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Vehicle 50454 / 53454


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)
Nov-57 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 04/02/67 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
w/e 05/11/76 Transferred to BX (Buxton)
circa Oct-82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
09/07/89 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath) PNHX
20/01/92 Sector Change to PXXZ
09/03/92 Withdrawn from DY (Derby) PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has window bars

circa Oct-89 - N669 53454 + 53528 moved to Derby RTC for autogear transmission trials in relation to the Class 108 life extension program, and would also be used on the Old Dalby line for Track Circuit Actuator ('Shunt Assistor') tests.

06/05/90 - 53454 + 53528 appeared at the Bescot Open Day, still carrying set number N669. It was announced that they had been donated to the Severn Valley Railway where they would move after a repaint into green at Tyseley.

01/07/90 - 53454 + 53528 appeared at the Gloucester 150 Rail Day, now carrying set number T104. They arrived under their own power from Tyseley the previous day, and would depart at 17:30 when the open day closed.

circa Oct-90 - 53454 + 53528 were based at the Derby EDU and being used on the Wirksworth branch for electrical resistance tests. After completion they were destined to return to Tyseley for repaint into green for the Severn Valley.

29/03/91 - 51941 + 52064 arrived at the Severn Valley Railway. They were a replacement for 53454 + 53528 which were originally destined for the line but were found to contain asbestos between the underframe and floor. The 108 set, T068, was made available instead after a proposed sale to Balfour Beatty for a Channel Tunnel inspection unit was cancelled.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50454 - original number
53454 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50454 59162 50506 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50454 59162 50506 Transfer to 5D - Nov-57
50454 59162 50506 Transfer to BX - w/e 05/11/76
53454 53528 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53454 53528 Noted 3rd September 1987
53454 53528 Noted 10th October 1987
53454 53528 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N669 53454 53528 Listed at NH - May 1988
N669 53454 53528 Listed at NH - May-88
N669 53454 53528 Noted circa Jul-88
N669 53454 53528 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
N669 53454 59187 53528 Noted 06/05/89

Modifications

Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th April 1986

M53454 at Manchester Victoria, 20/4/86. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 23rd April 1987

M53454 at Leeds, 23/4/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

Passing through the village of Furness Vale is BRC&W Newton Heath allocated 3 car set N669 (53454, 59187, 53528), with the 104 DMUPG "Buxton 104 Farewell" on a special Manchester Piccadilly-Buxton non stop run on 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

53454 at Buxton on the 6th May 1989, showing Whaley Bridge on its blind, a throw back from the Whaley Bridge turn back days, on the route which they became synonynous with, with the 104 DMUPG "Buxton 104 Farewell" which had just worked in non stop from Manchester Piccadilly, by this time the 104's had been displaced by 108's which in turn were being displaced by the new Sprinters, so this might well have been the last visit of a 104 to Buxton. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

53454 + 59187 + 53528 at Buxton. on the 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (53454 + 59187 + 53528) arrive at Buxton with the 104 DMUPG "Buxton 104 Farewell" which had just worked in non stop from Manchester Piccadilly on 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

A close up of Class 104 DMU 53454 at Manchester Piccadilly showing Special on its blind, in readiness for a none stop run to Buxton, 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

53454 is being prepared at Manchester Piccadilly by the 104 DMUPG for the "Buxton 104 Farewell" on the 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

