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Vehicle 52059 / 977815

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:

52059 - original number
977815 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977815

Sandite / Route Learner From 10/92 to 11/94. Carried set number LO909

52059 was involved in the following incident(s):

Bradford Collision

03/06/64 - Bradford (Exchange) Station, NER

Collision involving Class 108 / Steam

Info from Bill Read, Malcolm Paul and Peter Mullen

The DMU descended the steep gradient into the station and collided with the stationary parcels train at about 50 mph. The leading car was destroyed. Damage to the steam locomotive and M52059 was minimal. More Details.

Haymarket Derailment

Date unknown - Haymarket Depot, ScR

Derailment involving Class 108

Info from John Reddyhoff

Class 108 set 380 apparently hit the buffers at the south end of the depot and continued for another 60ft. Image John Reddyhoff. More Details.



Date: circa 1988

Class 108 DMS on Haymarket depot in 1988. S Saunders.


Date: 1996

Set number: LO614

Class 108 DMS 977815 still carries set number LO614 from passenger days as 52059 when seen at CF Booths, Rotherham in early 1996. Robert Frise Collection.


Date: 11th May 1996

The rear end of 977815 has been ripped off when seen at Booths yard in Rotherham on 11/5/96. Normally the ends on a Class 108 were formed of steel, and the joint to the alloy bodyside was a source of corrosion. S Gaskell.


Date: 11th May 1996

Note the extremely small number on 977815 when seen at CF Booths on 11 May 1996. With various parts marked for saving for further use, the missing rear end lets us see into the toilet compartment and the later type sink pedestal fitted during refurbishment. S Gaskell.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 16th July 1983

Class 104 trailer E59225 in all blue livery is sandwiched between class 108 power twins M52053 nearest and M52059 at Manchester Victoria on 16th July 1983 having arrived on a service from Blackpool North Kevin Law.


Date: unknown

Set number: 380

Class 108 set 380 seems to have collided with the buffers, pushing them about 60ft. No date, but it's at the south end of Haymarket depot. The power cars should be 52053 and 52059. John Reddyhoff.


Date: 28th April 1990

Set number: C397

51136 and 52059 (set C397) arrives at Llanbradach working the 09:50 Bargoed-Barry Island, 28/4/90. Gazza Prescott.


Date: 13th August 1990

Set number: 879

Set 879 after arrival in Exmouth station on August 13, 1990. Closest is Class 101 DMBS 51435, partnered with a Class 108 vehicle (presumably 52059). John Carter.


Date: 1996

Set number: LO907

The rear end of vehicle 977811 of set LO907, formerly 53956/50956. The gangway connection was ripped off when the next vehicle was moved while only connected by the gangway connection securing clamps! To the immediate left is 977815, formerly DMCL 52059. Robert Chilton.


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