Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30660
52059 - original number
977815 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 10/92 to 11/94. Carried set number LO909
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.
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.
Class 108 DMS on Haymarket depot in 1988. S Saunders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
51136 and 52059 (set C397) arrives at Llanbradach working the 09:50 Bargoed-Barry Island, 28/4/90. Gazza Prescott.
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.
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.