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Vehicle 52047 / 977841

Class 108

BR Diagram 638

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: 30660
Diagram: 638

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

52047 - original number
977841 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977841

Sandite From 10/92 to 9/93. Carried set number 925

52047 was involved in the following incident(s):

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.



Date: 11th October 1986

Class 108 52047 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 11.10.1986. It had just been released from works and had been repainted in BR blue and grey livery. Note Irlam on the destination. Andy Cole.


Date: unknown

Set number: 954

52047 is seen at Gunnislake on an unknown date. John Stewart.


Date: 28th April 1989

Set number: 954

Class 108 P954 in Exeter Central forming the 14.37 to Barnstaple on 28-04-1989. The closest vehicle is presumed to be 52047. Gordon Thomson.


Date: 13th August 1990

Set number: 954

Class 108 set 954 arrives into Exeter St Davids on the 13th August, 1990, formed of 51932 and 52047. John Carter.


Date: 15th September 1991

Set number: 954

Set 954, W52047+51932 waits at Plymouth before working the 10:20 shuttle to Laira TMD open day, 15-9-91. Kevin Dowd.


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