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Vehicle 50455 / 53455


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)
Dec-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 Dec-83 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
05/03/84 Transferred to CW (Cricklewood)
10/05/87 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common)
Jun-88 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common)
Oct-88 Reinstated OO (Old Oak Common)
p/e 31/12/88 Sector Change to NGBX
21/01/92 Transferred to RG (Reading) NWRX
22/09/92 Withdrawn from RG (Reading) NWRX

Notes

07/03/84 - 53455/479/492/501 were noted at Cricklewood on 7/3/84.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50455 - original number
53455 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50455 59163 50507 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50455 59163 50507 Transfer to BX - w/e 05/11/76
53455 53522 Noted 15/10/84
L702 53455 53539 Formed at OO circa 10/87
L702 53455 53539 Listed at - 15/05/89
L702 53455 53539 Listed at OO - 21/01/91
51343 51571 53455 Listed at - 24/02/92 - NSE NWRX pool
L730 53455 59495 51571 Listed at - 12/08/92

Images:

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1980

This shows 50455 facing 50507 at NH on 3/2/80. Despite it looking as if the two vehicles are cannibalised and about to be scrapped, both vehicles returned to traffic for several more years. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 26th December 1985

Class 104 53455 on 26.12.1985 stabled at Tyseley. It was later preserved. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 27th November 1987

Set number: L702

L702 is composed of a Class 104 DMBS (presumably 53455) and a Class 121 DTS. It is working with a Class 121 bubble car when seen at Didcot on November 27, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L702

A study of L702 (presumably 53455 + 53539) at Gospel Oak. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L702

L702 (53455 + 53539) seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th October 1990

Set number: L702

Class 104 53455, set number L702, is seen departing Paddington on 20.10.1990 in Network South East livery. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1992

Set number: L730

53455 with 51571, as L730 at Greenford on the 09:56 to Ealing Broadway, 17/4/92. Gazza Prescott.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 3rd March 1987

53xxx and 53455 on a service to Gospel Oak waiting to leave Barking on the 3rd March 1987. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L702

Class 104 set L702 (presumably 53539 + 53455) departs from Barking. Undated. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L702

Class 104 DMBS 53539 is part of set L702 with 53455 when seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1990

Set number: L702

A Class 104 dmu (53455 + 53539) passes Leytonstone on a Gospel Oak-Barking train on 30 April 1990. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 8th November 1990

Set number: L701

L701 53437 + 53479, L705 53599 + 51572, L702 53539 + 53455 at St Pancras on the early morning ECS moves from Old Oak Common to Gospel Oak and Barking, 8-11-90. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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