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Vehicle 51961

Class 124

BR Diagram 577

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Trans Pennine
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: Albion 230hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30603
Diagram: 577


25/10/60 New to 55H (Neville Hill)
4w/e 25/03/67 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
May-73Depot code changeBG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
15/04/84 Withdrawn from BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51961 51978 59770 59779 51979 51962 As delivered to 55H - 25th October 1960



Date: 9th January 1977

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.


Date: 21st February 1979

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.


Date: 20th March 1979

E51961 leads a Trans-Pennins set into Huddersfield station on the 20th March 1979. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 9th March 1983

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.


Date: 9th March 1983

Class 124 Trans-Pennine 4-car unit led by DMC E51961 pauses at Doncaster, Sunday 9th March 1983 Iain Reid.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 2nd September 1983

Set number: 52

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.



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