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Vehicle 50847 / 53847

Class 116

BR Diagram 553

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30363
Diagram: 553

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50847 - original number
53847 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 13th February 1977

Set number: C313

Class 116 set C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900) grinds up the Rhondda from Pontypridd with a Sunday service from Penarth to Treherbert approaching Trehafod. 13/2/1977. Stephen Burdett.


Date: 6th August 1979

Set number: C313

On 6th August 1979, car no. W50847 was only three weeks out of works, hence its smart appearance. My notes for the day quote it as working the 12.45 Cardiff - Merthyr & 14.00 return, but this latter service appears to be a through train to Barry Island if the destination blind is correct. Cardiff set C313 W50847 + W59040 + W50900. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 20th May 1980

Set number: C313

A Barry Island service waits to leave a much reduced Merthyr Tydfil station on 20/5/1980. Formed of C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900). Stephen Burdett.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 20th June 1987

Set number: C313

C313 (53900 + 59040 + 53847) at Treherbert with the 10:14 to Cardiff Central on the 20th June 1987. Gazza Prescott.


Date: 4th August 1987

Set number: C313

C313 (W53900 + W59040 + W53847) inside a very clean and tidy Cardiff Canton depot on August 4th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.


Date: 16th September 1987

Set number: C590

Cars 51087 59040 53847 are seen awaiting departure from the then platform 5 at Newcastle with an evening commuter service, 16/9/87. The front car is Class 119, the other two are Class 116. Adjacent in the then platform 4 are Mk 1 coaches (distinguishable from DMU stock by the window frames and Commonwealth bogies), probably a locomotive-hauled Pacer substitution - these were invariably three coaches in length, and their positioning relative to the DMU suggests a locomotive may be 'trapped' at the buffer stops. Graeme Phillips Collection.



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