Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30602
56489 - original number
54489 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Yet another night without the comfort of a bed and the station clock confirms my dedication or stupidity, at 01:22 am. Longsight-allocated class 108 DMU Nos.54489-51906 on the Chester shuttle and Gateshead-allocated 47431 alongside on a parcels working at Crewe on 21st May 1985. Introduced into BR service on 1st January 1962 as D1545 and allocated to 41A Darnall. Unlike many class 47s this example only carried the two numbers, but carried three liveries, namely two-tone green, BR blue, and large logo blue with grey roof. Given the unofficial name of 'Silurian' when at Tinsley in November 1990, she was withdrawn in August 1992 and disposed of by MRJ Phillips at Old Oak Common MPD in April 1997. Gordon Edgar.
Class 104 CH607 (M53439 + M53499) and Class 108 CH251 (M54489 + M51418) inside Llandudno Junction depot, 6-8-89. Kevin Dowd.
31146 drags 53969 + 54236 + 54489 + 54231 as 5Z41 1011 Longsight to C.F Booths past New Mills, 18/10/91. Kevin Dowd.