Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30294
50507 - original number
53507 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
53507 on the back of BX482 arriving into Manchester Piccadilly on the 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.
Scuttling down the 1 in 60 decent between Disley and Hazel Grove with a Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service, is Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu (M53507, M59149, unknown DMBS) seen as it heads towards the short Middlewood Tunnel which takes the railway underneath the Macclesfield Canal. 9th March 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
On 7th July 1985, coming out of the New Mills turn back tunnel, as we called it as it was used to turn back the 2 car dmus back to Manchester, is a Buxton "White Roofed" allocated BRC&W dmu BX482 (M53507, M59195, M53429), officially called Hayfield Tunnel it was the start of the 2.5 mile branch to Hayfield which closed to all traffic on 03/01/70, the tunnel is 197 yards long and was only half bricked up at the other end. Today the tunnel is trackless but the tunnel mouth is still there, at the other end of the tunnel is the start of the Sett Valley trail which is on the old track bed to Hayfield. Andrew J Crowther.
Birmingham R.C.& W.Co class 104 units 53507-53429 forming the 17:40 Bolton service at Manchester Victoria on 2 June 1987. Gordon Edgar.
53507 heads a mixed livery Class 104 set with a 101 set behind at Manchester Victoria on the 1st April 1988. Dennis Taylor.
CH615 M53507 + M53534, stand in the old goods depot sidings at Warrington Central, at 16:35 on 2-9-89. Robert Simpson.
Class 104 M53507 CH615 at Vic Berry's with Upperton Road bridge behind, 10.02.90. Surface Stock.
This shows 50455 facing 50507 at NH on 3/2/80. Despite it looking as if the two vehicles are cannibalised and about to be scrapped, both vehicles returned to traffic for several more years. Jerry Glover.
Class 104 twin set in contrasting liveries M53534+M53507, the latter in all blue livery with the 13.26 Chesterfield-Sheffield at Tapton Junction, Chesterfield on the 21st July 1988. Kevin Law.