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Vehicle 50451 / 53451


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 05/10/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Jan-58 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
4w/e 05/11/66 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
w/e 01/05/77 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
11/06/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PZQZ

Notes

10th October 1987 - Seen with no luggage racks

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50451 - original number
53451 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50451 59159 50503 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50451 59153 50501 Noted 02/01/71
53451 53518 Formation change - NH - circa Feb-86
53451 53518 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53451 53518 Noted 10th October 1987
53451 53518 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N668 53451 53518 Listed at NH - May-88
N668 53451 53518 Noted circa Jul-88
CH611 53451 53517 Listed at CH - 14/10/89
CH611 53451 53529 Listed at CH - mid May-90

Images:

DMU

Date: 27th October 1984

Class 104 53451 is seen at Leeds on 27.10.1984, working with a Class 108 vehicle. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 1st April 1988

Set number: N668

53451 heads set N668 at Manchester Victoria on the 1st April 1988. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 15th February 1990

Set number: CH611

A rather tired looking Chester allocated Class 104 DMU set CH611 comprising of 53451 + 53517 in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 1 with a local service, 15th February 1990. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: CH611

CH611 (M53451 + M53529) near Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 31st May 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53451 + M53529 depart Chester 20 minutes late (both cars required water!) with the 14:19 to Helsby, 31-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1991

53451/50529 had been used as part of the DMU Auto-gear and carriage washing experiments. They are seen in the photograph at Etches Park on 3/2/91, days before leaving for Snailwell on the 12th. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 9th April 1977

A class 120 dmu (set EP485) prepares to leave Lincoln St Marks for Nottingham whilst a class 104 unit is stabled, 9/4/77. The 104 DMBS closest is either 50450 or 50451. St Marks was closed in 1985 with all services being concentrated on Central station. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 20th February 1988

BRC&W Class 104 DMU M53518 + M53451 calls at Reddish South with the shuttle from Stockport to Stalybridge, a service that ran hourly, on the 20th February 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: N668

53518 at Chester with the 21:28 to Manchester Piccadilly (set N668 also apparently comprised 53451), late '89 or 1990. Driver Atherton is ex-Northwich (8E). Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1989

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53517 + M53451 stabled on Chester Depot 3-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th January 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 (53517 + 53451) at Chester with the 14:35 to Warrington Central on 6/1/90. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 15th February 1990

Set number: CH611

A rather tired looking Chester allocated Class 104 set CH611 comprising of 53517 + 53451 in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 1 with a local service, 15th February 1990. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: CH611

CH611 (53529 + 53451) at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53529 + M53451 waits to depart Llandudno with the 17:17 to Stalybridge, 30-4-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 4th May 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53529 + M53451 arrive into Manchester Piccadilly ECS from Stockport CS, seen from CH610 M53447 (+ 53531) on 2H06, the 16:07 Man Piccadilly to Buxton, the last ever time a 104 worked to Buxton. 4th May 1990. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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