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Birmingham Cross-City Farewell

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On the last advertised day of First Generation DMU services on the Cross City Line - 29/11/92 - many of the services were in the hands of 'Centro' liveried 150s. There was another farewell on 11/9/93, although again it wasn't to be their last day, as they continued for a few months more due to Class 323 failures!


29th November 1992


116 DMU

"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.


116 DMU

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.


117 DMU

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.


11th September 1993


117 DMU

Cross-City DMU Farewell, 11th September 1993: 51376 carries a headboard on the last day of cross Birmingham 1st gen DMUs ... Err, only it wasn't Kevin Dowd.


116 DMU

T354 (M53919+M59604+M51853) at Birmingham International on the 12:00 to New St. Kevin Dowd.


115 DMU

T354 (M51853+M59604+M53919) at Longbridge on the 14:45 to New St. Kevin Dowd.


117 DMU

117308 (51371+59509+51413) on the 15:50 New St to Redditch, taken from T354 M51853 on the 14:45 Longbridge to New St at Barnt Green. Kevin Dowd.


117 DMU

Cross-City DMU Farewell, 11th September 1993: 117311 51334+59500+51376 on the 14:15 to New St at Longbridge. Kevin Dowd.


117 DMU

Cross-City DMU Farewell, 11th September 1993: 117311 with 51334 leading arrives at New St on the 12:45 ex-Longbridge. Kevin Dowd.


117 DMU

117308 (51371+59509+51413) at New St on the 11:20 to Longbridge. Kevin Dowd.

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