Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30211
50053 - original number
53053 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Two Tyseley 116 dmus (TS543 in plain blue (with 50053 presumably closest) and a refurbished set) waits their next working from platform 3 at Stratford upon Avon. Date unknown. Stephen Burdett.
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.
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.
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.
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.
T324 (53101 + 59672 + 53053) leaves Old Hill working the 17:09 Worcester F St-Birmingham New St. on the 11th May 1991. Gazza Prescott.