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Vehicle 56183 / 54183 / 977555


Class 104

BR Diagram 585

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30297
Diagram: 585

Allocations

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 50540 during this period are:

2w/e 03/05/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
4w/e 03/06/61 Transferred to 21F (Ryecroft)
w/e 10/10/64 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
4w/e 06/02/65 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
3w/e 02/10/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
4w/e 06/11/65 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)

Allocations for 56183:

Jan-71 Listed at 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
circa Feb-82 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
19/01/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Jun-86 Stored S. NH (Newton Heath) - at BY
Oct-86 Stored U. OM - at OC
Nov-86 Stored U. NH (Newton Heath)
31/05/87 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

Notes

14/05/84 - For the opening of the new Bedford St Johns station 53541 / 56183 were turned out in immaculate condition, including white roof domes.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56183 - original number
54183 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977555 - from Dec-87 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977555

Sandite From 12/87 to 12/92.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50540 56183 As delivered to 5B - 2w/e 03/05/58
53541 56183 Noted 14/05/84
Stored 54183 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986 - at BY

Modifications

Jun-80 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 5th March 1983

M56183 is at the rear of a 104 set waiting to leave Bedford St John's on 5th March 1983. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 26th December 1987

977555 is seen at Bescot, 26/12/87. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 26th December 1987

Class 104 977555 is seen stabled at Bescot on 26.12.1987. It was converted from 54183 and was used as a sandite car. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1989

Sandite Car ADB977555 (M54183) on Chester Depot, 3-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1989

Sandite Car ADB977555 (M54183) on Chester Depot, 3-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 13th July 1991

977555 in store at Carlisle Upperby, 13/7/91. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 30th June 1993

Class 104 sandite vehicle 977555 seen at Carlisle Yard on the 30th June 1993. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 30th June 1993

Class 104 sandite vehicle 977555 seen at Carlisle Yard on the 30th June 1993. S Gaskell.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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