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Vehicle 50605 / 53605


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

Allocations

27/06/58 New to 51A (Darlington)
w/e 03/01/59 Transferred to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
3w/e 19/03/60 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
3w/e 02/07/60 Transferred to 55F (Manningham)
2w/e 05/06/65 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
2w/e 09/10/65 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
3w/e 20/05/67 Transferred to South Gosforth
w/e 13/02/77 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill)
13/05/84 Transferred to BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
22/07/84 Withdrawn from BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
Mar-85 Withdrawn from BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50605 - original number
53605 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50605 56196 As delivered to 51A - 27th June 1958
50605 56196 Transfer to 55H - 3w/e 19/03/60
50605 56196 Transfer to 55F - 3w/e 02/07/60
50605 56196 Transfer to 55H - 2w/e 05/06/65
50605 56196 Transfer to 50C - 2w/e 09/10/65
50605 56196 Transfer to South Gosforth - 3w/e 20/05/67

Modifications

Jan-75 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 21st July 1958

Whitby station on July 21st, 1958. Less than a month old, E50605 (presumably with 56196) is at the front of the 5.40pm Whitby - Middlesborough service, formed of a two-car 108 and two-car 101. They are awaiting the arrival of the 4.25pm ex-Scarborough before they depart as a combined train. Michael Mensing.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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