This gallery features DMUs being locomotive hauled. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as failure or movement between works / depots.
Complete with its Scotty Dog emblem, Class 26 26031 in Large Logo Railfreight Livery passed through Preston on June 10th 1989 whilst transferring two three-car DMU sets from Edinburgh Haymarket Depot to Chester: 51496 / 59082 / 53645 and 53632 / 59246 / 53642. Martyn Hilbert.
March based 31322 with a rake of mixed vehicles, at least the first vehicle being a DMU car (a 116?) at Nuneaton on 28th October 1981. Paul Bettany.
37009 moves empty Cravens DMU stock through Doncaster on the 21st February 1981. Paul Bettany.
A failed Cravens set is hauled past Haxey as an oval-buffered Class 114 waits. Circa 1972. John Law.
37025 at Kyle of Lochalsh with 2H87, the 1505 to Inverness, on 29th June 1991. Behind the loco is 6300, the converted Met-Camm observation saloon. John Simmonds.
Exeter St David's on 24th May 1991. On the right is set P870, 51530 closest. On the left 37 010 is hauling a failed Class 108 on 2B83, the 1746 ex-Barnstaple which terminated there. John Simmonds.
37011 & 31314 head stock for Doncaster Works on the morning of Friday 24th March 1978. Behind the locos is a two-car Class 114, then a Mark I coach, and finally a Met-Camm DMBS and Met-Camm DMC (or DMS) facing cab to cab. John Simmonds.
A joint BR/Steamport Open Day at Southport on September 11th 1982, saw a connecting service between Southport Station and the former Engine Shed in Derby Road, operated by Birkenhead based 03189 with Class 108 DMU M52051/M51936 providing the passenger accomodation. With former West Lancashire Railway land as a backdrop, 03189 propels one of the frequent shuttles away from the Steamport Museum and was about to pass under Windsor Road Footbridge. The Museum closed in 1999 and the site is now a retail park. The land above the 03 was the former route to the original West Lancashire Railway terminus station at Derby Road, used by services of the independent company when the line opened in 1883 from Preston until it was absorbed by the L&Y in 1897, the station being closed to passenger trains in 1901 following remodelling at Chapel Street. The WLR station was then used for goods traffic until 1973. Martyn Hilbert.
A joint BR/Steamport Museum open day at Southport on the 11th September 1982, featured a shuttle service between Southport Station and the Museum premises, hauled by Birkenhead allocated Class 03, 03189 with a 2-car Class 108 dmu. The ensemble is seen from the Windsor Road Footbridge heading from BR metals into the Steamport premises. Martyn Hilbert.
08525 rescues failed E52083 + E59711 + E52072 seen at Holgate, York on 17/05/1980. John Carter.
25 080 hauls what is presumably a refurbished Class 117 set at Dawlish Warren in September 1980. Andrew Pilkington.
A Class 20 hauls Met-Camm set 101306 south past Edinburgh Airport (out of sight to the right). S Saunders.
A Class 20 hauls Met-Camm set 101306 south past Edinburgh Airport (out of sight to the left) circa 1982. A tower of the Forth Road Bridge can be seen at the end of the tracks. S Saunders.
Run in conjunction with Worcester Rail Day, 20066/20138 were photographed at Hereford on 2 May 1993 on one of a series of "mini-tours" which used DMU sets T404 + T412 as the hauled stock. They had set off from Birmingham New St, and, after visiting the Open Day at Worcester, tour participants had a choice from a return trip to Gloucester, then two return trips to Hereford, before the return to Birmingham. Lewis Bevan.
A Class 108 power-trailer set seen at Doncaster with 37215 on April 16, 1986. Lewis Bevan.
Class 121 975659, set number L135, is seen at Derby on 01.11.1990 being hauled by 31272. This was converted from 55035. Andy Cole.
975010 Test Car Iris is seen passing Saltley on 02.09.1988 being hauled by 97204. Andy Cole.
DMS 51375 is part of a Class 117 set seen being hauled past Washwood Heath by 47 481 on 26.09.1995. Andy Cole.
On March 21, 1959, WM railbus E79964 is hauled into Marks Tey station by 61651. Michael Mensing.
Retro-green M54247 + M53964 are seen in Carlisle station on March 14th 1987. They failed working the 10:27 ex - Skipton, and were rescued by 47 630. Hamish Stevenson.
