Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30293
50431 - original number
53431 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496), is seen at Bankend between New Mills Newtown and Furness Vale, whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service. 20th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
On 2nd March 1986 a white roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496) has just terminated at Disley, because of Sunday engineering works further down the line, passengers will now cross over and board the GMT "standard" waiting on the A6 to take them to Hazel Grove. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. Andrew J Crowther.
CH606 M53431 + M53512 take fuel on Chester Depot, 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.
Condemned Class 104 DMUs M53431, 53512 and M53517 at Chester on June 5th, 1990. Surface Stock.
Class 104 DMBS M53431 at Snailwell in July 1991. Surface Stock.
Class 104s at Buxton, undated. The closest set carries the unusual set number BN462 (presumably BN is for Buxton), the vehicle number is possibly 50431. Hamish Stevenson.
A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53496, M59137, M53431) has terminated at Disley on 2nd March 1986 because of Sunday engineering works further down the line and is crossing back over to work the return service to Buxton. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. In it's last years Disley was a "Peak" hour only box, with i think 1 maybe 2 Disley peak hour expresses from Manchester Piccadilly terminating here, they were probably the only passenger trains scheduled not to stop at Stockport. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 104 53512 + 53431 with Class 108 54268 + 53934 at Manchester Victoria on 15/9/88. Rex Holt.
CH618 (M53512 + M53431) on 2E46, the 14:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at New Mills Central, 18-10-89. Kevin Dowd.
M53442, M53431, Sc59074, Sc59525, Sc59049 at Chester await being sent for scrap, 22-5-91. Kevin Dowd.