This gallery features DMUs being locomotive hauled. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as failure or movement between works / depots.
A Class 108 power-trailer set seen at Doncaster with 37215 on April 16, 1986. Lewis Bevan.
Class 121 975659, set number L135, is seen at Derby on 01.11.1990 being hauled by 31272. This was converted from 55035. Andy Cole.
975010 Test Car Iris is seen passing Saltley on 02.09.1988 being hauled by 97204. Andy Cole.
DMS 51375 is part of a Class 117 set seen being hauled past Washwood Heath by 47 481 on 26.09.1995. Andy Cole.
On March 21, 1959, WM railbus E79964 is hauled into Marks Tey station by 61651. Michael Mensing.
Retro-green M54247 + M53964 are seen in Carlisle station on March 14th 1987. They failed working the 10:27 ex - Skipton, and were rescued by 47 630. Hamish Stevenson.
31 132 attached to a Class 114 set in Leeds station, no other details known, probably late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.
Failed set T075 is hauled out of Bettws Y Coed by 47214 'Distillers MG' working a Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno train on 04-07-1991. The DMBS closest is 51245, the Strathclyde liveried DMS should be 53160. Gordon Thomson.
A 2-car Class 101 attached to 40 026 in Shipley station in 1977. Rex Holt.
In Shipley station in 1977 40 026 waits to depart hauling a 2-car Class 101. Rex Holt.
A refurbished Class 101 is seen attached to 40 026 in Shipley station in 1977. Rex Holt.
40 026 hauls a 2-car refurbished DMU at Shipley in 1977. Rex Holt.
Class 101 E51201 + E54347 towed by 37138 passing Ely North Junction on 10.09.88. The DMU had previously worked 2K11 07.03 Doncaster – Peterborough via The Joint but due to a failure 37138 came to assistance and now running forward as an ECS possibly to Cambridge. Surface Stock.
45141 hauls a rake of DMU's (including 51927 & 51941) from Tyseley past Saltley, 12.05.1987. Andy Cole.
31412 with DMUs E54405 + E51207 + E51229 + E54089 at Ely North Junction, 19.08.87. Surface Stock.
Class 101 E54390 is seen near Ely on route to Snailwell, 4th July 1988. Surface Stock.
The March tool van and E54384 nearest pass Ely Dock with a rake to Snailwell, July 12th 1988. Behind loco 47 323 is E54125. Surface Stock.
Boarded up on the inside, Class 105 trailer E54125 is in a trainload of condemned vehicles bound for Snailwell. Seen at Ely Dock on July 12th 1988 behind 47 323. Surface Stock.
47 323 is seen at Ely Dock with a trainload of condemned DMUs (and a brakedown van) bound for Snailwell on July 12th, 1988. The first Class 105 vehicle behind the loco is E54125, the last Class 101 at the far end is E54384. Surface Stock.
31298 was on crew training duties working off Newton Heath Depot at the time which may have been the reason it was hauling this 3-car Class 110 DMU through Manchester Victoria on 24th April 1984. S Gaskell.
A failed DMU gets a helping hand from 55 002 THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY on April 25th 1981. The Deltic had arrived with the "North Briton" railtour from York via Carlisle, so the watching enthusiasts were able to enjoy the sight of KOYLI indulging in a bit of shunting before returning south. Syd Young.
On the 17th June 1980 56234 and 50955 are seen being dragged through Carnforth station by 25 209. Jerry Glover.
20 204 hauls one of the ScR Class 116 sets passes Saughton Junction towards Haymarket on the 26th February 1979. Steve Davies Collection.
54370 + 51217 are being hauled by 31 458 when seen passing Oxbridge Sidings and the premises of TJ Thompsons just south of Stockton station on a Middlesborough - Newcastle service, 29th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
31 458 is hauling 51217 + 54370 at Stockton on a Newcastle - Middlesborough train on the 29th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
31 456 is at the head of (furthest to closest) (possibly 51828)/51842 and 54408/53944 at Sheffield on the 13th September 1989. Malcolm Clements.
SC50158 is the lead vehicle in this failed set that is being hauled by 46014 when seen at Haymarket on 25/9/82. Stuart Mackay.
Sc50158 is being rescued by 46 014 after failing in Haymarket station, 25th September 1982. Stuart Mackay.
47289 at Leeds waiting to haul 51520 and 51456, 19th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
45 055 is seen at the head of a 101 set at Manchester Victoria, 18/5/83. Jerry Glover.
37078 is at the front of 51440, 51497, 53200 & 54075 at Thornaby, 8th October 1986. Jerry Glover.
31146 drags 53969 + 54236 + 54489 + 54231 as 5Z41 1011 Longsight to C.F Booths past New Mills, 18/10/91. Kevin Dowd.
31102 Cricklewood drags 54205 + 54210 + 54258 + 53975 past New Mills South Jct as 5Z41 10:11 Longsight to CF Booths Rotherham 27-9-91. Kevin Dowd.
31460 drags M53977 + M59390 + M54261 as 5Z41 1011 Longsight to C.F. Booths Rotherham for scrap. New Mills South Junction 4-10-91. Kevin Dowd.