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Vehicle 79649 / 999510

Derby Lightweight

BR Diagram 509

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Yellow Diamond
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30241
Diagram: 509


LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 79128 during this period are:

18/02/56 New to 3E (Monument Lane)
Jun-58 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
5w/e 02/01/60 Transferred to Reddish

Allocations for 79649:

Dec-70 Listed at Carstairs - Engineers Saloon (DB)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

79649 - original number
999510 - from 1960 (departmental stock)

Department Use as 999510

Special Saloon From 1960 to 1981.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

79128 79649 Noted 16th February 1956
79128 79649 As delivered to 3E - 18th February 1956



Date: 16th July 1967

M79649 was a DTC which had been converted to an inspection saloon for the LMR soon after being built. By June '67 it was at Shields electric traction depot, no doubt for use in conjunction with the South Clyde electrification, and renumbered DB999510. It is seen here the following month, parked in a siding at Carstairs, on the 16th July 1967. Graham Johnston.


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