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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

Allocations

30/05/58 New to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
3w/e 30/08/58 Transferred to 51A (Darlington)
30/11/58 Transferred to South Gosforth
Jan-59 Transferred to 50B (Neville Hill)
Feb-59 Transferred to South Gosforth
3w/e 04/06/60 Transferred to 51A (Darlington)
4w/e 01/10/60 On loan to 55H (Neville Hill)
3w/e 01/07/61 On loan to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 04/11/61 Ex-loan back to 51A (Darlington)
4w/e 25/05/68 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
May-73Depot code changeNL (Neville Hill)
w/e 30/01/77 Transferred to NR (Norwich)
25/04/82 Transferred to LO (Longsight)
circa Feb-84 Transferred to BX (Buxton)
27/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
11/05/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)
Jun-86 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
Jun-86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
3w/e 21/12/86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr) - also noted as Feb-87 and officially as 02/06/88.

Notes

24th April 1987 - Seen at Falkland Yard

29th April 1987 - Seen at Falkland Yard

6th July 1987 - Seen at Falkland Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

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

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50598 56189 As delivered to 56G - 30th May 1958
50598 56189 Transfer to 51A - 3w/e 30/08/58
50598 56189 Transfer to South Gosforth - 30/11/58
50598 56189 Transfer to 50B - Jan-59
50598 56187 Transfer to 51A - 3w/e 04/06/60
50598 56187 Transfer to 55H - 4w/e 01/10/60 - on loan
50598 56189 Transfer to 31A - 3w/e 01/07/61 - on loan
50598 56189 Transfer to 51A - 4w/e 04/11/61
50598 56074 Noted 22/02/75
50598 56189 Transfer to NR - w/e 30/01/77
53598 59144 53542 Noted 20/01/85
BX488 53598 59144 53542 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85
BX488 53598 59144 53542 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
455 51294 59796 53598 Noted 9th July 1986
53210 59090 53598 Noted 17th July 1986
53210 59090 53598 Noted 31st July 1986
455 53210 59090 53598 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
53210 59090 53598 Noted 6th September 1986
104455 53598 59796 53673 Formation change - AY - circa Oct-86
53380 59104 53598 Noted 15th November 1986
53380 59104 53598 Noted 19th November 1986
104455 53598 59796 53525 Formation change - circa Dec-86 - 53525 replaced 53673

Images:

DMU

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.

DMU

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.

DMU

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.

DMU

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.

DMU

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:

DMU

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.

DMU

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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