31 132 attached to a Class 114 set in Leeds station, no other details known, probably late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.
Failed set T075 is hauled out of Bettws Y Coed by 47214 'Distillers MG' working a Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno train on 04-07-1991. The DMBS closest is 51245, the Strathclyde liveried DMS should be 53160. Gordon Thomson.
A 2-car Class 101 attached to 40 026 in Shipley station in 1977. Rex Holt.
In Shipley station in 1977 40 026 waits to depart hauling a 2-car Class 101. Rex Holt.
A refurbished Class 101 is seen attached to 40 026 in Shipley station in 1977. Rex Holt.
40 026 hauls a 2-car refurbished DMU at Shipley in 1977. Rex Holt.
Class 101 E51201 + E54347 towed by 37138 passing Ely North Junction on 10.09.88. The DMU had previously worked 2K11 07.03 Doncaster – Peterborough via The Joint but due to a failure 37138 came to assistance and now running forward as an ECS possibly to Cambridge. Surface Stock.
45141 hauls a rake of DMU's (including 51927 & 51941) from Tyseley past Saltley, 12.05.1987. Andy Cole.
31412 with DMUs E54405 + E51207 + E51229 + E54089 at Ely North Junction, 19.08.87. Surface Stock.
Class 101 E54390 is seen near Ely on route to Snailwell, 4th July 1988. Surface Stock.
The March tool van and E54384 nearest pass Ely Dock with a rake to Snailwell, July 12th 1988. Behind loco 47 323 is E54125. Surface Stock.
Boarded up on the inside, Class 105 trailer E54125 is in a trainload of condemned vehicles bound for Snailwell. Seen at Ely Dock on July 12th 1988 behind 47 323. Surface Stock.
47 323 is seen at Ely Dock with a trainload of condemned DMUs (and a brakedown van) bound for Snailwell on July 12th, 1988. The first Class 105 vehicle behind the loco is E54125, the last Class 101 at the far end is E54384. Surface Stock.
31298 was on crew training duties working off Newton Heath Depot at the time which may have been the reason it was hauling this 3-car Class 110 DMU through Manchester Victoria on 24th April 1984. S Gaskell.
A failed DMU gets a helping hand from 55 002 THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY on April 25th 1981. The Deltic had arrived with the "North Briton" railtour from York via Carlisle, so the watching enthusiasts were able to enjoy the sight of KOYLI indulging in a bit of shunting before returning south. Syd Young.
On the 17th June 1980 56234 and 50955 are seen being dragged through Carnforth station by 25 209. Jerry Glover.
20 204 hauls one of the ScR Class 116 sets passes Saughton Junction towards Haymarket on the 26th February 1979. Steve Davies Collection.
54370 + 51217 are being hauled by 31 458 when seen passing Oxbridge Sidings and the premises of TJ Thompsons just south of Stockton station on a Middlesborough - Newcastle service, 29th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
31 458 is hauling 51217 + 54370 at Stockton on a Newcastle - Middlesborough train on the 29th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
31 456 is at the head of (furthest to closest) (possibly 51828)/51842 and 54408/53944 at Sheffield on the 13th September 1989. Malcolm Clements.
SC50158 is the lead vehicle in this failed set that is being hauled by 46014 when seen at Haymarket on 25/9/82. Stuart Mackay.
Sc50158 is being rescued by 46 014 after failing in Haymarket station, 25th September 1982. Stuart Mackay.
47289 at Leeds waiting to haul 51520 and 51456, 19th August 1989. Jerry Glover.
45 055 is seen at the head of a 101 set at Manchester Victoria, 18/5/83. Jerry Glover.
37078 is at the front of 51440, 51497, 53200 & 54075 at Thornaby, 8th October 1986. Jerry Glover.
31146 drags 53969 + 54236 + 54489 + 54231 as 5Z41 1011 Longsight to C.F Booths past New Mills, 18/10/91. Kevin Dowd.
31102 Cricklewood drags 54205 + 54210 + 54258 + 53975 past New Mills South Jct as 5Z41 10:11 Longsight to CF Booths Rotherham 27-9-91. Kevin Dowd.
31460 drags M53977 + M59390 + M54261 as 5Z41 1011 Longsight to C.F. Booths Rotherham for scrap. New Mills South Junction 4-10-91. Kevin Dowd.