Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30601
14/2/79 - Chinley North Junction, LMR
Collision involving Class 108 / Class 40
Info from Bill Read
Class 108 in collision with locomotive 40 055 at the head of a stationary freight train. M51930-M52047. Driver seriously injured, 5 passengers and guard required hospital treatment. M51930 was derailed and suffered extensive damage to the cab and leading end of the car. There was little damage to the trailing car or to the locomotive. The DMU had been irregularly hand-signalled past a red signal.
Landore-based Class 108 dmu S943 (51561 + 51930) leads another Class 108 past Canton on 18 April 1992. The 2 Class 37s visible are 37800 and 37212. Lewis Bevan.