Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30294
50530 - original number
53530 - from Oct-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
53530 on a service to Blackburn at Manchester Victoria on the 26th February 1986. Dennis Taylor.
It wasn't often that you saw 2 car BRC&W class 104 on the Buxton line, as all Buxton units were 3 cars. This Newton Heath allocated set comprising of 53530 & 53478 seen heading back to Manchester on the outskirts of Disley on 13th July 1987. The set on the back is one of the Longsight allocated class 127 ex Bed-Pan units now in parcels use. Andrew J Crowther.
At Lenzie on 25-05-1988 Class 104 set 458 (car 53530 closest) is on the 11.37 Glasgow Queen Street - Dunblane train, whilst a 107 calls at the Glasgow bound platform. Gordon Thomson.
Set 458 is a 104/101/104 hybrid with two brake vans, formed 53530 + 59082 + 53478. It is seen in Perth station on July 27, 1988 with a Class 101 working the 20:20 Perth - Kirkcaldy service. Hamish Stevenson.
53530 + 59082 + 53478 pass through Princes Street Gardens with the 12:52 Kirkcaldy - Edinburgh service on August 17, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
53530 + 53478 sit in Chester depot on June 3rd, 1989. Both were official withdrawn a few days later on the 7th. The DMS has a window missing, an engine missing, and has a charging lead plugged in. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 104 53530 shell and stacked behind are Manchester Pullman and sleeper cars, 14th October 1989. Surface Stock.
Class 110 E51815 + E59703 + E51829 + class 104 M53530 + 53478 in a hybrid livery approach Manchester Victoria on the 16th July 1983. Kevin Law.