Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30293
50429 - original number
53429 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Set BX482 with 53429 at the front arrives into Manchester Piccadilly on the 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.
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.
Twin DMBS set L703 (53429 & 53470) about to enter West Drayton on 1/10/87. Malcolm Clements.
Twin DMBS set L703 comprised 53429 and 53470 when seen at Barking, 01/09/89. Jerry Glover.
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.
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.
L703 is seen at Kings Sutton as a Class 104 DMBS/DMBS set, presumably 53429 53470. Tom Clift.