Mendip Traction & Rolling Stock Group's repainted heritage DMU power car No. 51909, with driving trailer No. 54271 at the rear, stabled at East Somerset Railway's Cranmore base on 10th October 2020. They are both BR 'Derby Lightweight' vehicles, so called due to their aluminium construction (the cab and gangway ends are steel). No. 51909 was built by BR at Derby in April 1960. It weighs 29 tons and is 58ft long, with a Guards/Luggage area and Second Class seating. No. 54271's original number was 56271 and changed in August 1983. Both cars would have carried the prefix 'M', indicating that they worked on the Midland Region of British Rail.
Roger Wasley       


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