof. Andy Cole.
Derby built 1960 Class 108 DMBS M51927, is high on the jacks inside its home depot on the occasion of the Tyseley open day on 4th October 1987. Once a Buxton allocated unit with its trade mark white roof and on the 108's black window surround, now Tyseley's unit T212 with its West Midlands logo but interesting the Buxton BX490 set plate is still displayed in the window. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 108/101 hybrid set CH353 with two DMBS vehicles (presumably 51927 + 59388 + 53291) is seen at Abergele, Wales, on 17/07/1990. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 108 set no. BX490 formed DMCL 52049 (nearest), TSL 59390 and DMBS 51927 running a Peak Rail Rambler Sunday service (1L94) at New Mills Central on a rainy 14/Sep/1986. Robert Chilton.
Three-car Class 108 set BX490 (M52049 closest, presumably with 59390 + 51927) arriving at Buxton with a working from Manchester on June 4th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
Three-car Class 108 set BX490 (M52049 closest, presumably with 59390 + 51927) departs from Buxton with a Manchester service on June 4th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
A busy scene at Manchester Piccadilly's platforms 1-4 on the 6th May 1989, including five Derby Class 108 units (51927 is rightmost), one of them a Buxton white roofed 3 car example, and on the left 104 unit N669 is being prepared for a special run to Buxton, on the right is an ex-AM3 Glasgow Blue Train in the shape of the Manchester PTE liveried Class 303. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 108 set T065 (presumably 51927 + 52065) at Llandudno Jct on June 4th, 1991. Hamish Stevenson.