Class 116 53921, set number T415, is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidingson 14.03.1987. Andy Cole.
Tyseley's set T417 53897 - 59335 - 59603 - 51877 at Longbridge on 10/Mar/1990 heading for Lichfield City (formed 116DMS, 116TC, 127TSL, 115DMBS), about to be passed in the opposite direction by an HST. Robert Chilton.
At Nottingham on September 17th, 1988, T420 (53092 + 59607 + 59032 + 51892) and T301 (51353 + 59505 + 51395) form the 08:00 Nuneaton - Skegness service. Hamish Stevenson.
T420 (53092 + 59607 + 59032 + 51892) - a Class 115/127/116/115 hybrid - departs from Skegness with the 12:06 Skegness to Nuneaton on September 17th, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 116 53132, set number T420, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 01.04.1989, complete with WMPTE logo. Andy Cole.
Class 116 DMS 51144 on the rear of Tyseley set T420 formed with class 116 TS 59032, class 115 TCL 59721 and class 115 DMBS 51897 leaving Birmingham New Street on 15/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMS M53878 at Snailwell on March 24, 1992. Surface Stock.
Class 116 M53897 is the rear vehicle of a 6-car set departing from Skegness on the 2nd July 1988. Kevin Law.
T424 (53055 + 59603) with 118s 51314 + 51329 at Longbridge on an ECS to form the 16:54 to Lichfield City, 9/9/93. Gazza Prescott.
53876 Class 116, set number T533, is at Tyseley on 28.03.1987, has just been transferred down from Scotland and still carries the Trans Clyde branding as well as Greater Glasgow symbols. Andy Cole.
Class 116 53867, set number T702, is seen in all over blue livery at Tyseley on 17.05.1986. This was one of the last Class 116 sets to carry all over blue livery and was withdrawn in this livery. Andy Cole.
Derby built Class 116 high density set, ex Tyseley set T702 comprising of 53920, 59372, 53867 is seen in all over blue livery, at Manchester Victoria. These high density sets were certainly not common to Manchester and was probably drafted in to cover the Pacer shortage at the time before withdrawal, this was one of the last Class 116 sets to carry all over blue livery and was withdrawn in this livery. 17th October 1987. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 116 DMBS 53051, set number T100, is seen at Tyseley in BR blue and grey livery on 4/1/86. Andy Cole.
53059 is seen at Manchester Victoria on 29/7/87. Norman Cross.
Complete with Tyseley Depot Board in the cab window and minus its centre trailer coach, a Class 116 Suburban DMU with M53059 leading, makes an appearance on a Preston to Ormskirk service at Croston on the 4th August 1987. This was a time when there were unit shortages at Newton Heath Depot due to the unreliability of the recently introduced Class 142s. Judging by the date on the board it would appear the set was on short term loan from its West Midlands home. Martyn Hilbert.
Last day at old Moor Street? Or was it? This class 116 unit (TS337, 53838 at the front presumably with 59751 + 53853) waits to depart for Leamington Spa from the old terminal platforms at Birmingham Moor Street on 26/9/1987 which was supposed to be their last day of use. The platform shown is still not in use but 23 years on the other 2 were reopened. Stephen Burdett.
Set TS355 in Birmingham Moor Street on 25/4/87. Composed of 53920 + 59372 + 53867, which were recently ex-Stratford. It was the first all-over blue set noted in the Birmingham area for a while. Andy Leckenby.
Class 116 set TS357 - with a Met-Camm centre car and the DMS possibly 53895 - pass by at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1987. The passengers at the windows and people on the lineside ahead suggest there may be a(nother) train of interest about to pass. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Recently ex-works Tyseley Class 116 set TS500 (M50092 closest) seen in Birmingham Moor Street station on the 15th May 1976. Stephen Burdett.
TS501 (presumably 50097 + 59001 + 50057) is seen in a snowy Hatton station in January 1979. Michael Mensing.