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Vehicle 56197 / 54197


Class 108

BR Diagram 640

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30409
Diagram: 640

Allocations

04/07/58 New to 53C (Hull Springhead)
30/11/58 Transferred to 53B (Hull Botanic Gardens) - (53C closed)
w/e 03/01/59 Transferred to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
2w/e 30/04/60 Transferred to 55F (Manningham)
4w/e 25/03/67 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
May-73Depot code changeNL (Neville Hill)
13/05/84 Transferred to BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
11/05/86 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill)
10/05/87 Transferred to BR (Bristol Bath Road)
05/06/92 Withdrawn from BR (Bristol Bath Road) REBR

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56197 - original number
54197 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50606 56197 As delivered to 53C - 4th July 1958
50599 56197 Transfer to 55F - 2w/e 30/04/60
50606 56197 Transfer to 55H - 4w/e 25/03/67
50619 56197 Noted 12/08/77 - at Morecambe
53602 54197 Noted 19th August 1986
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - Aug-87
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - Oct-87
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - 29/02/88
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - 15/05/89
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - Jul-91
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - Aug-91
B960 53602 54197 Listed at BR - Dec-91

Modifications

Jun-74 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 17th October 1978

E56197 at Hull Botanic Gardens on 17th October 1978. David Mant.

DMU

Date: 1989

Set number: B960

Class 108 set B960 (presumably 54197 + 53602) is seen at Sparkford in 1989. Michael Mensing.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 10th August 1977

E50227 + E56070 with Class 108 E56197 + E50619 at Morecambe on the 12th August 1977 on a Leeds working. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 27th August 1979

E50293 sits beside E56197 at Scarborough, 27/8/79. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 1st July 1988

Set number: B960

53602 + 54197 (set B960) heads out of St Andrew's Road station with the 07:13 Bristol TM - Severn Beach service on July 1st, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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