Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30465
50955 - original number
53955 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A 2-Car Class 108 DMU, with M50955 leading passes Cocker Bar, Ulnes Walton with a Preston to Ormskirk Service on New Years Eve, 1982. The Distant Signal is for Preston bound trains approaching Midge Hall. The former main line was singled west of Midge Hall in 1970, all trains now use what was the former Down Line. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 108 53955 is seen on the fuel pumps at Tyseley on 15.05.1988 awaiting refueling. Andy Cole.
E50140 (+ E59087 + E59094 + E51514) sits beside M56251 (unseen are M50968 + M50955 + M56234) at Lancaster. The 101 is on the Lancaster - Morecambe shuttle, the 108 to Millom (Cumbrian coast), 30/7/78. Robert Frise.
On the 17th June 1980 56234 and 50955 are seen being dragged through Carnforth station by 25 209. Jerry Glover.
54262 and 53955 awaiting departure at Newcastle with the 17:24 Newcastle - Hexham, 3rd August 1989. The Heaton (HT) depot sticker, depicting the Tyne bridge, is clearly visible below the car number, which by this time has no regional prefix. This rush hour service was cancelled more often than not, probably due to lack of train unit, resulting in the 1715 Newcastle-Girvan (a ScotRail Class 156) being delayed to depart at 1724 and having to call at stations to Hexham. Graeme Phillips.
54262 + 53955 at Workington with the 09:43 Carlisle - Barrow service on August 27, 1990. Hamish Stevenson.