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Vehicle 50355 / 53355


Class 100

BR Diagram 536

Builder: GRC&W
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30278
Diagram: 536

Allocations

Sep-57 New to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
Nov-57 On loan to 8E (Brunswick)
Jan-58 Transferred to 8E (Brunswick)
Jun-58 Transferred to 3C (Ryecroft)
Jun-60Depot code change21F (Ryecroft)
Sep-63Depot code change2G (Ryecroft)
3w/e 31/01/65 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2G (Ryecroft)
3w/e 30/06/66 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
3w/e 30/03/69 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
10/06/84 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
May-85 Stored S. NH (Newton Heath)
p/e 11/09/85 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
p/e 17/02/87 Stored S. NH (Newton Heath)
circa July 1987 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
31/03/89 Transferred to CP PSPX
13/06/89 Withdrawn from CP PXXZ

Notes

Dec-86 - 53355 + 53812 transfer to AY to become 105553 published but then cancelled.

Apr-87 - 53355 + 53812 transfer to CH and Leyland engines fitted published then cancelled.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50355 - original number
53355 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50355 56110 As delivered to 6G - September 1957
50355 56110 Transfer to 8E - Nov-57
53355 53812 Noted 30/10/83
53355 53812 Noted 24/08/84
53355 53812 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
N699 53355 53812 Listed at NH - May-88
N699 53355 53812 Noted circa May-88
N699 53355 53812 Noted circa Jul-88

Modifications

circa Jul-72 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 24th August 1984

53355 at Cheetam Hill with 53812, 24/8/84. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 17th December 1985

Standing in Manchester Victoria on 17th December 1985 with a service for Blackburn is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area. It comprised of a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were to be the last of their class in service. They were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 1986

The final 100/105 hybrid set 53355 / 53812 leaving Preston in 1986. The top marker lamp appears to have a red bulb in it, and a Class 127 parcels set is on the right. Gery Miller.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1986

The last Class 100 in passenger service M53355, paired with the last class 105 Cravens unit in service, M53812 forming a Blackburnl service at Manchester Victoria on 17 February 1986. This Newton Heath-allocated unit at the time was I believe the last BR DMU to carry a traditional tail lamp, as seen in this view, in place of marker lights. They were at one time earmarked for preservation by the National Railway Museum, probably the reason why they remained in service for so long after the other class members had been withdrawn, but a change of policy at the museum saw them consigned for scrap. They did have a brief spell of fame, achieving celebrity status due to their survival long after other class 100 and 105 units. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 22nd March 1986

53355 and 53812 are seen in Manchester Victoria on the 22nd March 1986. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 27th September 1986

53355 Class 100 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 27th September 1986. This was the last Class 100 left in service, and it is coupled to it's long time partner 53812 which was the last Class 105 in service. Both were sadly scrapped. Note the Manchester based Class 504 to the left, visiting the wheel lathe. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 11th October 1986

53355 Class 100 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 11/10/86. It is coupled to Class 104 centre car 59153 and Class 105 DMS 53812. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1988

Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988, its nice to see that the destination blind is set correctly, a month later this blind had disappeared. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 20th February 1988

Standing in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 3 on the 20th February 1988 is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area. It comprised of 1957 Gloucester built Class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens Class 105 DMCL (M53812). Both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1988

Set number: N699

53355 and 53812 labelled N699, are seen at Stalybridge on the 11:xx shuttle to Stockport, 18th June 1988. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1990

Set number: N699

53355 at Vic Berrys, Leicester, 24/10/90. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1990

Set number: N699

53355 seen at Vic Berrys yard at Leicester on 24/10/90 with 53812. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 11th November 1990

Set number: N699

M53355 Vic Berrys, Leicester 11-11-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 11th November 1990

Set number: N699

M53355 Vic Berrys, Leicester. Unsuccessful attempts were made to save N699. 11-11-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 11th November 1990

Set number: N699

M53355 Vic Berrys, Leicester 11-11-90. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 1986

The final 105/100 hybrid set 53812 / 53355 leaving Preston in 1986. Gary Miller.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1986

The 'business end' on this occasion of the class 105/100 Cravens/Gloucester hybrid DMU (M53812-M53355) at Manchester Victoria during the evening of 17 February 1986, with the driver having a 'power nap' before his departure for Blackburn. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 22nd March 1986

Class 105 53812 with Class 100 53355 in Manchester Victoria on 22/3/86. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 28th July 1986

A 4-car DMU formation in Preston on the 28th July 1986 with the Class 105/100 hybrid 53812 + 53355 nearest. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 27th September 1986

Class 105 53812 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 27.09.1986 coupled with it's long time partner 53355. 53812 was the last Class 105 in service and 53355 was the last Class 100 in service. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1988

Something i have learnt today about these Cravens units is that they have the identical side profile, the same windows and doors to MK1 coaching stock! Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812) and a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1988

Set number: N699

N699 (53812 + 53355) at Stalybridge with a train for Stockport on the 18th June 1988. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: N699

Set N699, formed of Class 105 53812 and Class 100 53355 is seen at Blackburn. Tom Clift.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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