Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30294
50493 - original number
53493 - from Sep-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
53493 passes Manchester Exchange on 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.
53493 seen in Manchester Victoria station on the 29th May 1984. Dennis Taylor.
A 104/101 formation at Manchester Victoria circa September 1984. The 104 DMS is 53493. Stuart Mackay Collection.
This was the last time I saw a BRC&W Class 104 on the Buxton line on a service train, as they had long since been displaced on the Buxton line by this time, interesting too the second time I had seen a 2 car example, as all Buxton units were 3 cars. This is Newton Heath allocated N666 led by 53493 heading back to Manchester on the outskirts of Hazel Grove, 24th April 1989. Andrew J Crowther.
53493 and 53511 head a long line of vehicles awaiting disposal at Vic Berrys on 24/10/90. Ian Francis.
M53493 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 28-10-90. Kevin Dowd.
A BRC&W Class 104/Derby Class 108 combination on a peak hour working, 24th April 1989, having just left Furness Vale on their way up to Buxton. This is Newton Heath allocated N666 comprising of 53444 + 53493. Andrew J Crowther.
Amongst the DMUs at Newton Heath on 08.06.90 were M53444 and M53493 and in the foreground M53421. Surface Stock.