A Class 108 at Manchester Piccadilly on 22/02/1984 next to a Class 506 EMU (which shares a vehicle number with a Class 126 centre car), awaiting departure with 12:35 service to Hadfield. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A 2-car Class 108 running into Chirk station. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
On the 16th April 1984 a Class 108 is seen heading out of Marple for Manchester. Hamish Stevenson.
A Class 108 unit awaits departure from Colne to Preston on 04/05/1984 Graeme Phillips Collection.
My usual route into Wigan along the towpath of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal took me out of the countryside and through a grim area of factories and derelict warehouses. Approaching the town on the 24th June 1984 I paused to capture a train of four class 108 DMU cars rattling its way between Wigan and Southport. S Gaskell.
After photographing from the bridge taking Appley Lane North over the railway, a short way further on I crossed the canal via Gillibrand Bridge and took the footpath which soon passed over the railway. A 4-car DMU led by a Class 108 was photographed here with a Southport to Manchester Victoria service. 22nd August 1984. S Gaskell.
A Class 108 DMU seen heading towards Southport near Appley Bridge, 22nd August 1984. S Gaskell.
A Class 108 is seen heading for Southport, near Appley Bridge. The signal is Parbold's outer distant, associated with Chapel Lane level crossing. 22nd August 1984. S Gaskell.
Returning to Appley Bridge I found 47 229 in the waste siding coupled to its train of empty containers and ready to leave, however the 2-car Class 108 DMU from Southport would have to clear the section first. 22nd August 1984. S Gaskell.
A Class 108 (seen in another photo passing 47 229 in the waste siding) leaves Appley Bridge station, which the sign advises is to let by the British Rail Property Board. The car park contains two small cars popular at the time - an Austin Metro and a Renault 5. 22nd August 1984. S Gaskell.
A Shrewsbury train is seen at Chester on the 27th October 1984, formed of a 2-car Class 108. Hamish Stevenson.
Wigan North Western was home to three pairs of Class 108 DMUs on this bright winter's day in December 1984. The 4-car set in platform 4 is likely to be the 11.35 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service, due to leave Wigan at 12.22, while the 2-car set in platform 3 would form the next Liverpool service an hour later. S Gaskell.
The approach to Bradford Forster Square station as seen from the front window of a dmu (almost certainly a Class 108) from Keighley in 1985. Not much was happening & by this time most of the station was derelict, the few remaining trains concentrated on the 2 westernmost platforms. The goods yard and sidings to the left were disused & about to be lifted. Pete LG99.
A Class 108 at Leeds in 1985. The leading car is one of the late-build Midland Region vehicles with the four-character headcode box, and has a Merseyside PTE logo. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 108 is seen amongst a variety of vehicles in Derby Litchurch Lane Works. David Faircloth notes "the 'photo was taken from the "Long Bridge", this still crosses the works site, but has been closed for about 6 years. The land on which the vehicles stand is now outside the works, and is covered by an industrial estate (Citygate)." Ian Francis.
A Class 108 passes through Wrexham General in 1985. John Law.
Class 108s and a 104 on a cold snowy day in Buxton. Also class 25/2 locomotive 25244 (D7594) with class 45/0 locomotive 45062 (D103) behind stabled in the center road. 24th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Permanent way work at the once 4 tracked Buxworth cutting, just south of New Mills South Junc on the Hope Valley line, sees 37079 (D6779) stationary on a ballast train, whilst a class 108 comes past wrong line with a local service to Sheffield. on today's railway this would mean Rail Replacement buses. 24th February 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
A Class 108 set seen in Manchester Victoria on the 5th March 1985. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 108 in Manchester Victoria station on the 5th March 1985. On the left is a Class 120 set including M51583. Malcolm Clements.