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Class 107 Derby 3-car DMUs


Withdrawals

Withdrawal dates


w/e 06/01/73
51995 - from 66C

circa Nov-83
52022 - from AY(U)

circa Mar-84
52009 - from AY(U)
52014 - from AY(U)
52032 - from AY(U)
59787 - from AY(U)
59788 - from AY(U)

circa May-84
52003 - from AY(U)
52017 - from AY(U)
59799 - from AY(U)

Nov-85
52007 - from AY

05/11/85
52027 - from AY

10/03/86
52002 - from AY

29/06/86
59796 - from AY

17/05/89
59786 - from HA

08/12/89
59793 - from ED
59798 - from ED

29/03/90
51996 - from ED
52019 - from ED

20/11/90
51991 - from ED
52035 - from ED
59789 - from ED

16/05/91
51985 - from ED
51992 - from ED
51999 - from ED
52026 - from ED
52028 - from ED
59797 - from ED
59800 - from ED

31/05/91
51989 - from ED

10/07/91
59786 - from ED
59795 - from ED
59802 - from ED

29/07/91
51985 - from ED
51988 - from ED
51992 - from ED
51998 - from ED
52000 - from ED
52013 - from ED
52021 - from ED
52026 - from ED
52028 - from ED
52036 - from ED
59782 - from ED
59785 - from ED
59797 - from ED
59800 - from ED

21/11/91
51986 - from HA
51987 - from HA
51997 - from HA
52001 - from HA
52010 - from HA
52018 - from HA
52020 - from HA
52024 - from HA
52025 - from HA
52034 - from HA
59783 - from HA
59784 - from HA
59794 - from NL
59803 - from HA
59807 - from HA

19/12/91
52023 - from ED

09/01/92
52007 - from HA
52033 - from HA
59806 - from HA

13/01/92
52004 - from HA
52016 - from HA
59805 - from HA

09/03/92
52015 - from HA
59801 - from HA

13/04/92
52025 - from HA
59784 - from HA

09/09/92
51990 - from HQ
51993 - from HQ
52005 - from HQ
52012 - from HQ
52030 - from HQ

05/10/92
51994 - from HQ
52006 - from HQ
52008 - from HQ
52011 - from HQ
52029 - from HQ
52031 - from HQ
59790 - from HQ
59791 - from HA
59792 - from HQ
59796 - from HQ
59804 - from HQ

The first withdrawal occurred in 1973 with DMBS 51995 from Hamilton following collision damage.

Next was DMS 52022 late in 1983 after several months stored unserviceable.

The fire at Ayr depot on New Years Day 1984 claimed eight Class 107 vehicles. All were immediately stored unserviceable. Five were withdrawn circa March (three of these were sent Derby RTC for conversion to a Laboratory unit) and the other three in May. The five that didn't move to the RTC (52003, 52009, 52017, 59788, 59799) were cut up on site.

DMS 52027 was withdrawn on November 5, 1985 after colliding with an iron ore train near Paisley on September 26th.

Strathclyde liveried DMBS 52007 was withdrawn the same month (or March 1986?) but re-instated in July 1986 and sent to Derby RTC for investigation into the axle defects. It returned to passenger use in Scotland.

By January 1991 there were 17 3-car and 3 2-car sets, and these were expected to be reduced to just six sets by October of that year. This was to be due to the cascading of the 156s when the 158s were introduced.

Serious withdrawals did begin in 1991 and continued until August 1992 when the last vehicles were placed in store. Official withdrawal was on the 5th October 1992.

A good few went into sandite use, which suggests that the class was still in good mechanical condition at the time, and they were one of the youngest first generation DMUs surviving at the time. However problems were being experienced with the structural strength of the vehicles, allegedly due to a real danger of bodies separating from the underframes under heavy braking, which likely influenced their withdrawal from public use.

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