Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30339
50246 - original number
53246 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977393 - from Feb-87 (departmental stock)
Ultrasonic Test Train (not used) From 2/87 to 7/93.
53246 was renumbered 977393 and in 1987 sent to Cardiff Cathays as a third vehicle to convert to an Ultrasonic Test vehicle alongside 51433 / 53167 (977391/2 with an ex-SR EMU car in-between). In the event it was not used, and languished at Cathays until its closure in 1990 when it moved to Radyr, where it is seen here in circa 1993. It is covered in large stickers proclaimed as being stripped of asbestos by Vic Berrys. It was cut up at MC Metals in Glasgow in June '93. Chris Adams.
977393 at Radyr Yard on 21st March 1993. S Gaskell.