Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30249
50150 - original number
53150 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Cars E53262 E59075 E53150 wait at Whitby to return to Darlington via Middlesbrough, sometime in 1984. With their day out at the seaside drawing to a close, the steady stream of boarding passengers slam the heavy doors behind them and locate a comfortable but springy seat. There is a distinctive smell, and windows and other fittings vibrate as the engines idle. As departure time comes, the guard buzzes to the driver to move off, and the train slowly pulls away through the gears, to set off on a scenic journey of 35 miles to Middlesbrough, which, with 15 intermediate stops including reversal at Battersby, will take almost 90 minutes. Graeme Phillips Collection.
The Hertfordshire 'Norseman' railtour at Bedale on the 18th February 1984. The vehicles visible are 53244 + 59084 + 53149 and 53295 + 53150. Chris Lings.
51219 + 53188 and 53150 + 53295 and 53149 at Bedale on the 'Norseman' railtour, 18th February 1984. Chris Lings.
The 'Norseman' railtour at Redmire on the 18th February 1984, a 2 + 2 + 3-car formation. From this end the vehicles were 51219 + 53188, 53150 + 53295, 53149 + 59084 + 53244. Chris Lings.