A Class 108 2-car set with recently-renumbered 53599 bringing up the rear trundles away from Cottingham on a Hull - Scarborough service on 18th October 1983. The semaphores went the following year and the box lingered on until 1987. The latter is now preserved in the Hull Streetlife Museum. Syd Young.
My train home, the 14.00 departure from Wigan Wallgate which I'd take to Appley Bridge. This was the 10.39 York to Southport service and was worked by a Neville Hill Class 108 set including car 53599. 20th October 1984. S Gaskell.
Class 108 53599 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 26.12.1987. It was later preserved. Andy Cole.
E50601 at York on 22/3/80. Chris Lings.
50603 seen between Mirfield & Thornhill Junction on the 19th May 1980, paired with 56198. Malcolm Clements.
"Em, it won't fit in the skip Sir!" 53604 is raised for easier removal of underframe items, which made for easier stacking. Vic Berry's 5/6/88. Jerry Glover.
Class 108 DMBS E53604 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 5-6-88. Kevin Dowd.
E53604 on top of two skips to allow underframe components to be cut off. Vic Berrys, 5th June 1988. Malcolm Clements.
An impressive 10-car DMU rake led by MetroTrain branded 53610 and 54199, followed by a plain blue class 105 pair and three more two-car class 108 sets heads for York at Kirkham Abbey on 27/Jul/1986. Robert Chilton.
Class 108 53612 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 07.02.1988. Andy Cole.
Class 108 set no. B962 formed DMBS 53612 and DTCL 54492 at Bristol Parson Street heading for Taunton on 8/Apr/1989. Robert Chilton.
B962 leaving Cheltenham in July 1989, with 53612 closest. Mike Cooper.
B962 at Cheltenham in July 1989, with 53612 closest. Mike Cooper.
Class 108 DMBS 53612 at Snailwell in March 1992. Surface Stock.
A Class 108 DMU at Morecambe in September 1970. DMBS E50613 is nearest the camera, and being an Eastern Region vehicle it has probably worked in from Leeds and is pictured prior to returning there. Graeme Phillips Collection.
E50613 and E56191 entering Lancaster Castle on the 2nd August 1979. Robert Frise.
Class 108 DMBS 53613 at Doncaster Works. No date with this image, but the missing/smashed windows, open electrical boxes underneath, and the condition of the two locos either side, probably means it's after withdrawal in November 1988. It had spent almost all of it's 30 year working life as a North Eastern vehicle, only spending it's last 18 months at Bristol. Malcolm Clements.
Class 108 cars E50614 E56209 at Leeds, 13/06/1975. Note the miniature headcode display, as this was prior to their abolition in 1976. The photographer's notes suggest this pair of cars was a demonstrator for the DMU refurbishment programme, and it generally operated between Leeds and Sheffield, although the original demonstrator was a 3-car Class 101. Graeme Phillips Collection.
E50614 passes the delightfully named Snuff Mill Lane Crossing on the outskirts of Cottingham on the evening of 21st October 1983 with a Bridlington - Hull service. Syd Young.
Class 108 53620 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 07.02.1988. Tyseley was never a large user of the Class 108s. Andy Cole.