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Vehicle 50439 / 53439


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

Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Sep-57 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Jun-58 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 01/07/61 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Jul-61 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Apr-63 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
w/e 07/01/67 Transferred to 2A (Tyseley)
2w/e 09/03/68 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
Dec-72 Transferred to 9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
circa Sep-82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
24/10/83 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
24/05/87 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
26/01/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has NSE symbol

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50439 - original number
53439 - from Jan-85 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50439 59147 50491 As delivered to 9A - July 1957
50439 59147 50491 Transfer to 9L - Dec-72
53439 53425 Noted 22/12/84
53439 53492 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N663 53439 53492 Listed at NH - May 1988
N663 53439 53492 Listed at NH - May-88
N663 53439 53492 Noted circa May-88
N663 53439 53492 Noted circa Jul-88
N663 53439 53492 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
CH607 53439 53499 Listed at CH - 01/10/89

Images:

DMU

Date: 22nd December 1984

53439 + 53425 are seen at Leicester on the 22nd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 22nd December 1984

Class 104 DMBS M53439 seen at Leicester on the 22nd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 23rd December 1984

From left to right: Class 116 53826, Class 104 53439 and Class 105 54417. Seen at Leicester on the 23rd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 23rd March 1986

Class 104 DMBS M53439 is seen at Leicester on the 23rd March 1986 in the company of a Class 150 unit. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1988

53439 & 53492, as N663, at Stockport ex-Stalybridge shuttle, 16th April 1988. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 6th August 1989

Set number: CH607

Class 104 CH607 (M53439 + M53499) and Class 108 CH251 (M54489 + M51418) inside Llandudno Junction depot, 6-8-89. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 12th May 1984

53425/53439 at Bedford St Johns on 11.00 ex-Bletchley on 12 May 1984. On this date the "old" St Johns station closed, to be replaced by a basic halt on the direct curve from Midland station to the Bletchley line. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 12th May 1984

DMU 53425/53439 stand at the old Bedford St Johns station on the 11.00 to Bletchley on 12 May 1984 - the last day. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 22nd December 1984

Bletchley allocated 53425 + 53439 at Leicester on the 22nd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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