A busy scene at Manchester Piccadilly's platforms 1-4 on the 6th May 1989, including five Derby Class 108 units (51927 is rightmost), one of them a Buxton white roofed 3 car example, and on the left 104 unit N669 is being prepared for a special run to Buxton, on the right is an ex-AM3 Glasgow Blue Train in the shape of the Manchester PTE liveried Class 303. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53454 + M59187 + M53528) running into Manchester Piccadilly as 5T41 ex-Longsight. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 at Manchester Piccadilly on the 6th May 1989 having arrived ex-Longsight for 2T41, the 1:08pm to Buxton. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53454+M59187+M53528) at Manchester Piccadilly having arrived ex-Longsight to work 2T41, the 13:08 to Buxton on 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 at Manchester Piccadilly before headboards and bulling up are applied for the 13:08 departure to Buxton, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 with headboards applied for the 13:08 departure from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 ready for the right away from Manchester Piccadilly on the 13:08 to Buxton with Driver Albert Holme and Guard G Wright, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 at Furness Vale on the 13:08 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Stuart Broome.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 at Eaves Tunnel / Dove Holes on the 13:08 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Stuart Broome.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 shunts across to platform 1 at Buxton after arriving on the 13:08 ex-Manchester, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 hides from the sun while it shunts across to platform 1 at Buxton after arriving on the 13:08 ex-Manchester, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) waits at Buxton to return to Piccadilly on the 14:34 (2T42) on 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

Taken from 53454's cab as N669 is about to pass Bibbington Summit after climbing out of Buxton on the 14:34 to Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

After working the 14:34 from Buxton N669 was fueled on Longsight TMD after running ECS from Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53454 + M59187 + M53528) departing from Romiley on 2M41, the 14:49 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly on 10-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

Class 104 Set N669 (M53454 + M59187 + M53528) arrives at Romiley on 2H68, the 16:49 Manchester Piccadilly to Marple on 10-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

Class 104 set N669 (formed of M53454 + M59187 + M53528) arrives at New Mills Central on 10-5-89. Stuart Broome.

DMU

Date: 12th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 53454(Nearest, rear vehicle)+ M59187 + M53528 depart Whaley Bridge on the 09:08 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly on 12/5/87. Note Royal Mail bags being thrown from 57217. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 20th May 1989

Set number: N669

53454 + 59187 + 53528 wait in Llandudno station with the 13:36 to Llandudno Junction. The six blue-grey vehicles behind will form a subsequent departure, and there's a Tyseley suburban set on the left. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1990

Set number: N669

Newton Heath Class 104 set N669 comprising of 53454 + 53528 are seen at Bescot Open Day on 6th May 1990, they are now preserved. Andrew J Crowther.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

Heading down the gradient between Disley and Middlewood on 6th May 1989 is a BRC&W Newton Heath allocated 3 car set N669 (53528, 59187, 53454), with the 104 DMUPG "Buxton 104 Farewell" on a special Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly non stop run. By this time the 104's had been displaced by 108's which in turn were being displaced by the new Sprinters, so this might well have been the last visit of a 104 to Buxton. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528+M59187+M53454) running into Manchester Piccadilly as 5T41 ex-Longsight. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: CH373

Class 108 set CH373 (M53932 + M59207 + M51569) is on 2H07, the 14:07 to Manchester Piccadilly, while N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) waits to return to Piccadilly at 14:34 on 2T42, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) awaiting to depart Buxton on the 14:34 to Manchester Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) on 2M41, the 14:49 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly at Romiley on 10-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) passes through Romiley on 5H68, the 17:23 Marple to Manchester Piccadilly on 10-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

Set N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) at Romiley on 2H68, the 16:49 Manchester Piccadilly to Marple on 10-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

Set N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) departing Romiley on 2H69, the 18:43 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly, 10-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) waiting to depart New Mills Central with 2H69, the 18:43 to Manchester Piccadilly on 10-5-89. Stuart Broome.

DMU

Date: 10th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) seen at Hague Bar on 10/5/89, working 2H69, the 18:43 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 11th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 M53528 + M59187 + M53454 arrive at New Mills Central on 2M39, the 12:42 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly, 11-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 12th May 1989

Set number: N669

N669 M53528 + M59187 + M53454 arrive at Whaley Bridge on the 09:08 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly, 12-5-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1991

Set number: T104

T104, withdrawn, but with a brighter future decided that day. On the 3rd February 1991, the close of tenders resulted in the pair (M53528 + M53454) being preserved. 20 011 and 45 121 are alongside at Derby Etches Park. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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