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Vehicle 50396 / 975089


Class 103

BR Diagram 635

Builder: Park Royal
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30286
Diagram: 635

Allocations

4w/e 25/01/58 New to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
Apr-58 Transferred to 3C (Ryecroft)
Jun-60Depot code change21F (Ryecroft)
Sep-63Depot code change2G (Ryecroft)
w/e 07/01/67 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
01/06/70 To departmental stock - at Research Department, Derby
Mar-90 Withdrawn from DRTC HQ

Notes

05/12/84 - 975089/90 were noted working on the Hammersmith & City section of the Metropolitan Line.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50396 - original number
975089 - from Apr-71 (departmental stock)

Department Use as RDB975089

Rail Top "Trim" Lab Coach 5 - Track recording Car with 975090 (ex-56162) From 4/71 to 3/90.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50396 56151 As delivered to 6G - January 1958
CR205 50396 56156 Noted circa Jun-69

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: CR205

BR blue liveried Park Royal (former Class 103, DMBS M50396) DMU DB975089 in departmental use as "Lab Coach 5 - Track recording Car" with DB975090 (formerly DTCL M56162) at the Railway Technical Centre, Derby - c.1970. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: 1979

RDB975089 & RDB975090 are seen at Lawrence Hill in 1979. Robert Tarling.

DMU

Date: 26th October 1982

The RTC Class 103 975089 / 975090 103 is seen at Nuneaton in RTC livery on 26.10.1982. Note the front former headcode box has been plated over. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

975089 with its partner 975090 (ex-DTC 56162), at Avenue, Chesterfield. Undated. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: unknown

975089 / 975090 in Derby station. Undated, but the 150/2 on the right dates it to the late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 9th April 1986

Class 103 975089 is seen inside the factory at Tyseley receiving attention on 09.08.1986, which was unusual as the RTC usually carried out it's own repairs. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

RTC Class 103 975089 is seen stabled solo at Tyseley on 21.06.1986. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

975089 / 975090 at Derby on 29/3/88. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

975089 / 975090 at Derby on 29/3/88. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

The Derby RTC Class 103 RDB975089 + RDB975090 at York in the 1980s. Graeme Phillips Collection.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 1982

975090 leads 975089 at Lawrence Hill, 1982. Robert Tarling.

DMU

Date: unknown

975090 / 975089 seen in the north end of Derby station - date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th March 1983

Class 103 975090 is seen passing Saltley in RTC livery with it's long time partner 975089 on 30.03.1983. Note it still retains it's former headcode box. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: December 1984

975090 + 975089 at Hammersmith (Met), LT station, December 1984. John Law.

DMU

Date: unknown

975090 / 975089 coupled to a Parcels Class 114. Unknown date, the parcels vehicle dates it to the late 1980s. Taken in Derby station. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

975090 / 975089 are seen stabled at their base, Derby Railway Technical Center, 14/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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