Class 124 DMC E51963 at Hull Paragon - 23/04/1984. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
The class 124 'Trans-Pennine' DMUs worked from Hull from their initial introduction in 1959 to their enventual demise in the mid-80s. By 1984 they were operating in 4-car 'hybrid' sets along with former WR class 123 units. Here DMC E51958 rests at Hull Paragon's buffer stops on 28/04/1984. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Swindon-built "Inter City" set with E52102 nearest the camera has just arrived at Hull Paragon with a train from Manchester on 30th April 1984. In the background, Trans-Pennine DMU E51958 is at the front of another service over the "Backbone of England". This was the last photo I took of these rather wonderful units, as within a few days of this they were all withdrawn from service. Syd Young.
E53638 leads a 3-car Class 108 set into Hull under Argyll Street bridge on 12th August 1986. This scene has completely changed; the railway cottages have been demolished, as has the old pavilion at the Circle cricket ground seen in the distance above the second coach. Today, there is a gigantic footbridge and walkway to the KC Stadium which now fills the entire area behind the train. Syd Young.
A pair of Metro-Cammell sets wait under Hull Paragon's roof on 25th April 1987. The leading car on the left is E54389 and on the far right, the new perspex waiting room is under construction. Syd Young.
A DMU, made up of a Class 108 and 101 pairing with E54199 leading, departs Hull on 25th April 1987. Syd Young.
A single-engine Class 111 conversion in the trainshed of Hull Paragon station. May 1987. Andrew McConnell.
A single-engine Class 111 faces a Class 114 in the trainshed of Hull Paragon station. May 1987. Andrew McConnell.
A Class 114 set seen in the trainshed of Hull Paragon station. May 1987 Andrew McConnell.