Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30601
29/03/91 - 51941 + 52064 arrived at the Severn Valley Railway. They were a replacement for 53454 + 53528 which were originally destined for the line but were found to contain asbestos between the underframe and floor. The 108 set, T068, was made available instead after a proposed sale to Balfour Beatty for a Channel Tunnel inspection unit was cancelled.
Viewed through the blackened stone arch of the B5247 Bretherton Road bridge, a two-car Class 108 DMU with DMBS M51941 trailing, accelerates away from Croston with an Ormskirk to Preston service on September 5th 1979. The surviving single line along this route was once the Down (Northbound) track when the route was a double track mainline. Clearly visible here, the formation is slewed across to follow the former Up line in order to serve the remaining platform at Croston station. Its difficult to image now that non-stop Glasgow to Liverpool Exchange services once hurtled through Croston at 60-70 mph. Martyn Hilbert.
A late Summer scene on the Preston to Ormskirk line, as a two-car Class 108 with DMBS M51941 leading, accelerates away from the token exchange at Midge Hall whilst working a Preston to Ormskirk service on September 5th 1979. The former crossing keepers cottage is on the right of the unit, the building being set back as the route was once double track in the days before the line was severed at Ormskirk and services ran to and from Liverpool Exchange. The landscape here is dominated by Globe Mill an animal feed plant located adjacent to the signalbox and level crossing at Midge Hall. Martyn Hilbert.
Having handed over the single-line token the signalman returns to the box at Midge Hall, as Class 108 M51941 accelerates onwards with the 13.09 Preston to Ormskirk service on July 25th 1985. To the right is the severed former up line, taken out of use between Midge Hall and Farington Curve Junction in 1983. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 108 51941 faces Class 110 51823 at Leeds on 10/10/85. Malcolm Clements.
Class 108 set CH376 (presumably 51941 + 59183 + 52064) at Plumley in 1989. John Law.
Class 108 set CH626 (51941 + 52064) is seen in Wrexham Central on November 4, 1989. Stuart Mackay Collection.
45141 hauls a rake of DMU's (including 51927 & 51941) from Tyseley past Saltley, 12.05.1987. Andy Cole.
A 3-car Buxton allocated Derby built Class 108 DMU comprising of M52064, M59380 and M51941 pulls into Chapel-en-le-Frith with a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton working on the 14th May 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
CH376 (M52064 + M59183 + M51941) approach New Mills Newtown on the 08:22 Buxton to Piccadilly, 13-5-89. The two power cars were preserved on the Severn Valley Railway, and the center car is one of the few Class 104 cars to be painted blue/grey. Kevin Dowd.
CH376 (M52064 + M59183 + M51941) with CH372 (M52056 + M59148 + M53930) at Buxton on 14-5-89, the day before Sprinterisation of The Spa Line. 37 411 is on the TMD. Kevin Dowd.