A Met-Camm unit makes a smoky departure from Newcastle in the summer of 1968. David Faircloth.
A 4-car set heads away from the camera north out of Newcastle in 1972. Three vehicle are of Class 108, the car second from front is a Class 101 TBS, indicated by its aluminium window frames and different roof vents. Up until the mid-1970s, South Gosforth (GF) depot, Newcastle had a sizable allocation of Class 108 DMUs among others, as well as the more ubiquitous Class 101s. The Class 108s were transferred away around the mid-1970s, replaced by Class 105s cascaded from the suburban services out of London King's Cross, once those routes had been electrified. Graeme Phillips Collection.
51511 at Newcastle Peter Heppenstall.
Newcastle Central station on 24th April 1974 and a dmu bound for Carlisle ticks over in the bay platform. The date on the disused water crane on the left can just be made out; 1946 & evidence of post-war investment by the LNER. I think the Newcastle sign still had a Northeastern Region orange background. Pete LG99.
An early Class 101 car is seen in platform 5 at the east end of Newcastle, 06/10/1976 Graeme Phillips Collection.
DMS(L) E50645 is seen at Newcastle, in what was then platform 2, waiting to depart with a North Tyneside circular service to the coast and back. These services were withdrawn a few years later, to be replaced by the Tyneside Metro system. Platforms 1-3 were taken out of use and turned into a car park, so the first platform was 4, where a recently arrived Class 101 DMU is seen unloading in this view. Although Class 101 units tended to be the mainstay of north-east local services for over 30 years, Class 108s also worked in the area, mainly seen on North Tyneside services, up until the mid-1970s, being transferred away before refurbishment. They were replaced by an influx of Class 105s which had been displaced by EMUs from Great Northern services out of London King's Cross, following electrification of those suburban routes. Graeme Phillips Collection.
DMS(L) E50632 is most prominent, with its first class yellow stripe having been crudely painted over in rail blue. Newcastle, 06/10/1976 Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 101 DMUs at Newcastle on 06/10/1976. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 101 DMUs at Newcastle on 06/10/1976, with E59069 nearest the camera. Graeme Phillips Collection.
On 13/10/1976, a 3-car class 101 is seen approaching South Gosforth station with 1135 Newcastle-Newcastle circular around the North Tyneside loop. This is travelling in an anti-clockwise direction, and is about to enter the final southbound section heading into Newcastle. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Three 2-car sets 'behind the wall' at Newcastle Central. Undated. Ian Francis.
Looking north through Manors station, Newcastle, a newly repainted 2-car unit calls, 19/04/1977 Graeme Phillips Collection.
A two car Class 101 unit comes off the High Level Bridge into Newcastle station, June 1977. This rather faded slide may be of more interest for the buildings visible, many of which have since been demolished. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A four-car hybrid formation (101 / 108 / 101 / 108) is seen at Newcastle heading towards Manors on a service to either North Tyneside or Morpeth / beyond, June 1977. Graeme Phillips Collection.
23/07/1977: Class 108 E50601 E56192 are seen heading out of Newcastle. Does anyone know the history of this unit operating in the north-east? Was it a demonstrator for the refurbishment programme? There are plenty of photos showing unrefurbished Class 108s in the area in blue livery up to around 1977, but this is the only example I've seen in Refurbished livery, as if they were transferred away at refurbishment. Unrefurbished Class 104s and 105s seemed to appear at around the same time as replacements - was the north-east treat like the poor relation and sent tatty units while Yorkshire got the refurbished ones? Graeme Phillips Collection.
Newcastle Station - East end Concourse, on 21/01/1978. This was the Saturday prior to withdrawal of BR services between Manors and West Monkseaton via Benton. There appears to be some kind of electronic information boards, although not for platform 2. The paper notice stands are presumably about arrangements for replacement bus services. A Class 104, typical traction at the time, is behind the red ticket inspector's kiosk. Graeme Phillips Collection.
This view of Newcastle Central in August 1978 contains many DMUs including Met-Camms, Cravens and Derby Lightweights. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A line-up of Class 101s in Newcastle station in 1979. There is a Class 104 behind the set on the right, and the set on the left is in refurbished livery. Rex Holt.
M54345 is at the head of this 101 formation at Newcastle Junction, just north-east of Stoke-on-Trent. Unknown date. Ian Francis.
A Cravens/Met-Camm hybrid and a four-car Class 104 to the north of Newcastle station in June 1979. The platform ends of Manors station are just in view around the curve. Graeme Phillips Collection.