A Class 116 set is seen on driver training duties at Solihull in May 1957. Michael Mensing.
50092 (and presumably 59002 and 50094) are seen in Birmingham Snow Hill in Mid-May 1957. Michael Mensing.
The first Derby suburban set on trial / driver training on the 4th May 1957. 50050 leads 59000 and presumably 50092 at Tyseley, taken at 3.47pm. Michael Mensing.
An up driver instructor working seen on Sunday 19th May 1957 at Lapworth & Rowington Jct. Michael Mensing.
This is likely a crew training run, led by W50052 (and presumably followed by 59002 and 59094) seen near the summit of Hatton Bank (Leamington - Birmingham line) on the 26th May 1957. Michael Mensing.
A Derby suburban set in Birmingham Snow Hill in June 1957. Michael Mensing.
The 2.10pm Wellington - Lapworth service is led by W50056 when seen at West Bromwich / Swan Village on the 3rd August 1957. Michael Mensing.
A Derby suburban set headed by W50878 arrives at Birmingham Snow Hill on 29 November 1957 ready to work the 2.05pm to Stratford-on-Avon. In brand new condition, it was delivered that month and the set would also contain 59333 and 50825. Michael Mensing.
W50117 leads a Class 116 set at Stratford-on-Avon in October 1958. Michael Mensing.
51147 + 59444 + 51134 in Bristol Temple Meads station on the 6th October 1958. It's working an Avonmouth service, this is the first day of diesel services on the line. Stuart Mackay Collection.
W50057 heads a Class 116 set at Yardley Wood in 1959. Michael Mensing.
A Class 116 set seen at Acock's Green in 1959. Michael Mensing.
A Class 116 set on the Stevenson Locomotive Society South Wales railtour at Waterloo Halt, 11th July 1959. Steve Davies Collection.
The participants of the SLS South Wales railtour on the 11th July 1959 shelter from the rain in Aberdare Low Level. Steve Davies Collection.
Trouble on the track? It looks like the crew of the Class 116 are dealing with an issue on the bridge at Fountain Hall Bridge Halt. 11th July 1959. Steve Davies Collection.
In 1960 W50051 is the DMBS in this Class 116 set see at Priestfield. Michael Mensing.
Set 324 headed by W50100 arrives at Grimes Hill and Wythall in April 1963. Michael Mensing.
Lined class 116 set 319 (Tyseley based) led by W50115 leaving Acock's Green and S.Y. station on the 12.50pm Birmingham(Snow Hill) - Lapworth, 31 January 1964. Michael Mensing.
W50109 leads a 3-car Class 116 with a Class 122 on the rear at Solihull on the 8.0am Leamington Spa (G) - Birmingham (M St), 8th April 1964. Michael Mensing.
M50112 leads the 5.52pm Birmingham (Snow Hill) - Lapworth seen between Solihull & Widney Manor on the 23rd September 1964. Michael Mensing.