Unit in Service for SRPS 50th Anniversary Gala and Diesel Gala weekends

50th AnniversaryAbove: The Unit during the SRPS 50th Anniversary Gala 27/28th August 2011.

The DMU has recently been in service for two Special Gala weekends – The SRPS 50th Anniversary Gala in August and again just a few weekends later for the Diesel Gala weekend.

Most of the available steam & diesel locos were in traffic for the SRPS 50th Anniversary Gala event on 27/28th August as well as the Class 126 Intercity DMU. Four return trips were operated by the DMU over the weekend:

Saturday 27 August
12.53 Bo’ness to Manuel, stopping at Birkhill
13.21 Manuel to Bo’ness, stopping at Birkhill
14.51 Bo’ness to Birkhill
15.12 Birkhill to Bo’ness

Sunday 28 August
12.53 Bo’ness to Manuel, stopping at Kinneil and Birkhill
13.21 Manuel to Bo’ness, stopping at Birkhill and Kinneil
14.51 Bo’ness to Birkhill, stopping at Kinneil
15.12 Birkhill to Bo’ness, stopping at Kinneil

The Unit was also in service for the SRPS Diesel Gala Weekend on the 1st and 2nd of October, when it was in operation together with many of the SRPS’s fine collection of modern traction

Some films of the events have been posted by visitors on YouTube: This one contains a nice lineside shot of the DMU with Sc51017 leading at the SRPS 50th Anniversary Gala, starting at 00:30.

This film of the Diesel Gala has the Unit appearing at 05:15 with subsequent shots from inside the Unit can be found here.