Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30501
15th January 2000 - Seen in Strathclyde orange & black livery
30th July 2000 - Seen in 8-car formation running under power and destined for Longsight depot
Blue Class 101s at Huddersfield on the 31st May 1975, with 51512 being the DMC in the set on the right. Ian Francis.
Class 101 set B820 (51512 + 59093 + 51500) at Yeovil Junction on 11/10/1980. Although still in blue livery, the front ends have had the headcode boxes removed. The destination blind has been painted over. Unusually, the yellow band for the first class accommodation has been extended above the first door, which also has the number 1. This was a long-term three-car formation, which I observed operating still intact in the Leeds area in 1989. Both driving motors 51500 and 51512 were late survivors, and 51512 is preserved. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 101 3-car set C820 W51500 + W59093 + W51512 nearest the camera on the rear at Bath Spa on the 6th May 1988. Kevin Law.
The 08:55 to Oxford is seen arriving at Evesham on the 16th April 1991. It is formed of set 861 led by 51512. Mike Cooper.
Passengers detraining from set 861 after arrival at Oxford, 16/4/91. Mike Cooper.
W51512 of set 861 at Cardiff 29/6/91. This unit later was formed into 101687 and 101680. Mac Winfield.
101687 (51512 + 51247) arrives into Whifflet station with the 15:13 Glasgow Central - Whifflet service on October 22, 1993. Michael Mensing.
101687 (51512 + 51247) at Glasgow Central on the 16th July 1997 while on Barrhead duties. Stuart Mackay.
101687 (51512 + 51247) is seen in Strathclyde PTE livery entering Glasgow Central on 14.11.1998. Andy Cole.
101687 (51512 + 51247) arrives onto Cumbernauld with the 11.26 Motherwell - Cumbernauld train on 11-03-2000. Gordon Thomson.
101687 (51512 + 51247) forms a Cumbernauld to Motherwell train in Cumbernauld station on 11-03-2000. Gordon Thomson.
101687 (51512 + 51247) at Motherwell after terminating with a service for Cumbernauld on 11-03-2000. Gordon Thomson.
Cardiff based 3 car Metro-Cammell class 101 dmu Recently transferred from Cardiff to Tyseley, set C820 (51500, 59093, 51512) is seen at Buxton, this class were certainly very infrequent visitors here! 30th July 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 101 set 861 (presumably 51205 + 51512) seen in April 1989. Location - I couldn't read the handwriting, it looks like Geliton. The set was allocated to Laira at the time, the destination blind may read Cardiff Central... Michael Mensing.
Presumably 51500, 59093 & 51512 are seen at Windermere on 20/04/1989. There are many photos of this ostensibly Cardiff based unit operating around the north of England in 1989. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 101 51205 (with 51512) seen running as 861 at Cardiff Central. It had been P861, but at this time was officially C861. Note the off-center headlamp which remained in this position even after refurbishment/facelifting when it became part of 101676. Taken on 29/6/91. Mac Winfield.
101687 (51247 + 51512) after terminating at Whifflet with the 15:13 from Glasgow Central on October 22, 1993. Hamish Stevenson.
101687 (51247 + 51512) arrives into Whifflet to form a service to Glasgow Central on 09-04-1994. Gordon Thomson.
101 687 (51247 + 51512) leaves Platform 10 of Glasgow Central in September 1995. The remaining Class 101 sets had lost their centre cars and were in operation as two car sets by this time, in an attempt to meet the timetable demands of the more powerful Class 156 "Super Sprinter" units (as seen in the background). Andrew McConnell.
101687 (51247 + 51512) at Barrhead, 16/7/97. It will leave on the 16:35 to Glasgow Central. Stuart Mackay.
101687 (51247 + 51512) departs from Glasgow Central with a Whifflet service on April 17, 1999. Gordon Thomson.
Veteran d.m.u. (approx 42 years old at that time) 101687 (51247 + 51512) arrives at Cumbernauld with the 11.26 Motherwell - Cumbernauld train on 11-03-2000. Gordon Thomson.
101687 (51247 + 51512) heads for the turn-back siding at Cumbernauld after arriving with the 11.26 Motherwell - Cumbernauld train on 11-03-2000. Gordon Thomson.
101687 (51247 + 51512) arrives into Cumbernauld from the turn-back siding to form a Cumbernauld to Motherwell train on 11-3-2000. Gordon Thomson.
101687 (51247 + 51512) at Motherwell after arrival with a service from Cumbernauld on 11-03-2000. Gordon Thomson.