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Vehicle 50897 / 53897

Class 116

BR Diagram 554

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30364
Diagram: 554

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50897 - original number
53897 - from Feb-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 2nd July 1988

Set number: T422

Class 116 M53897 is the rear vehicle of a 6-car set departing from Skegness on the 2nd July 1988. Kevin Law.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 1st May 1985

Derby three-car unit 53844 - 59335 - 53897 passing the unique Stratford Southern signalbox forming a service to North Woolwich, just prior to energisation of the third rail, 1st May 1985. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 26th July 1991

Set number: T417

Class 115 DMBS no. 51892 leading Tyseley's set T417 formed with 59595, 59335 & 53897 (mixed class 115/127/116) into Birmingham New Street with a Cross-City line service bound for Lichfield City on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.


Date: 29th November 1992

Set number: T405

Class 116 DMBS 51138 leading set T405, formed as a three-car with TSL 59611 (Cl.127) and DMS 53897, seen at Birmingham New Street on the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line. Robert Chilton.



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