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Vehicle 50203 / 53203 / 977897


Class 101

BR Diagram 523

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30259
Diagram: 523

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50203 - original number
53203 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977897 - from Jun-93 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB977897

Sandite / Route Learner From 6/93 to 6/99. Carried set number 992 / 960992

Images:

DMU

Date: 30th January 1988

Set number: 87

Class 101 set 87 (53203 + 54368) are seen in Ilford Carriage sidings on the 30th January 1988. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 3rd July 1989

Set number: 87

A Class 101 at Crossflatts on 3/7/89. DMBS 53203 leads, recently transferred from Norwich to Neville Hill. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: August 1989

Set number: 87

Although the nearest car of set 87 (DMBS 53203) was a 101, the other two vehicles appear to be from a Class 110 when seen at Harrogate in August 1989. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: August 1989

Set number: 87

Class 101 DMBS 53203 in the centre road at Harrogate in August 1989. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 10th March 1990

Set number: 87

A Class 101 set at Crossflatts on 10/3/90. DMBS 53203 is closest, still carrying its Norwich set number. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: 17th May 1991

Set number: LO344

Class 101/108 Hybrid LO 344 arrives at Manchester Piccadilly on May 17, 1991. Formed of 53203 + 59387 + E53164, the former has Norwich set number 87 still showing on the window. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 31st December 1991

Set number: C388

53203 brings up the rear of C388 set at Swansea High St on 31/12/91. 53203 still - carrying set number 87 from East Anglia - later became 977897. 53164 (later ‘Daisy’) is at the front. Mac Winfield.

DMU

Date: 1992

Set number: 87

DMUs pass at Eggesford on the Barnstaple line 1992. Taken from a Class 108 / 101 hybrid set, with a Met-Camm set in the platform, 53203 closest. John Law.

DMU

Date: 19th November 1998

Set number: 960992

A very rare picture of a sandite 101 on a passenger turn, it may well have been a one off? 960992 977897 (53203) + 977898 (53193) + 101663 54347 + 51201 are on 2H19, the 17:09 Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly at Cheadle Hulme, 19-11-98. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 8th August 1987

Set number: 87

Norwich based 2 car Metro-Cammell set 87 (54080, 53203) is seen leaving Brundall, which has staggered platforms, with a Norwich - Great Yarmouth service, 8th August 1987. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 24th April 2001

Set number: 960993

977897 and 977900 at Longsight depot on April 24, 2001. Surface Stock.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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