Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30211
50080 - original number
53080 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A three car Class 116 suburban dmu built in 1957, Cardiff set C300, is formed of W50080, W59030 & W50122. It is departing as the 10.32 Treherbert to Barry Island service on Monday August 6th 1979. Gerard Fletcher.
With Cardiff Central showing on the destination blind, C300 (presumably 50080 + 59030 + 50122) has a well deserved rest after grinding its way up the Rhymney Valley into Rhymney station on 22/5/80. Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 set C300 stabled at Treherbert on the 12th August 1984. Steve Davies Collection.
W53080 as part of set C300, seen at Cardiff Central on the 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
C300 in Barry station. Late 1980s. Steve Davies Collection.
C360 (53080 + 53122) at Merthyr Tydfil on the 18:04 to Penarth, 19/4/89. Gazza Prescott.
W53080 heads C360 into Abercynon with a Cardiff to Merthyr train, on the 21st August 1989. Mac Winfield.
W53122 + W59030 + W53080 form set C300 at Coryton after arrival with the 12:22 from Penarth on September 30, 1985. Hamish Stevenson.
C300 (53122 + 59030 + 50080) at Cardiff Central on the 8th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
C360 (53122 + 53080) and C362 (53128 + 53086) arrive at Radyr on the 18:42 Treherbert-Penarth, 22nd April 1989. Gazza Prescott.
On the 22nd April 1989 C360 (53122 + 53080) and C362 (53128 + 53086) are seen at Treherbert, having arrived on the 19:55 ex-Penarth. Gazza Prescott.
C360 (53122 + 53080) At Abercynon on a return trip to Barry Island from Merthyr Tydfil 21/8/89. Mac Winfield.