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Vehicle 79901


Derby Lightweight

BR Diagram 515

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Yellow Diamond
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30387
Diagram: 515

Allocations

11/08/56 New to 1E (Bletchley)
4w/e 02/01/65 Transferred to 1C (Watford)
3w/e 31/01/65 Transferred to 1E (Bletchley)
31/12/66 Withdrawn from 1E (Bletchley)

Notes

18/08/1956 - M79901 was noted working the Banbury line services.

Images:

DMU

Date: 1960

Derby Lightweight "Double-Ender" 79901, thought to be at Buckingham. The photographer notes "it must be returning to Verney Junction and if it is only shuttling over that short length of the Banbury branch the rest must have already had its passenger service withdrawn." Taken in 1960. Adrian Vaughan.

DMU

Date: 1960

Derby Lightweight "Double-Ender" 79901, thought to be at Buckingham. The photographer notes "it must be returning to Verney Junction and if it is only shuttling over that short length of the Banbury branch the rest must have already had its passenger service withdrawn." Taken in 1960. Adrian Vaughan.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 27th July 1966

A Bletchley to Cambridge service descending from the ECML flyover at Sandy on 27th July 1966. Leading is a trailer car from a lightweight set attached to M79901, one of the single units from the same stable which were used on the Buckingham branch until its closure in September 1964. Copyright Chris Burton. Gerard Fletcher.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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