A Met-Camm Lightweight set approaches Bury St. Edmunds Yard Signal Box in 1955. Peter Edey.
In 1955 a Met-Camm Lightweight set passes Bury St. Edmunds Yard Signal Box. Peter Edey.
British Railways (Derby Lightweight) single unit (DMBS) railcar M79900 at Banbury Merton Street station with a service for Buckingham - c.1958. Remarkably this railcar survives to this day, having been rebuilt as test coach "Iris", based at Bletchley and numbered 975010 in the departmental series. Its last years of service were with the Research Centre at Derby where it was again repainted into lined green livery. It is now preserved at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
A Derby Lightweight set at Sudbury. Undated. Steve Davies Collection.
The staff seem happy to be posing in front of this Met-Camm Lighweight unit in Tilbury station on the 16th July 1959. Steve Davies Collection.
A Pressed Steel triple set arrives into Banbury station where it will terminate with the 4.18pm ex-Paddington on August 6th, 1960. The power cars are W51391 (closest) and W51349, the centre car is presumably 59501. Michael Mensing.
A Class 120 set at Shrewsbury on the 31st December 1963. David Faircloth.
A Class 115 set at Aylesbury with Princes Risborough on the destination blind. Steve Davies Collection.
One of the Swindon Class Inter-City sets, later Class 123, at Salisbury led by W52100 on the 9th March 1968. David Mant.
A down train arrives at Subdury on the 1st June 1968. David Underwood.
A number of withdrawn pre-TOPS yellow diamond Metro Cammell units, including one in blue livery with a small yellow warning panel, are seen stored in the yard at Tilbury Riverside, 1/Nov/1969. In the platform is AC electric unit 302285 on a special working. Robert Chilton.
Many withdrawn 79xxx Met-Camm vehicles at Shoeburyness in the early 1970s. John Law.
A rainy day in Sudbury as a Class 100/101 hybrid set awaits departure with a Colchester service in February 1970. Steve Davies Collection.
Two Class 125 sets at Finsbury Park on 23/7/70, with E50993 closest. David Mant.
Class 115 vehicles at Aylesbury in 1971. John Law.
Met-Camm "Lightweight" E79071 awaiting disposal at Tilbury Riverside on 8/1/71. Andrew Parr.
E79073 remained in green until withdrawal, seen here awaiting disposal at Tilbury Riverside on 8/1/71. Under the yellow diamond is the text 'CL 1/68'. Andrew Parr.
E79291 has had some windows smashed when seen awaiting disposal at Tilbury Riverside on 8/1/71. It is paired with DMBS E79075. Note the vehicle it is facing is in blue livery with a small yellow panel. Andrew Parr.
E79075 / E79291 awaiting disposal at Tilbury Riverside on 8/1/71. Andrew Parr.
Class 105 set NH135 taken at Bury Bolton St on the last day of services on the Rossendale line before it closed - 3/6/1972. Robert Chilton.