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Vehicle 50053 / 53053

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: 30211
Diagram: 553

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50053 - original number
53053 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 4th March 1990

Set number: T324

Class 116 DMBS 53053 leading set T324, with 59672 and 53101 on the Lickey Incline near Bromsgrove on 4/Mar/1990. The centre trailer is a class 115 TCL. The leading vehicle still retains it's top marker light - originally the earliest batches of class 116s had four marker lights, one above the destination box and three across the cab front. Later the lower centre marker light was removed leaving just the two standard marker lights on the cab front; in most cases the top light was removed at the same time. Robert Chilton.


Date: 2nd January 1992

Set number: T324

T324 (53053 + 59672 + 53101) with T027 (53019 + 54006) at Hereford, having arrived as the 17:30 ex-Birmingham New Street on the 2nd January 1992. Gazza Prescott.


Date: unknown

Set number: T333

An interesting formation (116 DMBS, 116 DMS, 116 DMS, 115 DMBS (smaller brake compartment) and 116 DMS), seen at Small Heath, Birmingham. Emitting a great plume of smoke as it passes... destination blind reads Longbridge, but it's not clear if this is a passenger service or an ECS move. The leading car is M53053, and set T333, which dates it around late 1993. Graeme Phillips Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 13th September 1987

Set number: T324

Class 116 DMS 53101 at the rear of set T324 formed with class 115 TC 59672 and class 116 DMBS 53053 at Sleaford on 13/Sep/1987. Robert Chilton.


Date: 11th May 1991

Set number: T324

T324 (53101 + 59672 + 53053 leaves Old Hill working the 17:09 Worcester F St-Birmingham New St. on the 11th May 1991. Gazza Prescott.


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