Birmingham New Street on 11/5/91, 55032 has been added to the Class 108 on the 06:30 to Hereford to provide extra capacity. Gazza Prescott.
Class 116 DMS no. 53907 at the head of Tyseley's 3-car suburban set T321, formed with 59753 & 51854 out of sight in the gloom of Birmingham New Street. This was a hybrid set, the other two cars being class 115, a common practice at Tyseley. Waiting to leave for Longbridge on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
The often-smokey atmosphere of Birmingham New Street is shown to good effect in this rather gloomy shot, with Tyseley's hybrid 4-car suburban set T409 formed class 116 DMS 53894 (nearest) with out of sight 59367 (class 116 TC), 59600 (class 127 TSL) & 51860 (class 115 DMBS) adding it's contribution on 26/Jul/1991. Many of the Tyseley suburban sets contained class 127 centre trailers which were gangwayed, refurbished and painted blue/grey for the first time in their lives when the St.Pancras - Bedford line was electrified. This saw the class 127 power cars withdrawn, with some being converted for parcels use, and the trailers sent north to the West Midlands for another 10 years' use and becoming the longest-lived class 127 vehicles other than those which were preserved. Robert Chilton.
Tyseley's 3-car suburban set T319 formed class 116 DMS 51149 (nearest), 59756 (class 115 TCL) & 51129 (class 116 DMBS) just protruding from the undercover part of Birmingham New Street. 47851 is stabled in the adjacent line awaiting it's next turn of duty on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
Class 115 DMBS no. 51892 leading Tyseley's set T417 formed with 59595, 59335 & 53897 (mixed class 115/127/116) into Birmingham New Street with a Cross-City line service bound for Lichfield City on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
Class 115 DMBS no. 51858 on the rear of Tyseley's set T407 formed 51858 - 59594 - 59442 - 53916 (class 115, class 127, class 116, class 116). Threading out of Birmingham New Street under a yellow signal aspect, heading for Redditch on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
Class 118 DMS no. 51331 leading BRCW 3-car suburban set T318 correctly formed with class 118 vehicles 59483 & 51316. The photo was taken peering round an inconveniently placed train of Brute trolleys on the platform! They were often useful for sitting on though. The unit is seen ready to leave with a service for Great Malvern on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.
53019 is at the front of T027 + T324 at Birmingham New Street with the 17:30 to Hereford on the 2nd January 1992. Gazza Prescott.
T320 (53881 + 59611 + 51138) at Birmingham New St with the 12:58 Longbridge - Lichfield City, 15th May 1992. Gazza Prescott.
Class 117 set T302 formed 51402 - 59512 - 51360 stabled at Birmingham New Street on 15/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMS 51144 on the rear of Tyseley set T420 formed with class 116 TS 59032, class 115 TCL 59721 and class 115 DMBS 51897 leaving Birmingham New Street on 15/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
"Eddie Knorn and I travelled to Birmingham for the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line, where great things were expected. Unfortunately on the day, many of the services were in the hands of 'Centro' liveried 150s. Here Class 116 DMBS 51138, set T405, and Class 117 DMS 51412, set T307, are seen at Birmingham New Street on the final day, Sunday 29 November 1992 - only it wasn't the final day as it turned out, with another 'Finale' taking place in 1993." Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMBS 51138 leading set T405, formed as a three-car with TSL 59611 (Cl.127) and DMS 53897, seen at Birmingham New Street on the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line. Robert Chilton.
Class 117 DMS 51412 leading set T307, formed with TCL 59522 and DMBS 51370, seen at Birmingham New Street on Sunday 29 November 1992, the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line. Robert Chilton.
T403 (53106 + 59607 + 51852) have arrived ECS at Birmingham New St ready to a rush hour service, 6/3/93. Gazza Prescott.
T324 M53055 + M59603 + M53101 on the approaches of New Street 7-4-93. Kevin Dowd.
T414 M51880 + M59641 + 59734 + 53921, a 115/127/115/116 hybrid set, at New Street on the 09:36 to Redditch, 7/4/93. Kevin Dowd.
Cross-City DMU Farewell, 11th September 1993: 117311 with 51334 leading arrives at New St on the 12:45 ex-Longbridge. Kevin Dowd.
117308 (51371+59509+51413) at New St on the 11:20 to Longbridge. Kevin Dowd.
Class 121 977873, set number 960 014, is seen at Birmingham New Street in BR blue and grey livery on route learning duty for Wrexham and Shropshire Railway on 26.02.2008. Andy Cole.