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Vehicle 50452 / 53452


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 9A (Longsight)
Jan-67 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
4w/e 04/02/67 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
circa Nov-83 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)
06/01/84 Reinstated AY (Ayr) - cover for fire damaged vehicles
p/e 12/05/86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

31st January 1984 - Seen carrying unit no. 104 450, blue livery

23rd February 1984 - Seen in plain blue livery

14th May 1984 - Seen in blue/grey livery

17th July 1984 - Seen in blue/grey livery

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50452 - original number
53452 - from Jan-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50452 59160 50504 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50452 59160 50504 Noted 03/08/79
53452 59225 53461 Noted 9th January 1984
53452 59225 53461 Noted 17th January 1984
104450 53452 59225 53525 Noted 31st January 1984
104450 53452 59225 52018 Noted 23rd February 1984
104450 53452 59225 53505 Noted 14th May 1984
104450 53452 59784 53505 Listed at AY - 17/06/84
104450 53452 59786 53505 Noted 4th August 1984
104450 53452 59225 53505 Listed at AY - 25/03/85
53452 59782 52021 Noted 30th July 1985
104450 53452 59225 53505 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986

Modifications

Dec-71 - Friction Control Springs Removed
circa Jul-72 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 104450

104 450 enters Johnstone. The DMBS is a 104 (presumably 53452), but the centre car seems to be a 107, and the DMC is a 101! And there are at least another four vehicles behind. Undated. Andrew McConnell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 3rd August 1979

Blackpool North was a frequent haunt for Class 104s. In the station when this shot was taken on the 3rd August 1979 were 50524 + 59183 + 50475, 50504 + 59160 + 50452, 50477 + 59185 + 50529 and 50517 + 59173 + 50465. Robert Frise.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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