Reading based Derby Lightweight "Low Density" 2-car DMU DB975007 (formerly DMBS M79018) and DB975008 (DTC M79612) operating as Ultrasonic Test Train at Tyseley - c.1970. Both cars are now believed to be preserved at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
975007 + 975008, the Ultrasonic Test Train at Faversham. Date unknown. Stuart Pearce.
The Derby Lightweight Ultrasonic Test Train 975007 + 975008 seen at Leamington Spa on 30/03/1979. Graeme Phillips Collection.
The Ultrasonic Test Train 975007 / 975008 seen at Reading on the 25th September 1982. Jerry Glover.
Displaying the headcode 6Z08, Ultrasonic Test Train DB975007 - DB975008 arrives at the south end of platform 6 at Wigan North Western, 6th July 1985. Built in 1955 the unit had been converted to departmental use 15 years earlier and would eventually be secured for preservation after final withdrawal in 1994. S Gaskell.
The Derby Lightweight Ultrasonic Test Train 975007 + 975008 at Newcastle on 22/10/1985. Graeme Phillips Collection.
975007 is seen at Tyseley carriage sidings on 23.08.1986 coupled to it's long time partner 975008. Andy Cole.
The Derby Lightweight Ultrasonic Test Train 975007 + 975008 rests probably at Reading station, circa July 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
975007 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 16.01.1988. It was converted from 79018, and was used as an ultrsonic test train. Andy Cole.
975007/975008 seen at Reading on 25/7/88. Hamish Stevenson.
The Ultrasonic Test Train 975007 / 975008 - date / location unknown. Ian Francis.
Unknown location and date, probably Old Oak Common after withdrawal. Nick Green.
The Ultrasonic Test Train at Tyseley, 15/6/74. This view clearly shows the undercarriage which dropped onto the rails when the set was recording. David Mant.
The Ultrasonic Test Train is seen in Old Oak Common, 20th June 1976. Jim Ellington.
975008 at Old Oak Common, 20/6/76. Jim Ellington.
The Ultrasonic Test Train, DB975008 - 975007 (formerly Derby Lightweight M79612-M79018) at Old Oak Common depot on 11 December 1976. The DMU found its way into preservation as a result of its extended career in departmental service. Photographer - Roy Burt. Gordon Edgar Collection.
The Derby Lightweight ultrasonic test train 975008 / 975007 seen at Stewarts Lane in 1983. John Law.
975008 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 23.08.1986. It was converted from 79612, and is with partner 975007. Andy Cole.
The Ultrasonic Test Train 975008 + 975007 seen entering Reading station circa July 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
The Ultrasonic Test Train 975008 + 975007 is seen at Penzance on 12.08.1987. Andy Cole.