Class 116 DMBS 53055, set number TS611, is seen at Tyseley on 04.01.1986. It carries an unusual livery addition of an extended grey stripe past the cab windows and black window surrounds. Andy Cole.
TS611 in it's unusual livery seen at Coalville depot on the 1st June 1986 when it was working shuttles to Leicester and Burton-on-Trent for the open day. Chris Lings.
Taken on 19/9/87 at Birmingham Moor Street, a week before closure of the terminal platforms, class 116 set TS611 waits to leave for Dorridge. The platforms reopened in 2010 and the station is now the 2nd busiest in Birmingham and arguably the best!! Stephen Burdett.
T324 M53055 + M59603 + M53101 on the approaches of New Street 7-4-93. Kevin Dowd.
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.
The 2.10pm Wellington - Lapworth service is led by W50056 when seen at West Bromwich / Swan Village on the 3rd August 1957. Michael Mensing.
M50056 heads set TS518 through the snow at Hatton at January 1979. Michael Mensing.
Tyseley's set T342 53056 - 59673 - 53055 at Barnt Green heading for Redditch on 3/Mar/1990 (formed 116DMBS - 115TCL - 116DMBS - unusually with a DMBS at both ends). Note that the driver has already altered the destination blind to 'Lichfield City' for the return journey - having just come off the main line, at Barnt Green heading south there is nowhere else to go other than Redditch! Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMBS M53056 at Snailwell on May 12, 1991. Surface Stock.
W50057 heads a Class 116 set at Yardley Wood in 1959. Michael Mensing.
M53058 leads set TY506 (with set TY505 on the rear) at Five Ways on the 14:50 Four Oaks to Redditch, Tuesday 9 August 1983. PJ Evans.
Class 116 DMBS M53058 at Snailwell on March 24, 1992. Surface Stock.
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.
Class 116 hybrid with a class 127 trailer car M53060 + M59593 + M53902 forming set 612 at Stratford-upon-Avon on the 13th May 1986. Kevin Law.
53060 is seen on the fuel line at Tyseley on 29.03.1987. It had just worked back from Doncaster following overhaul and repaint. Andy Cole.
Class 116/115 hybrid T325 M53060, 59757 and M51142 north of Ely with the 12.50 Birmingham to Norwich on Sunday 29th May 1988. Surface Stock.
T052 (53060 + 53321) at Rugby having arrived on 17:12 ex-Stoke. This was a top DMU diagram via the WCML! 6/8/92. Gazza Prescott.
Tyseley depot's set T052, formed as a hybrid unit with class 116 53060 and class 101 53321 waits at Derby on 17/Jul/1992 with a Crewe service, with 158 780 alongside on a Nottingham service. Robert Chilton.
Tyseley depot's set T052, formed as a hybrid unit with class 116 53060 and class 101 53321, seen by peering over one of the footbridge windowsills at Derby on 17/Jul/1992. 158 780 stands alongside with a Nottingham service. Robert Chilton.