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Vehicle 51906 / 977744

Class 108

BR Diagram 634

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30601
Diagram: 634

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51906 - original number
977744 - from Oct-91 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977744

Sandite / Route Learner From 10/91 to 8/93. Carried set number LO901



Date: August 1983

A Class 506 EMU and 108 DMU (M51906) at Manchester Piccadilly in August 1983. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 21st May 1985

Yet another night without the comfort of a bed and the station clock confirms my dedication or stupidity, at 01:22 am. Longsight-allocated class 108 DMU Nos.54489-51906 on the Chester shuttle and Gateshead-allocated 47431 alongside on a parcels working at Crewe on 21st May 1985. Introduced into BR service on 1st January 1962 as D1545 and allocated to 41A Darnall. Unlike many class 47s this example only carried the two numbers, but carried three liveries, namely two-tone green, BR blue, and large logo blue with grey roof. Given the unofficial name of 'Silurian' when at Tinsley in November 1990, she was withdrawn in August 1992 and disposed of by MRJ Phillips at Old Oak Common MPD in April 1997. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 28th April 1990

Set number: CH261

CH261 M51906 + M54496 arrive at New Mills Central on 2H60 the 21:30 ex-Manchester Piccadilly, 28-4-90. Kevin Dowd.


Date: 1993

977744 at CF Booths (Rotherham) sometime in 1993. Michael Kaye 55A.


Date: 19th December 1993

977744 (ex-LO944T, 51906) C.F.Booths, Rotherham 19-12-93. Kevin Dowd.


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