M53466 (left) + M53425 (right) at Chester depot on September 24, 1989. Hamish Stevenson.
M53425 (CH614) + M53466 (CH612) on Chester Depot, 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.
Class 104 53427 is seen at Leeds on 21.04.1987. Most of these units stayed in BR blue livery until withdrawal. Andy Cole.
Southport station on June 21st, 1987, contains two-car Class 104 set M53427 + M53444. Hamish Stevenson.
Newton Heath depot contains two Class 104s and many Pacers on January 30, 1988. Closest is M53427 + M53474, at the rear is a mixed livery set. Hamish Stevenson.
The reason I took this at the time is because it was the only BRC&W vehicle, definitely in the Northwest, that still retained its original two-figure route indicator which necessitated the use of a tail lamp, as seen here. Seen leaving Manchester Victoria ECS after arrival from Liverpool, allocated to Newton Heath M53428 was withdrawn a few months later. 13th July 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Set BX482 with 53429 at the front arrives into Manchester Piccadilly on the 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.
Class 104 53429, set number BX 482, is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 07.12.1985 while allocated to Buxton. Note the addition of white cab roof and black window surrounds. Andy Cole.
Twin DMBS set L703 (53429 & 53470) about to enter West Drayton on 1/10/87. Malcolm Clements.
Twin DMBS set L703 comprised 53429 and 53470 when seen at Barking, 01/09/89. Jerry Glover.
On a cold and snowy day Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu M53430, M59187, M53491, is seen in its home town waiting to take out the next service to Manchester Piccadilly. 24th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496), is seen at Bankend between New Mills Newtown and Furness Vale, whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service. 20th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
On 2nd March 1986 a white roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496) has just terminated at Disley, because of Sunday engineering works further down the line, passengers will now cross over and board the GMT "standard" waiting on the A6 to take them to Hazel Grove. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. Andrew J Crowther.
CH606 M53431 + M53512 take fuel on Chester Depot, 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.
Condemned Class 104 DMUs M53431, 53512 and M53517 at Chester on June 5th, 1990. Surface Stock.
Class 104 DMBS M53431 at Snailwell in July 1991. Surface Stock.
Class 104/110 'hybrid' DMU set BX487 (DMBS M53434 nearest camera) waits at Manchester Piccadilly with a train for Buxton - 20/11/1983. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
53434 is closest in blue-grey liveried set BX486 is seen at Manchester Piccadilly on the 1st April 1984. Dennis Taylor.
Two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53434 and SC53424, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
"Mexican Bean" set 104 325 (53434 / 53424) in Eastfield depot, 30th April 1986. Neil Cannon.