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Vehicle 50434 / 53434


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

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50434 - original number
53434 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th November 1983

Set number: BX487

Class 104/110 'hybrid' DMU set BX487 (DMBS M53434 nearest camera) waits at Manchester Piccadilly with a train for Buxton - 20/11/1983. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: 1st April 1984

Set number: BX486

53434 is closest in blue-grey liveried set BX486 is seen at Manchester Piccadilly on the 1st April 1984. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 1st June 1985

Set number: 104325

Two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53434 and SC53424, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1986

Set number: 104325

"Mexican Bean" set 104 325 (53434 / 53424) in Eastfield depot, 30th April 1986. Neil Cannon.

DMU

Date: 16th June 1987

Set number: 104325

Mexican Bean Class 104 Sc53434 + Sc53424 is seen in Oban after arriving on the rear of the 18:20 Glasgow - Oban on June 16, 1987. They made this move regularly to Eastfield depot for servicing and fuelling, and were locked out of use for the journey. Hamish Stevenson.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 1st April 1984

Set number: BX486

Blue-grey liveried set BX486 arrives into Manchester Piccadilly on the 1st April 1984. The formation is believed to be 53424 + 59207 + 53434. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 1st June 1985

Set number: 104325

Stabled in the yard at Oban along with a YCV Turbot open ballast wagon are two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53424 and SC53434, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: August 1985

Set number: 104325

The "Mexican Bean" (53424 / 53434) glimpsed at Dalmally from a passing train while working an Oban to Crianlarich shuttle on a rainy day in August 1985. John McIntyre.

DMU

Date: 11th August 1986

Set number: 104325

Seen at Oban on 11/08/1986, 104325 consisted of vehicles SC53424 + SC53434 and was painted in this so-called "Mexican Bean" livery of maroon and white for use on the Oban - Crianlarich summer shuttle services. It was often attached to the rear of a loco-hauled service to be taken back to its home depot of Eastfield (ED), Glasgow, for servicing / refueling. Note the white West Highland Terrier symbol on the bodyside, representing the said depot. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 8th December 1990

Set number: 104325

Withdrawn "Mexican Bean" Class 104 set 53424 and 53434 stored at Thornton Junction on 08/12/90. Stuart Mackay.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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