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Vehicle 51368


Class 117

BR Diagram 534

Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30546
Diagram: 534

Images:

DMU

Date: 1st September 1985

Set number: B430

GWR-liveried Class 117 set B430 (W51368 + W59520 + W51410) in Bristol Temple Meads on September 1st, 1985. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 18th January 1986

Set number: B430

Class 117 DMBS 51368, set number B430, is seen arriving at New Street in GWR Chocolate and Cream livery on 18.01.1986. It was allocated to Bristol Bath Road at the time. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 7th June 1986

Set number: B430

GWR liveried Class 117 set B430 (51368 + 59520 + 51410) at Ashford Chart Leacon open day on June 7th, 1986. Stuart Pearce.

DMU

Date: 12th August 1986

Set number: B430

GWR-liveried Class 117 set B430 (51368 + 59520 + 51410) in Bristol Temple Meads station on August 12th, 1986 with the 11:10 departure to Severn Beach. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: January 1988

Set number: B430

Passengers boarding GWR-liveried Class 117 set B430 in Swindon station in January 1988. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1988

Set number: T305

Set T305 (51368, 59520, 51410) is seen at Quainton Road while working "The Birchfield Rambler" tour on 2nd May 1988. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 27th June 1992

Set number: 117305

The GWR (ish) chocolate and cream liveried class 117, by now sporting the number 117305, moved to Tyseley late in life to add even more colour to the Cross City service whilst the class 323s were awaited. Taken on June 27, 1992 with 51368 leading the Longbridge service at Northfield. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1993

Set number: T305

Class 37 no. 37114 "City of Worcester" stands at Worcester Shrub Hill on 2 May 1993 hauling GWR-liveried Class 117 set T305 on a shuttle service run in conjunction with the Open Day at Worcester. The shuttle (which had "Castle" 4-6-0 5029 on the other end) made 3 return trips from Shrub Hill to Henwick. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1995

Set number: 117305

117305 running as a 2-car set (51368/51410), emerges from Penzance station on 15th April 1995. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1995

Set number: 117305

51368 and 51410 (117305) awaiting their next turn of duty at Penzance on 16th April 1995. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 28th April 1995

Set number: 117305

Set 117305 is seen berthed at Penzance depot on 28th April 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1998

51368 outside the rear of Bletchley No.4 road, 1998. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 117305

51368 stored at Bletchley TMD circa 1999. Graham Baker.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 15th September 1985

Set number: 120

GWR liveried 55020 and Class 117 B430 (51368 / 59520 / 51410) at an Old Oak Common open day on Sunday 15th September 1985. Richard Himson.

DMU

Date: 15th September 1985

Set number: 120

55020 and B430 (51368) at OC, earlier in the day the two had worked together on open day shuttles on Sunday 15th September 1985. Richard Himson.

DMU

Date: 5th May 1986

Set number: B430

To commemorate GWR 150 in 1985 class 117 B430 (51410 + 59520 + 51368)was repainted into chocolate and cream. Here it is at Kidderminster on a working to Birmingham New Street during a Midline festival on 5/5/86. I understand that there were problems with one of the power cars and to ensure that the unit put in an appearance a class 128 power car was added to assist with the ascent of Old Hill bank. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 12th August 1986

Set number: B430

GWR-liveried Class 117 set B430 (51410 + 59520 + 51368) is seen in Keynsham station with the 16:30 Taunton - Westbury service on August 12th, 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 25th July 1987

Set number: B430

Set B430 W51368, W59520 and W51410 nearest on a Norwich to Birmingham at Padnal on July 25th 1987. This DMU set had been reallocated from Bristol to Tyseley. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 24th April 1988

Set number: T305

Class 117 set T305 (51410 + 59520 + 51368) is seen in GWR Chocolate and Cream livery at Tyseley on 24.04.1988. This had been repainted for the GWR 150 celebrations and was based at Bristol Bath Road. It had recently been transferred to Tyseley. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1988

Set number: T305

The Brickfield Rambler railtour at Quainton Road, 2/5/88 with 59520 and 51368. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1988

Set number: T305

Black Eight Railtours' Brickfields Rambler' from Birmingham New St to Marylebone and Didcot via Quainton Road is seen in London Marylebone on 2/5/88. It utilised celebrity class 117 dmu T305 (51410 + 59520 + 51368). Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1988

Set number: T305

Set T305 (51410, 59520, 51368) is seen at Quainton Road while working "The Birchfield Rambler" tour on 2nd May 1988. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1988

Set number: T305

Set T305 (51410, 59520, 51368) is seen at Quainton Road while working "The Birchfield Rambler" tour on 2nd May 1988. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1988

Set number: T305

A 1960 built 3-car class 117 Pressed Steel Suburban unit, Tyseley allocated set T305 (W51410), is our transport from Leicester to Coalville for the open day that was taking place there on the 5th June 1988. In 1985 when allocated to Bristol this set B430 (W51410, W59520, W51368) was repainted into GWR colours as part of the GWR 150 celebrations. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1988

Set number: T306

51411, 59521, 51369, 51410, 59520 and 51368 with the 10.20 SO Yarmouth to Birmingham near Ely West Junction on June 18, 1988. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1995

Set number: 117305

51410 and 51368 (117305) sitting at the buffer stops at Penzance on 16th April 1995. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1995

Set number: 117305

117305 (51410/51368) heads away from Penzance towards Long Rock on 15th April 1995. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1995

Set number: 117305

Corridor connection, exhausts, and lining details can be clearly seen in this shot of 51410 and 51368 at Penzance on 16th April 1995. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 1997

Class 117s in Exeter St Davids yard in 1997. It looks like GWR liveried DMBS 51368 is at the far end. John Law.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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