E79023 is the DMBS in this Derby Lightweight set seen at Long Melford. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
79023 and 79615 at Ipswich on the 30th July 1964. Tim Stubbs.
Still in its original green livery, 'Derby Lightweight motor coach' E79025 awaiting its fate at George Cohen's scrapyard at Cransley, near Kettering on 21st June 1970. A victim of wholesale line closures in the 1960s. Gordon Edgar.
E79026 on the back of a Boston service seen at Grantham, date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
E79040 at Mundesley, date unknown. A more unusual viewpoint, showing end details not normally seen in images - the lettering, distinct exhaust design, waist level jumpers and a water filler pipe for the coolant header tanks mounted in the vestibule ceilings. Tim Stubbs.
M79121 leads a twin set with 'Lichfield via Four Oaks' on the destination blind, seen in Birmingham New Street, date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Derby Lightweight DMBS 79133 at Ipswich loco shed. Circa early 1970 after withdrawal - note the missing wipers and glass from a marker lamp. Tony Wilkins.
Withdrawn Derby Lightweight DMBS 79133 at Ipswich loco depot, circa early 1970. Note the rear of a Met-Camm Lightweight on the right. Tony Wilkins.
Withdrawn 79133 at Ipswich loco depot circa early 1970. Tony Wilkins.
79133 at the front of a line of withdrawn yellow diamond Derby and Met-Camm Lightweight vehicles at Ipswich loco depot circa early 1970. Tony Wilkins.
A withdrawn Derby Lightweight set at Ipswich loco shed circa early 1970, with 79133 on the left. Tony Wilkins.
M79173 is the power car in this two-car Derby Lightweight set seen north of Strines on a Manchester - Hayfield service, 19th June 1965. Michael Mensing.
BR blue 'Derby Lightweight' driving trailer M79184 awaiting the torch at George Cohen's scrapyard at Cransley near Kettering on 21st June 1970. A victim of the many branch lines axed in the 1960's and being non-standard 'Yellow Diamond' coupling code. Gordon Edgar.
Derby Lightweight SC79190, taken at Derby Litchurch Lane on 19/8/72. Keith Gunner.
A Derby Lighweight set headed by E79262 works a Peterborough - Ely service seen West of Whittlesea in 1960. Michael Mensing.
A 4-car Derby Lightweight set, the closest vehicle appears to be E79510. Taken on the 15th September 1956 at Tebay, it's probably the RCTS 'The Little North Western' railtour. Stuart Mackay Collection.
No details came with this image, but it's three West Cumberland sets, and appears to be M79612 leading (now preserved). Being a six-car formation and carrying sideboards it's probably one of the regular 'John Peel Land Cruise' trains. It is seen on the West Coast Main Line, passing over the Dillicar water troughs in the Lune Gorge just south of Tebay. Stuart Mackay Collection.
M79655 heads three 2-car Derby Lightweights on a Birmingham New Street - Evesham excursion seen at Studley on the 12th August 1956. Michael Mensing.
79664 and 79144 are at the head of a Derby Lightweight formation with at least three sets seen at Aston late in December 1957. Michael Mensing.
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.