A Class 108 seen at Chester Northgate just after arrival from Manchester Central via the CLC. This is most likely summer 1959; Northgate station still has an overall roof over platform 2, (and a steam train for Shotton or Wrexham is in it), and this was removed early in 1960. David Faircloth.
Whitby station on July 21st, 1958. Less than a month old, E50605 (presumably with 56196) is at the front of the 5.40pm Whitby - Middlesborough service, formed of a two-car 108 and two-car 101. They are awaiting the arrival of the 4.25pm ex-Scarborough before they depart as a combined train. Michael Mensing.
A two-car (later) Derby Lightweight in Birmingham New Street with a Leicester service in December 1958. A Cravens set is behind. Michael Mensing.
A 2-car 108 entering Bedford Midland Station from the north. Undated, photo by Jim Lawrence. Ian McDonald Collection.
A 2-car 108 at Cardington Station (Bedford - Hitchin line), with M50979 nearest at the rear of the train. Photo by Jim Lawrence. Ian McDonald Collection.
A Derby twin set led by M56258 (presumably with M50975) is seen working an ECS coming off the Aston line at Stechford in September 1959. Michael Mensing.
A brand new 108 (M51424/M56279) at Morningside Road on the Edinburgh suburban circle, heading for Musselburgh. ScR Official Picture. The vehicles were on loan from the LMR to Leith Central between March and October 1960. AA McLean Collection.
Adorned as the 1,000 railcar built (by Derby), M51562 is seen here on its first day of passenger service - 4 January 1960 working a New Brighton service at Blacon on the day DMUs took over the line. David Faircloth.
A two-car Derby Lightweight (later Class 108) led by M56484 is seen at Withington (south of Manchester) on April 4, 1964. Michael Mensing.
Oval buffered 56257 leads a two-car Derby Lightweight and four-car Derby suburban set (later Class 108 and 115) on the 7.10pm Sheffield (M) - Liverpool Lime Street west of Cowburn Tunnel on May 17, 1964. Michael Mensing.
Class 108 DMBS M51944 after colliding with a parcels train at Bradford Exchange, 3rd June 1964. It provides a view of the rear end of a Class 108 with the original style exhaust. Malcolm Paul Collection.
M50943 on Patricroft shed reputedly with rear end damage, side by side with Standard 5 73140. Ian McDonald Collection.
A Class 108 power / trailer set takes the Monton line at Patricroft Four Bridges Junction (Eccles in the background). Ian McDonald Collection.
One of the first Chester Class 108 sets to be painted blue approaches Port Sunlight in 1966. David Faircloth.
A Class 108 / 101 hybrid set departing from Billingham station with a Newcastle to Middlesborough (via Sunderland) service in 1966. Steve Davies Collection.
DMUs in Gourock station on March 12, 1966, the last day of semaphore signals. The formation is a three-car Class 107 (right) and a two-car Class 108 (left), the 108 DTC visible seems to be Sc56202 which had been transferred from the NER the previous month and would remain on the ScR for another two years. Corriebob.
A two-car Class 108 and three-car Class 107 arrive into Gourock with a service from Glasgow on March 12, 1966, the last day of semaphore signals. The DTC on the 108 seems to be 56202, which means the power car closest is almost certainly 50611. They had been transferred from the NER the previous month, the power car has a distinct darker patch under the Sc where the previous prefix had been painted over. Corriebob.
M50941 leads the 5.40pm Shrewsbury - Machynlleth service seen a half mile north of Pontdolgoch on June 25th, 1966. Michael Mensing.
M51562 carried this sideboard for some time, this was taken Welshpool on the 17th August 1966. Hamish Stevenson.
A Class 108 at Monkseaton, date unknown. It has Newcastle on it's destination blind. Ian Francis.