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Vehicle 50487 / 53487


Class 104

BR Diagram 558

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: 30294
Diagram: 558

Allocations

Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Sep-57 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Oct-57 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
w/e 01/10/60 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
27/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
20/05/89 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath) PNHX

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50487 - original number
53487 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50435 59143 50487 As delivered to 9A - July 1957
50435 59143 50487 Noted 16th September 1957
53421 59148 53487 Noted 26/01/85
BX481 53421 59148 53487 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes
BX481 53421 59148 53487 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53421 53487 Formation change - NH - Apr-86
53421 53487 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53421 59306 53487 Formation change - NH - circa Oct-86
53421 53487 Noted 20/06/87
N676 53532 53487 Listed at NH - May-88
N676 53532 53487 Noted circa Jul-88

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th June 1987

M53487 + M53421 are seen in Leyland station during their stop with the 06:20 Preston - Liverpool Lime Street service on June 20, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 16th July 1988

Set number: N676

53487 sits in the company of 31223 and 45128 at Manchester Victoria, 16th July 1988. Gazza Prescott.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 26th January 1985

On the approach to Manchester Piccadilly is Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu M53421, M59148, M53487 arriving with a service from Buxton, 26th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 17th August 1985

Set number: BX481

A six-car set, headed by set BX481 and M53421 (presumably with M59148 + M53487), enters Manchester Piccadilly on 17/8/85. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 22nd December 1985

Set number: BX481

A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX481 (M53421 + M59148 + M53487), climbs the 1-60 bank up towards Norbury Hollow level crossing whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service, 22nd December 1985. These units truly worked nationwide, but it was the Buxton route which they became synonymous with. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1991

Set number: N676

53487 is stacked on top of 53532 at Vic Berry's, 17/2/91. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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