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Vehicle 50442 / 53442


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

Aug-57 New to 5D (Stoke)
Sep-57 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Jan-58 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 01/07/61 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 18/03/67 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
2w/e 09/03/68 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
3w/e 27/09/75 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
w/e 24/04/76 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
21/05/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Notes

1988 - Orange cantrail stripe

1st January 1988 - Has window bars

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50442 - original number
53442 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50442 59150 50494 As delivered to 5D - August 1957
53442 53516 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53442 53516 Noted 13th September 1987
53442 53516 Noted 11th October 1987
53442 53516 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N664 53442 53516 Listed at NH - May-88
N664 53442 53516 Noted circa Jul-88
CH608 53442 53516 Noted 22/07/89
CH608 53442 53516 Listed at CH - 14/10/89
CH616 53442 53516 Noted 30/10/89

Modifications

Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: September 1984

A Class 104 formation, all with rood vents removed, departs from Manchester Victoria circa September 1984. DMBS 53442 is on the rear. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 15th September 1988

Set number: N664

Class 104 set N664 (53442 + 53516) in Manchester Piccadilly station on 15/9/88. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: 8th April 1989

DMU's old and new occupy Platforms 13 (Class 150/2 150229 'Sprinter'), and 14 (Class 104 '53442') at the west end of Manchester Victoria on 8th April 1989. This view has totally changed beyond recognition, all these platforms are now gone with a 21,000 seat arena built on top of where they used to be. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1990

Class 104 DMUs M53442 53516 and 53536 at Chester on June 5th 1990. Surface Stock.

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.

DMU

Date: June 1991

Set number: CH616

Class 104 DMBS M53442 at Snailwell in June 1991. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: June 1991

Set number: CH616

Class 104 M53442 at Snailwell in June 1991. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 17th October 1987

Class 104 M53516 with M53442 leading at Miles Platting on the 17th October 1987. Kevin Law.

DMU

Date: 9th April 1988

A BRC&W Class 104 DMU M53516 + M53442 arrives at Stockport with the shuttle from Stalybridge on the 9th April 1988, a service that ran hourly. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 22nd July 1989

Set number: CH608

Class 104 CH608 M53516 + M53442 on 2E34, 18:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at Buxworth, 22-7-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1989

Set number: CH616

CH616 M53516 + M53442 stand at Llandudno waiting to depart with the 13:28 to Holyhead, 30-10-89. Robert Simpson.

DMU

Date: 6th December 1989

Set number: CH616

CH616 M53516 + M53442 on Longsight TMD's 14X road after another hard days work! 6-12-89. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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