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Vehicle 50420 / 53420


Class 104

BR Diagram 556

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30290
Diagram: 556

Allocations

Apr-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Sep-57 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
27/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
11/05/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50420 - original number
53420 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50420 59132 50424 As delivered to - Apr-57
50420 59132 50424 Noted 20th April 1957
50420 59132 50424 Noted 24/05/80
53420 59152 53474 Noted 27/01/85
BX480 53420 59152 53474 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85
BX480 53420 59152 53474 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53420 53427 Formation change - NH - Mar-86

Images:

DMU

Date: circa April 57

An official image of M50420 + M59132 + M50424, probably at Wirksworth. British Railways.

DMU

Date: 27th January 1985

On a snowy winters day Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu headed by the first of the class, M53420 with M59152, M53474, stand in my home village of Furness Vale, with a Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service, 27th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 9th March 1985

Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu (M53420, M59152, M53474) breezes through Heaton Chapel with a Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service, overtaking 25kv class 304 emu 304013 as it slows for its station stop. 9th March 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 14th July 1985

Set number: BX484

Class 104 set BX484 at Llandudno on 14/7/85 with 'Stockport' on the destination blind. There is another set behind. From the left the vehicles are: M53431, M59137, M53496, M53420, M59152 and M53474. Kenneth Leiper.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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