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Vehicle 50598 / 53598

Class 104

BR Diagram 557

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: 30404
Diagram: 557

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50598 - original number
53598 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 22nd February 1975

E50598 and E56074 at Skipton with the 17.15 to Leeds on 22nd Feb 75. With 25 minutes to go to departure time mixed twin set E50598 and E56074 wait for custom at Skipton. 54A South Dock.


Date: 25th July 1982

Class 104 DMBS 50598 has had it's cab replated during heavy repairs at Doncaster when seen on the 25th July 1982. Chris Lings.


Date: 20th January 1985

Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu M53598, M59144, M53542, is seen at Bankend between Furness Vale and New Mills Newtown, whilst working a Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service. 20th January 1985 Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 30th August 1986

Set number: 455

BRCW Class 104 DMBS 53598 is the trailing power car in mixed Set 455 seen here leaving Prestwick station in August 1986. The wires are in place for the Ayrshire electrification which would go live the following month. The centre car is a Metro-Cammel vehicle (59090). A typically mixed set in the final fling of the DMU in Scotland. Andrew McConnell.


Date: September 1986

Set number: 455

Indian summer of the DMU in Ayrshire. Set 455 (presumably 53598 + 59090 + 53210) works with a Class 120 set at Ayr station in September 1986. Andrew McConnell.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 9th March 1985

Having just left Middlewood station on the 1in60 climb to Disley, Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu (M53542, M59144, M53598) emerges from the short Middlewood Tunnel which takes the railway underneath the Macclesfield Canal. 9th March 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 30th November 1985

Set number: BX488

With the Buxton tracks having been temporary slewed, two Buxton allocated BRC&W class 104 dmu's are about to pass each other, working the Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton services on 30th November 1985. The cord track bed is now in place it wont be long before the track on the cord is in place as well, providing a link between the old Midland Rly that crosses the bridge and the L&NW Rly, an idea that was first proposed in 1902, the cord opened for traffic on the 12th May 1986. BX488 presumably contains 53542 59144 53598. Andrew J Crowther.



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