Current number:
977385
Any other previous number(s):
BR EMU 61148
Notes:
Scrapped - Strawberry Hill on site by MRJ Phillips 8/97

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  • 977385

    11 October 2009 - kev smith

    known as beastie - I have a pic of me taken somewhere with this unit when it was sandite at croxley green station in 1987

  • 977385

    12 October 2009 - Rob Morel

    The "non" driving end also modified to have driving controls,yellow end,whistle etc

    any photos anyone?

    Had adaptor couplers at "non" driving end for moving more modern stock also I recall.

  • 977385

    12 October 2009 - Dave Birchall

    Is this still being used??

  • 977385

    12 October 2009 - Dave Birchall

    Ignore that, i just read the fact box!!!

  • 977385

    12 October 2009 - Andrew Humphries

    I came across this shot which shows off the rear of beastie quite well.

    http://graemegleaves.fotopic.net/p43770262.html

  • 977385

    2 November 2009 - Nigel Spate

    I model the North London Lines with my layout Croxley Wiggenhall Road Depot and have made a model of the Beastie - still requires numbers and window bars

    http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/XercesFobe/?action=view¤t=BeastieFront1-1.jpg

    http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/XercesFobe/?action=view¤t=BeastieRear1.jpg

    http://croxleywiggenhallroaddepot.website.orange.co.uk/

    Any more info on this unit would be appreciated I was lucky to see it from a passing train the week before it was scrapped.

    Reading the comments above, this unit never visited Croxley Green as it was converted at Strawberry Hill Depot although I have it on good authority it did run down the Shepperton branch under engineers possession to rescue a 465/466 which had failed during commissioning tests, on at least on one occasion.

    Regards,

    Nigel Spate

  • 977385

    2 November 2009 - kev smith

    this 501137 - the new line sanditer later it was replaced by "reliable" flying meccano class 121 Bubble cars

    http://mark5817.fotopic.net/p10165343.html

  • 977385

    2 November 2009 - Nige lSpate

    Thanks Kev.

    I did not realise that the 501 sandite unit lasted as late as 1990

    Regards,

    Nigel

  • 977385

    3 November 2009 - kev smith

    I have a pic of me somewhere pictured next to it at croxley green station back in 1987, on sandite duty it was sadly my 1st & only trip on a 501, a green 16 year old new railwayman.

  • 977385

    3 November 2009 - Nigel Spate

    I lived at Carpenders Park until 1969 and remember as a child travelling on the Class 501's to Watford on a Saturday until 1967 them my dad got a car. Not all bad as we use to drive past Croxley Green Shed every Saturday instead. I think my last trip on a 501 was into Broad Street circa 1982.

    I remember all the blue livery variations including the wrap around yellow cab 501. I am created one unit of each livery variation in blue at least for my Croxley WRD layout

    Nigel Spate

  • ADB977385

    14 August 2019 - Dan Adkins

    I don't think this is 977358, according to the page it links to, that's a BR CCT?

  • ADB977385

    17 August 2019 - Brian Cuttell

    Class 501 EMU ADB977385 (M61148) was used as a Tractor Unit and was repainted green in 1993.