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Vehicle 50956 / 53956 / 977811


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: 30465
Diagram: 543

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50956 - original number
53956 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977811 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977811

Sandite / Route Learner From 10/92 to 10/95. Carried set number LO907

Images:

DMU

Date: 1974

A Class 108 DMU at Seascale, Cumbria in 1974. These Class 108 power-trailer sets were the mainstay of Cumbrian Coast services for many years, finally replaced in late 1991. Here, in blue livery, with headcode box and carrying a tail lamp, M50956 is seen departing on the rear of a Carlisle-Barrow-in-Furness service. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 31st July 1978

M50956 at the head of M56238, M50965, M56248, M50968 and M56251 at Windermere on the 31st July 1978. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1989

53956 and 54238 are seen approaching Seaham station with the SuO 17:15 Newcastle - Middlesbrough on 18/6/89. Graeme Phillips.

DMU

Date: 3rd November 1995

Set number: LO907

Half of Longsight based Sandite & route learning unit no. LO907, vehicle no. 977811 formerly DMBS 53956/50956 is seen languishing at C.F. Booths scrapyard on 03/Nov/1995. It was eventually scrapped in July 1996. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 1996

Set number: LO907

The rear end of vehicle 977811 of set LO907, formerly 53956/50956. The gangway connection was ripped off when the next vehicle was moved while only connected by the gangway connection securing clamps! To the immediate left is 977815, formerly DMCL 52059. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: LO907

977811, part of sandite set LO907, at CF Booths circa early 1996. Painted on the bodyside is "sold, do not remove parts" and on the bogie "SVR" Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 11th May 1996

Set number: LO907

977811 (ex-50956) awaiting disposal at Booths of Rotherham, 11th May 1996. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 11th May 1996

The rear of Sandite / Route Learner 977811 (ex-53956) at Booths scrap yard, Rotherham on 11th May 1996. S Gaskell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 2nd December 1987

M54238 and M53956 at Morecambe on 02-12-87. Vincent Haworth.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1989

A Class 108 formed of 54238 and 53956 seen at Seaham with the SuO 17:15 Newcastle - Middlesbrough on 18/06/89. Graeme Phillips.

DMU

Date: 1996

Set number: LO907

Vehicle no. 977810 formerly DMBS 51901 at C.F. Booths scrapyard in mid-1996. The damage to the cab was caused by the bucket arm of a large excavator being used to move the vehicle. On the far right is it's latter-day partner in Sandite set LO907, 977811. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 1996

Set number: LO910

Vehicle no. 977836 formerly DMBS 53941/50941 is seen languishing at C.F. Booths scrapyard in mid-1996 in the company of other ex-Sandite vehicles. On the far left is 977811, formerly 53956/50956. Robert Chilton.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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