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Vehicle 50496 / 53496


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

Sep-57 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Jan-58 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 01/07/61 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
4w/e 05/11/66 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
13/09/81 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
17/10/82 Transferred to BX (Buxton)
27/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
10/11/88 Stored S. CP PSPX
09/03/89 Withdrawn from CP PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has B & W cab

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50496 - original number
53496 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50444 59152 50496 As delivered to 5B - September 1957
53436 53496 Noted 23/02/85
BX484 53431 59137 53496 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes and black window surrounds
BX484 53431 59137 53496 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53431 53496 Formation change - NH - circa Apr-86
53431 53496 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53460 53496 Formation change - NH - circa Dec-86
53460 53496 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N670 53460 53496 Listed at NH - May-88

Modifications

Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 13th October 1974

Leicester Midland Platform 1 on 13th October 1974 and BRCW Class 104 dmu M50496 stands with the 13.35 to Peterborough via Oakham. The overall roof & Midland Railway awnings are still in place & the tower above the dmu is part of the 1903 Station facade on London Road. The brick building on the right is the GPO but it no longer has any connection with the railway. Pete LG99.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1986

Set number: BX484

There's no doubting that the independent snow plough has been out doing a successful job overnight! Buxton DMU depot on 17th February 1986 with BRCW Class 104 set BX484 (M53496 nearest to the camera) adding to the fumes in the shed. DMU depots had a unique atmosphere of their own, although I doubt that those that had to work in these conditions felt the same about it! Remember the sound of Leyland, AEC and Rolls Royce engines turning over, slip, trip and fall hazards, and the inadequate fume extraction systems in depots such as Marylebone, Leith Central, Hull Botanic Gardens, Lincoln, Chester and Corkerhill, to name but a few. Memories! Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 2nd March 1986

Set number: BX484

A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53496, M59137, M53431) has terminated at Disley on 2nd March 1986 because of Sunday engineering works further down the line and is crossing back over to work the return service to Buxton. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. In it's last years Disley was a "Peak" hour only box, with i think 1 maybe 2 Disley peak hour expresses from Manchester Piccadilly terminating here, they were probably the only passenger trains scheduled not to stop at Stockport. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 26th March 1989

M53496 Vic Berrys, Leicester 26-3-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 9th April 1989

Set number: N670

M53496 (N670) Vic Berrys, Leicester 9-4-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 9th April 1989

Set number: N670

M53496 (N670) Vic Berrys, Leicester 9-4-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1989

Set number: N670

M53496 (N670) Vic Berrys, Leicester 16-4-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1989

Set number: N670

M53496 (N670) Vic Berrys, Leicester 16-4-89. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 20th January 1985

Set number: BX484

Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496), is seen at Bankend between New Mills Newtown and Furness Vale, whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service. 20th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 23rd February 1985

Passing the semaphores on the approach to Bolton station is a Newton Heath allocated class 104 BRC&W dmu - M53436 + M53496 - on a Manchester Victoria-Blackburn local service, 23rd February 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 14th July 1985

Set number: BX484

Class 104 set BX484 at Llandudno on 14/7/85 with 'Stockport' on the destination blind. There is another set behind. From the left the vehicles are: M53431, M59137, M53496, M53420, M59152 and M53474. Kenneth Leiper.

DMU

Date: 2nd March 1986

Set number: BX484

On 2nd March 1986 a white roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496) has just terminated at Disley, because of Sunday engineering works further down the line, passengers will now cross over and board the GMT "standard" waiting on the A6 to take them to Hazel Grove. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. Andrew J Crowther.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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