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Vehicle 79610

Derby Lightweight

BR Diagram 509

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Yellow Diamond
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30124
Diagram: 509


LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 79018 during this period are:

22/01/55 New to 12A (Carlisle Upperby)
4w/e 16/07/55 Transferred to 12D (Workington)
3w/e 28/02/65 Transferred to 12B (Carlisle Upperby)
4w/e 08/06/68 Withdrawn from 12B (Carlisle Upperby)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

79018 79610 As delivered to 12A - 22nd January 1955



Date: 1971

All of the original West Cumberland trailer cars (M79600-12) were scrapped by Arnott Young at various locations other than two which moved to Derby. There one became part of the Ultrasonic test train, the other, M79610 (which was the original partner of the ultrasonic test train power car M79018) was scrapped at Cohens in Kettering in early 1971, where it is pictured. Tony Wilkins.


Date: 1971

M79610 at Cohens in Kettering in early 1971. During it's time at Derby it's had a hole cut in the side (why?) and glass removed, but otherwise looks complete. Grey paint has been applied (covering graffiti or an experiment?) but it's clear its last livery in traffic was plain blue with yellow cab doors and 3" numbers. Tony Wilkins.


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