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Set Numbers / Formations


Buxton Class 108 Sets

By Kevin Dowd

The following information is taken from notes as made by myself at the time. The dates stated are when the formation/detail variations were noted, NOT the date any changes were made. All of Buxton’s sets were reallocated to Chester on Sunday 19th March 1989.

Key

SL “SPA LINE” transfer under middle windscreen
W White cab roof
W+B White cab roof and black windscreen surrounds
HLO Headlamp operative
HLX Headlamp non operative (No lens in holder)
HLH Headlamp holder bracket fitted (No lamp)
HLOL Headlamp fitted on drivers side tail lamp bracket and operative
  NOTE, Headlamps refer to the early central Wales type, NOT Wypac ones.
R Red buffer beam
WM West Midlands logo on headcode box
E Longsight black Eagle logo transfer below middle windscreen
WD Red Welsh Dragon emblem transfer under middle windscreen

BX 370

17/9/88 M53626 M59144 M53636
SL SL, W

11/10/88 Cl 108 M59187 Cl 108

13/10/88 and 10/11/88 M51947 M59187 M53636
HLH, NO SET
NUMBER ON THIS VEH.
SL, W

3/2/89 M53626? M59144 M53636
SL, W

To CH370
12/9/89 and 13/10/89 51496 59082 M53645


BX 371

No observations as BX371

To CH370

31/3/89 M53929? M59155  M52039

8/5/89 and 4/7/89 M53925 M59155 M52039
still has BX number
5/10/89 Now numbered CH 371

To CH 631

6/12/89 M53925 M52039

19/5/90 M53925 M52050
B+W


BX 372

21/1/89, 2/3/89 and 13/3/89 M53930 M59148 M52056
W, SL, R

To CH372

11/4/89, 28/4/89, 10/5/89,
4/9/89 and 10/10/89
M53930 M59148 M52056
W, R

To CH 632

16/10/89 M53930 M52056
W, R

7/7/90 M53930 M52056
W, R, WD WD


BX 373

17/9/88, 12/10/88 and 9/12/88 M53932 M51569
W B+W

12/2/89, 15/2/89 and 3/3/89 M53932 M59207 M51569
W B+W

To CH 373

4/4/89, 15/5/89, 13/7/89 and 17/8/89 M53932 M59207 M51569
W B+W

To CH 633

13/10/89, 10/2/90 and 16/2/90 M53932 M51569
W B+W


BX 374

16/10/88 M51935 M59183 M51568
W B+W SL

21/1/89, 1/2/89 M51935 M59183 M51568
W, SL SL

To CH 374

10/7/89 M51935 M59183 M51568
W, SL SL

6/8/89 M51935 M59388 M51568
W, SL SL

(M51568 formed CH 620 with M51943 from CH 377)

To CH 350

5/10/89 and 20/10/89 M51935 M59388 M51927
W, SL WM

To LO 350

15/11/89 M51935 M59388 M51927
WM, E, LO 350 WM, E, still CH 350

4/12/89 M51935 M59388 M51927
E, WM removed E, WM removed, now LO 350

6/1/90 M51935 M59388 M51927
E Removed E Removed

8/3/90 and 26/3/90 51496 M59388 M51927
LO 349 LO 350

To LO 349

28/3/90 and 27/4/90 51496 M59388 M51927

To CH 353

10/5/90 ?? - Class 101 M59388 M51927

18/5/90 53291 M59388 M51927

15/6/90 and 29/6/90 53291 M59388 M51927
WD


BX 375

16/10/88 M51933? M59137 M/W52065 (M No1 side, W No2 side!)
W B+W HLH

12/2/89, 16/2/89 M51938 M59137 W/M52065
SL HLH

To CH 375

10/4/89, 8/5/89, 11/7/89, 23/7/89,
16/8/89, 7/9/89 and 19/10/89
M51938 M59137 M/W52065
SL HLH

To CH 625

26/1/90 and 10/2/90 M51938 W/M52065


BX 376

No observations as BX 376

To CH 376

16/5/89, 29/6/89, 11/7/89,
30/8/89, 13/9/89
M51941 M59183 M52064
SL, W

To CH 626

5/3/90, 29/3/90 and 2/5/90 M51941 M52064
SL, W

18/6/90 M51941 M52064
WD, W WD


BX 377

5/10/88 M51943 M59390 M52049
SL SL, W, no set number

13/10/88 M51948 M59389 M52050
B+W, SL

29/1/89, 12/2/89 and 15/3/89 M51943 M59390 M52049
SL, W SL, W

To CH 377

4/4/89 and 22/7/89 M51943 M59390 M52049
SL, W SL, W

31/10/89 M51943 M54485
W as CH279 (M51943 formed CH 620 after CH 279)

To CH 621

18/10/89, 5/4/90 and 20/4/90 M51902 M52049
SL, W

21/6/90 M51902 M52049
WD WD, W, 2nd man's screen has silver frame


BX 378

18/1/89 and 29/1/89 M51945 M59149 M52060
SL SL

TO CH 602 (Not known if renumbered to CH378)

29/6/89 M51945 M52060
SL SL

To CH 627

11/10/89 and 23/10/89 M51945 M52060
SL SL

21/12/89 M51945 M52060
SL removed from both vehicles, no set numbers, ex-works repaint.

9/2/90 and 4/4/90 M51945 M52060
HLOL HLOL (CH 627 set numbers reapplied to both vehicles)

M51945 M52060
WD, HLOL  WD, HLOL 


BX 379

21/1/89, 31/1/89
and 4/5/89 (Still BX379)
M51948 M59389 M52050
W, used to be B+W, only single arm wiper fitted B+W

To CH 378 (not noted as CH379)

16/8/89 M51948 M59389 M52050
W, pantograph wiper arm now fitted B+W

To CH 624

26/1/90 and 7/3/90 M51948 M52050
W B+W

(M52050 Still B+W to CH 631 (+ M53925), noted as such 19/5/90)

22/6/90 and 2/8/90 M51948 M52039
W, WD WD


BX 380

16/9/88 M51947 M59187 M53634
HLH W

12/2/89 M51947 M59187 M53634
HLH, no set number W, SL
16/3/89 No set numbers on either car

To CH 380

8/4/89 M51947 M59187 M53634
HLH W, SL

(M59187 removed from CH380 at Chester depot on 5/5/89 and added to N669 M53454+M53528)

To CH 603

10/8/89 M51947 M53634
HLH W, SL

To CH 628

10/2/90, 17/4/90 M51947 M53634
HLH, ex-works W, SL

22/6/90 M51947 M53634
HLH, WD  WD


BX 381

16/9/88, 30/9/88, 10/10/88,
7/11/88, 19/1/89, 30/1/89
M51950 M59152 M52062
HLO HLX

To CH 381

3/4/89 M51950 M52062
HLO HLO

To CH 604

6/6/89, 22/8/89 M51950 M52062
HLO HLO

To CH 629

9/2/90, 13/3/90 and 2/5/90 M51950 M52062
HLO HLO

7/6/90 and 22/6/90 M51950 M52062
HLO, WD HLO, WD


CH 620

(Ex CH 374 and CH 377)

3/10/89 M51418 M51568
SL

30/1/90 and 10/2/90 M51943 M51568
W, BX 377 number still in 2nd mans windscreen

2/4/90, 17/4/90 and 3/5/90 M51943 M51568
W, BX 377 number removed

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