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Vehicle 50601 / 53601

Class 108

BR Diagram 543

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30406
Diagram: 543

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50601 - original number
53601 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 22nd March 1980

E50601 at York on 22/3/80. Chris Lings.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 23rd July 1977

23/07/1977: Class 108 E50601 E56192 are seen heading out of Newcastle. Does anyone know the history of this unit operating in the north-east? Was it a demonstrator for the refurbishment programme? There are plenty of photos showing unrefurbished Class 108s in the area in blue livery up to around 1977, but this is the only example I've seen in Refurbished livery, as if they were transferred away at refurbishment. Unrefurbished Class 104s and 105s seemed to appear at around the same time as replacements - was the north-east treat like the poor relation and sent tatty units while Yorkshire got the refurbished ones? Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 10th August 1980

Class 104 4-car set (E50566 + E59191 + E59242 + E50545) and 2-car Class 108 (E56192 + E50601) at Morecambe on 10th August 1980. Robert Frise.



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