British Rail Class 951
|British Rail Class 951|
|Electric system(s)||750 V DC third rail|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
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The British Rail Class 951 was reserved for former diesel-electric multiple units converted for departmental use. Units were converted for various tasks, including application of sandite, de-icing duties, and use as tractor units to tow other trains. This classification is now obsolete, as all units have either been withdrawn, or renumbered into the Class 930 range.
Units were originally numbered from 1066 onwards. This was because the first unit converted were former Hastings units, and 1066 was the year the Battle of Hastings occurred. Units were subsequently renumbered into the 951066-070 range, although not all units survived long enough in traffic to receive their new set number. The main units are dealt with below.
|TOPS||SR Series||Original||DM||T||DM (DT*)|
|-||1066||201002||1986||Sandite unit||201||NSE||977376 (ex-60002)||977379 (ex-60504)||977377 (ex-60003)||1994||Scrapped|
|-||1067||203001||1990||Sandite unit||203||NSE||977698 (ex-60152)||977697 (ex-60523)||977699 (ex-60153)||1996||Scrapped|
|-||1068||207014/011||1990||Sandite unit||207/203||NSE||977700 (ex-60139)||977696 (ex-60522)||977701* (ex-60910)||1992||Scrapped|
|951069||1069||205027/031||1993||Sandite/De-icing unit||205||NSE||977939 (ex-60145)||977870 (ex-60660)||977940 (ex-60149)||1997||Renumbered to 930301|
|951070||1070||207010/013||1994||Tractor unit||207||NSE||977906 (ex-60135)||-||977907 (ex-60138)||1998||Preserved|