British Rail Class 951

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British Rail Class 951
Operator(s) British Rail/Railtrack
Specifications
Electric system(s) 750 V DC third rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

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 This classification is now obsolete, as all units have either been withdrawn, or renumbered into the Class 930 range.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.

Key: Preserved Reclassified Scrapped
Unit No. Converted Use Former

Class

Final

Livery

Formation Wdn. Status
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