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Vehicle 51943

Class 108

BR Diagram 634

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30601
Diagram: 634

51943 was involved in the following incident(s):

27/12/73 - Lower Darwen, LMR

Derailment involving Class 108

Info from Peter Mullen

A DMU was wrongly diverted through catch points. More Details.

12/3/79 - Sheffield

Collision involving Class 108 / Class 123

8:17 Chesterfield to Sheffield formed E52102/E59826/E52093 ran away at Heeley, entered Sheffield station at speed and collided with empty DMU M52043/M51923. The brakes on the 8:17 failed due to inadequate maintenance of brake cylinders at Hull Dairycoates.



Date: 4th August 1985

51943 leads this formation arriving into a bustling New Mills Central station on the 4th August 1985. Chris Lings.


Date: 15th February 1988

Set number: BX377

Class 108 set BX377 with 51943 at the front is seen passing Washwood Heath on it's way to New Street on 15.2.1988. Andy Cole.


Date: 25th April 1993

Class 108 DMBS 51943 is seen condemned at Washwood Heath on 25.04.1993. A rake of withdrawn DMU's were stored here for a short time to create space at Tyseley. Andy Cole.


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