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Vehicle 79971


Park Royal Railbus

BR Diagram 613

Builder: Park Royal
Type: Railbus
Length: 42ft
Coupling Code: None
Coupling Type: None
Gangway Type: None
Lot Number: 30480
Diagram: 613

Allocations

July 1958 New to 15D (Bedford) - Listed as 15D although Bedford had become 14E in April 1958
25/02/60 Transferred to Cowlairs Works
26/02/60 Transferred to 65H (Helensburgh)
Jul-61 Transferred to 63A (Perth) - Not shown on official lists
4w/e 25/08/61 Transferred to 60B (Aviemore)
6w/e 30/12/61 Transferred to 65H (Helensburgh)
04/03/63 Transferred to 65A (Eastfield) - on ScR list as 4w/e 09/03/63
12/04/63 Transferred to 67C (Ayr) - on ScR list as 4w/e 04/05/63
19/03/64 Transferred to 65A (Eastfield) - on ScR list as 5w/e 11/04/64
24/08/64 Transferred to 67C (Ayr) - on ScR list as 5w/e 12/09/64
5w/e 08/01/66 Transferred to 65A (Eastfield)
03/02/68 Withdrawn from 65A (Eastfield)

Notes

21/07/58 - M79971 commenced trials on the Bedford - Hitchin and Bedford - Northampton branches.

11/08/58 - The Bedford - Hitchin and Bedford - Northampton passenger services have been operated from 11th August by Bedford allocated M79971 / 79972 / 79973.

Images:

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Park Royal railbus M79971 in Falkirk Grahamston station, circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 in Alloa station, circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 has some admirers in Alloa station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 in Alloa station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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A passenger runs to board M79971 in Larbert station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 running into Larbert station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 in Falkirk Grahamston station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 in Falkirk Grahamston station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 in Falkirk Grahamston station circa January 1968. Stuart Rankin.

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M79971 at Grangemouth. Undated, but it between January 1966 and withdrawal in February 1968. It carried the M prefix will the end despite being transferred to the ScR in 1960. Stuart Rankin.

DMU

Date: 6th January 1968

M79971 sits in Falkirk Grahamston station alongside Met-Camm set 69 on 6/1/68. WS Sellar.

DMU

Date: 10th March 1979

M79971 in use as a hut in Millerhill yard, 10/3/79. Basil Hancock.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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