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Vehicle 50055 / 53055


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:

50055 - original number
53055 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Images:

DMU

Date: 7th August 1982

Set number: 523

Class 116 DMBS M50055 formed with unknown refurbished liveried TS and DMS M50116 of Tyseley set 523 at Redditch, Saturday 7th August 1982. Visible in the background is 56 003 waiting to continue the 'Grid Iron Grice' railtour back to London Bridge Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 4th January 1986

Set number: TS611

Class 116 DMBS 53055, set number TS611, is seen at Tyseley on 04.01.1986. It carries an unusual livery addition of an extended grey stripe past the cab windows and black window surrounds. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 1st June 1986

Set number: TS611

TS611 in it's unusual livery seen at Coalville depot on the 1st June 1986 when it was working shuttles to Leicester and Burton-on-Trent for the open day. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 19th September 1987

Set number: TS611

Taken on 19/9/87 at Birmingham Moor Street, a week before closure of the terminal platforms, class 116 set TS611 waits to leave for Dorridge. The platforms reopened in 2010 and the station is now the 2nd busiest in Birmingham and arguably the best!! Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 7th April 1993

Set number: T324

T324 M53055 + M59603 + M53101 on the approaches of New Street 7-4-93. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 9th September 1993

Set number: T424

T424 (53055 + 59603) with 118s 51314 + 51329 at Longbridge on an ECS to form the 16:54 to Lichfield City, 9/9/93. Gazza Prescott.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 9th June 1984

Set number: TS600

The Ruddington Requiem railtour at Lawfield on 9/6/84. It was formed 53910 + 59130 + 53857, 53055 + 59611 + 53116, 53318 + 59114 + 53328. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 4th May 1985

Set number: TS061

TS061 (presumably 55011) leads Class 116 set TS611 (including 53055 + 59611) at Dorridge on 4 May 1985. 54A South Dock.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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