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Vehicle 50493 / 53493


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

Aug-57 New to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-57 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Dec-57 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 01/07/61 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
4w/e 29/12/62 Transferred to 17A (Derby Etches Park)
Sep-63Depot code change16C (Derby Etches Park)
11/09/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
11/06/90 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath) PZQZ

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50493 - original number
53493 - from Sep-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50441 59149 50493 As delivered to 9D - August 1957
53443 53493 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
N666 53444 53493 Noted circa May-88
N666 53444 53493 Noted circa Jul-88
N666 53444 53493 Noted 24/04/89

Modifications

Dec-71 - Friction Control Springs Removed
Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 24th April 1984

53493 passes Manchester Exchange on 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 29th May 1984

53493 seen in Manchester Victoria station on the 29th May 1984. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: September 1984

A 104/101 formation at Manchester Victoria circa September 1984. The 104 DMS is 53493. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 24th April 1989

Set number: N666

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.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1990

Set number: N666

53493 and 53511 head a long line of vehicles awaiting disposal at Vic Berrys on 24/10/90. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 28th October 1990

Set number: N666

M53493 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 28-10-90. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 24th April 1989

Set number: N666

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.

DMU

Date: 8th June 1990

Amongst the DMUs at Newton Heath on 08.06.90 were M53444 and M53493 and in the foreground M53421. Surface Stock.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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