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Vehicle 59696

Class 110

BR Diagram 648

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30594
Diagram: 648


13/07/61 New to 51A (Darlington)
3w/e 30/12/61 Transferred to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
Dec-67Depot code change55F (Bradford Hammerton St)
4w/e 25/05/68 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
Jun-71 Transferred to 55F (Bradford Hammerton St)
May-73Depot code changeHS (Bradford Hammerton St)
13/05/84 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill) - Hammerton Street closed
03/05/87 Transferred to HA (Haymarket)
01/10/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
26/01/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51812 59696 51832 As delivered to 51A - 13th July 1961
51812 59696 51832 Transfer to 56G - 3w/e 30/12/61
52069 59696 52085 Noted 19th August 1986
52069 59696 52085 Noted 23/08/86
101356 53253 59696 51496 Formed at HA Oct-87
101356 53253 59696 51496 Listed at HA - Jan-88
101356 53164 59696 53253 Formation change - circa Mar-88
101356 53253 59696 51496 Listed at HA - circa August 1988
CH348 53253 59696 51210 Listed at CH - 14/10/89



Date: unknown

Not the best quality image but I've included it here as I have so few centre car images in green. Class 110 TS 59696 at Scarborough, at one time it carried an NE prefix, but in this view the N has been painted out. Ian Francis.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 23rd August 1986

Having left Edale heading towards Manchester and about to plunge into the 2 mile 182 yard Cowburn Tunnel in the Hope Valley on 23rd August 1986, a 1961 built BRC&W built "MetroTrain" branded class 110 'Calder Valley' 3 car dmu set, this one being E52085 + E59696 + E52069, these were not common through here, indeed I'm sure this is the only shot I have of one! The last of the class were taken out of service in October 1989 but by then they were no longer common in the Calder Valley. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: unknown

Set number: 356

Set 356 heading out of Glasgow Central circa late 1980s. Formed of two Class 101 DMBSs and Class 110 centre car 59696, the furthest DMBS is probably the permanent DMBS 53253, the closest a temporary replacement and probably 51210. Andrew McConnell.


Date: unknown

A hybrid Haymarket 3xx set 3-car set with two Class 101 power cars and a Class 110 centre car. Date unknown, probably mid-late 1980s. Seen about 1/2 mile east of Hartwood, heading towards Shotts. The HA castles on the power car seems to have been unique to set 356 (they were normally on the centre car) so this would make the vehicles 53253 + 59696 + 51496. Andrew McConnell.



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