Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30294
|Jul-57||New to||9A (Longsight)|
|Sep-57||Transferred to||5A (Crewe North)|
|Jun-58||Transferred to||9A (Longsight)|
|4w/e 01/07/61||Transferred to||9D (Buxton)|
|Jul-61||Transferred to||5A (Crewe North)|
|Apr-63||Transferred to||5D (Stoke)|
|3w/e 30/04/66||Transferred to||2H (Monument Lane)|
|w/e 07/01/67||Transferred to||2A (Tyseley)|
|2w/e 09/03/68||Transferred to||9D (Newton Heath)|
|4w/e 31/12/72||Transferred to||9L (Buxton)|
|May-73||Depot code change||BX (Buxton)|
|26/03/86||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|11/05/86||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Feb-87||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
9th August 1986 - Seen with white cab roof dome
50491 - original number
53491 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50439||59147||50491||As delivered to 9A - July 1957|
|50439||59147||50491||Transfer to 9L - Dec-72|
|BX483||53430||59187||53491||Listed at BX - circa Jul-85|
|BX483||53430||59187||53491||Listed at BX - circa Dec-85|
|53430||53491||Formation change - NH - circa Mar-86|
|53430||53491||Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986 - Withdrawn but still in traffic|
|514||53705||59559||53491||Listed at Ayr - August 1986|
|514||53705||59559||53491||Noted 4th August 1986|
|514||53705||59559||53491||Noted 9th August 1986|
|101368||53491||59225||53695||Formed at AY circa Aug-86|
|104368||53491||59225||53525||Formed at AY circa Oct-86|
With the Buxton tracks having been temporary slewed for the Hazel Grove chord, two Buxton allocated BRC&W class 104 dmu's, BX484 (left) and BX483 (right, presumably with 53491 closest), with their white trademark cab roofs pass each other, working the Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton services on 16th November 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 104 53491 awaits departure from Glasgow Central in the summer of 1986. Andrew McConnell.
Class 104 DMCL no 53491 in plain blue leads blue / grey 59554 (class 101) and 53705 (class 120) in platform 1 of Ayr station on 30-08-1986. This is typical of the 'Frankenstein' dmu sets that were put together in the 1980's immediately prior to the start of electric services, four weeks after this picture was taken. Gordon Thomson.
Set 427 (53491 + 59559 + 51987) with the 10:35 Glasgow Central - Edinburgh at Curriehill on the 11th October 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
On a cold and snowy day Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu M53430, M59187, M53491, is seen in its home town waiting to take out the next service to Manchester Piccadilly. 24th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Set 514 at Largs in 1986, the hybrid formation contained 53705 (120), 59559 (101) and 53491 (104). Andrew McConnell.
514 is seen in Glasgow Central, the set composed of the 120, a 101 centre car (59559) and 104 DMC (53491). Summer 1986. Andrew McConnell.