Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Trans Pennine
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: Albion 230hp
Lot Number: 30603
|25/10/60||New to||55H (Neville Hill)|
|4w/e 25/03/67||Transferred to||50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|May-73||Depot code change||BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|15/04/84||Withdrawn from||BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|51961||51978||59770||59779||51979||51962||As delivered to 55H - 25th October 1960|
A Swindon Trans-Pennine Class 124 departing Hull station on 09/01/1977 with car E51961 nearest the camera. To the right can be seen Metro-Cammell Mk1 Pullman stock in the reverse grey & blue livery they carried in later years. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Various members of the train crew are engaged in conversation as E51961 and E52104 stand side by side in the snow at Hull Paragon on 21st February 1979. Syd Young.
E51961 leads a Trans-Pennins set into Huddersfield station on the 20th March 1979. Malcolm Clements.
One of the Swindon-built Trans-Pennine units stands at Doncaster. Comparing this with image 5272 suggests this taken on Sunday 9th March 1983 and has 51961 at the front. Stuart Pearce.
Class 124 Trans-Pennine 4-car unit led by DMC E51961 pauses at Doncaster, Sunday 9th March 1983 Iain Reid.
E51952 has a freshly painted front end when seen at Brough on the rear of a Trans-Pennine service to Hull on 2nd September 1983. The repainting had been done at BG after a minor bump. The window rubbers, normally left black, were painted as they had a fair amount of paint on them already. The unit has the number "52" hand-painted on the front, 51961 and 51964 also had numbers painted on the front end. It has had red bulbs installed in the old headcode panel, presumably to prevent damage to the nicely painted lamp-brackets! Syd Young.