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Vehicle 50429 / 53429

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: 30293
Diagram: 556


w/e 01/06/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Jun-57 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
2w/e 15/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
05/07/87 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common)
Jun-88 Reinstated OO (Old Oak Common)
p/e 31/12/88 Sector Change to NGBX
p/e 07/12/91 Sector Change to NXXZ - (stored)
23/12/91 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common) NXXZ

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50429 - original number
53429 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50429 59137 50481 As delivered to 9A - w/e 01/06/57
BX482 53429 59195 53507 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes and black window surrounds
BX482 53429 59195 53507 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53429 53507 Formation change - NH - circa Apr-86
53429 59195 53507 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986 - on loan Buxton
L703 53429 53470 Formed at OO circa 10/87
L703 53429 53470 Listed at - 15/05/89
L703 53429 53470 Noted 13th July 1990
L703 53429 53470 Listed at OO - 21/01/91



Date: 24th April 1984

Set number: BX482

Set BX482 with 53429 at the front arrives into Manchester Piccadilly on the 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.


Date: 7th December 1985

Set number: BX482

Class 104 53429, set number BX 482, is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 07.12.1985 while allocated to Buxton. Note the addition of white cab roof and black window surrounds. Andy Cole.


Date: 1st October 1987

Set number: L703

Twin DMBS set L703 (53429 & 53470) about to enter West Drayton on 1/10/87. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 1st September 1989

Set number: L703

Twin DMBS set L703 comprised 53429 and 53470 when seen at Barking, 01/09/89. Jerry Glover.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 7th July 1985

Set number: BX482

On 7th July 1985, coming out of the New Mills turn back tunnel, as we called it as it was used to turn back the 2 car dmus back to Manchester, is a Buxton "White Roofed" allocated BRC&W dmu BX482 (M53507, M59195, M53429), officially called Hayfield Tunnel it was the start of the 2.5 mile branch to Hayfield which closed to all traffic on 03/01/70, the tunnel is 197 yards long and was only half bricked up at the other end. Today the tunnel is trackless but the tunnel mouth is still there, at the other end of the tunnel is the start of the Sett Valley trail which is on the old track bed to Hayfield. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 2nd June 1987

Set number: BX482

Birmingham R.C.& W.Co class 104 units 53507-53429 forming the 17:40 Bolton service at Manchester Victoria on 2 June 1987. Gordon Edgar.


Date: unknown

Set number: L703

L703 is seen at Kings Sutton as a Class 104 DMBS/DMBS set, presumably 53429 53470. Tom Clift.



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