Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30297
LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50539 during this period are:
|2w/e 03/05/58||New to||5B (Crewe South)|
|4w/e 03/06/61||Transferred to||21F (Ryecroft)|
|4w/e 06/02/65||Transferred to||6G (Llandudno Junction)|
|3w/e 02/10/65||Transferred to||9D (Newton Heath)|
|w/e 06/11/65||Transferred to||9A (Longsight)|
|Jan-71||Listed at||9A (Longsight)|
|May-73||Depot code change||LO (Longsight)|
|circa Feb-82||Transferred to||BY (Bletchley)|
|19/01/86||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)||- remained at BY?|
|Jun-86||Stored S.||NH (Newton Heath)||- at BY|
|circa Feb-87||On loan to||CW (Cricklewood)|
|May-87||On loan to||OO (Old Oak Common)|
|31/05/87||Withdrawn from||OO (Old Oak Common)||- on loan from NH|
56182 - original number
54182 - from Aug-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977554 - from Jun-89 (departmental stock)
Sandite From 6/89 to 12/92.
|50539||56182||As delivered to 5B - 2w/e 03/05/58|
|Stored||54182||Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986 - at BY|
M56182 passing Ardwick on a Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield service, 8th May 1971. Bill Ford.
Now this is a rare bird, out of the 302 BRC&W class 104 units to be built, this is one of only 15 DTCL's to be built. M56182 is also the only one to survive into preservation, because of its second role in life in the departmental fleet as Buxton allocated Sandite unit ADB977554.Seen at Buxton on the 14th February 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
Sandite vehicle 977554 (ex-56182) at Buxton TMD on the 20th October 1990. S Gaskell.
ADB977554 (ex-M54182) on Buxton TMD on 17/2/91. Kevin Dowd.
977554 at Buxton TMD on the 15th February 1992. S Gaskell.
The grounded body of 51861 made a sorry sight at Bletchley Depot surrounded by 54182 at the far end of the row on the left, and the row on the right consisting of from far to near 51883 then 76227, 70778 and 62118 of EMU set 310093. 9th April 1986. S Gaskell.
Class 115 DMBS no. 51861 with Class 104 DTCL no. 54182 seen behind at Bletchley on the 9th April 1986. The previous year 51861 suffered major underframe damage in a derailment at Marylebone. The body was scrapped on site at Bletchley during August 1986. S Gaskell.
Grounded 51861 at Bletchley depot on the 9th April 1986, with Class 104 54182 alongside, which is missing a buffer. S Gaskell.
Class 104 DMBS no. 53437 of Cricklewood (nearest camera) and DTCL no. 54182 of Bletchley seen on their own in the carriage sidings at Old Oak Common on 25th February 1987. Robert Chilton.