CLASS 172/0 DIESEL MECHANICAL MULTIPLE UNITS
During 2009/2010, a small fleet of eight 170/2 (Nos.172001 to 172008) two-car diesel mechanical diesel multiple units with German ZF transmissions were delivered for use on the Gospel Oak to Barking line in London . The carriage numbers being 59311 to 59318 and 59411 to 59418. From 2019 these eight units were slowly cascaded to the West Midland Trains.
West Midlands Trains wasted no time in using them on the hourly inter-city express from Birmingham to Hereford. These photographs, which were taken by Andrew Smith on Thurday 1st July 2021, show Nos.172004 and 172005 with the 13.50 to Hereford (train code No.1V28).