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Vehicle 50431 / 53431


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

Allocations

w/e 15/06/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Jun-57 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Sep-57 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
Oct-58 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
27/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
14/05/90 Sector Change to PXXZ
11/06/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PZQZ

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50431 - original number
53431 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50431 59139 50483 As delivered to 9A - w/e 15/06/57
50431 59139 50483 Noted 17th June 1957
50431 59139 50483 Noted 23rd March 1958
BX484 53431 59137 53496 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes and black window surrounds
BX484 53431 59137 53496 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53431 53496 Formation change - NH - circa Apr-86
53431 53496 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53431 53512 Formation change - NH - circa Dec-86
N662 53431 53512 Listed at NH - May-88
N662 53431 53512 Noted circa Jul-88
53431 53512 Noted 09/08/89
CH606 53431 53512 Listed at CH - 14/10/89
CH618 53431 53512 Noted 18/10/89

Modifications

circa Dec-72 - AWS fitted
Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th January 1985

Set number: BX484

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.

DMU

Date: 2nd March 1986

Set number: BX484

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.

DMU

Date: 24th September 1989

Set number: CH606

CH606 M53431 + M53512 take fuel on Chester Depot, 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1990

Condemned Class 104 DMUs M53431, 53512 and M53517 at Chester on June 5th, 1990. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: July 1991

Set number: CH618

Class 104 DMBS M53431 at Snailwell in July 1991. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: BN462

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.

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.

DMU

Date: 2nd March 1986

Set number: BX484

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.

DMU

Date: 15th September 1988

Set number: N662

Class 104 53512 + 53431 with Class 108 54268 + 53934 at Manchester Victoria on 15/9/88. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: 18th October 1989

Set number: CH618

CH618 (M53512 + M53431) on 2E46, the 14:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at New Mills Central, 18-10-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 22nd May 1991

Set number: CH616

M53442, M53431, Sc59074, Sc59525, Sc59049 at Chester await being sent for scrap, 22-5-91. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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