Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. units 50560 - 59221 - 50561 forming the 10:10 Ely to Norwich service entering Brandon station, 5th November 1979. Gordon Edgar.
A 3-car set seen at Southminster on 25/8/81, with 50560 closest to the camera. Chris Lings.
E50564 at the end of a Class 104 set in Leeds Neville Hill depot on April 10, 1977. Rex Holt.
E50564 + E59206 + E59214 + E50556 with the 13:29 to Newcastle at Manors on March 1st, 1980. John Carter.
M53565 is the leading car in this 6-car set (presumably with 59800 + 51992) running into Haymarket station with the ECS for the 06:52 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central on the 13th June 1984. Hamish Stevenson.
A Class 104 DMS takes the place of a power car in a Class 107 set at Glasgow Central on 24/7/84. Probably 53565 with 59800 + 51992. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 104 4-car set (E50566 + E59191 + E59242 + E50545) and 2-car Class 108 (E56192 + E50601) at Morecambe on 10th August 1980. Robert Frise.
E50568 at Thornaby on February 1, 1981. Withdrawn the previous November, it has missing windows and underframe components. John Carter.
A Class 104 departs from Stratford with a Woolwich service. The power cars are 50570 and 50576, the centre car is probably 59212. Date unknown, the vehicles were allocated to Stratford 1969 - 1977. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A hybrid set composed of Class 104 DMC 50570, Class 101 TC 59063 and Class 101 DMBS 50153 enters Stockton, 19th July 1981. Jerry Glover.
Cars E50574 E59244 E59231 E50576 are seen arriving at Percy Main, North Tyneside, with the 11:20 from Newcastle on 10/08/80, the final day of British Rail services on this route prior to conversion to Tyneside Metro system. These cars were transferred from South Gosforth (GF) depot to Darlington (DN) depot on this date, immediately upon cessation of services on this Tyneside circuit. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Recently painted E50574 (with window bars) is seen at Whitby on the 30th August 1980. Jerry Glover.
A Class 104 departs from Stratford with a Woolwich service. The power cars are 50576 and 50570, the centre car is probably 59212. Date unknown, the vehicles were allocated to Stratford 1969 - 1977. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Cars E50576 E59231 E59244 E50574 are seen awaiting departure from Tynemouth with the 10:42 to Newcastle on 10/8/80, the final day of British Rail services on this route prior to conversion to Tyneside Metro system. The platform to the left appears to have been newly reconstructed. These cars were transferred from South Gosforth (GF) depot to Darlington (DN) depot on this date, immediately upon cessation of services on this Tyneside circuit. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 104 DMU in Edinburgh Waverley station, June 1978. Although unlikely today, excursions using standard DMUs such as this were not uncommon in the 1970s. This Class 104 was working between Glasgow Queen Street and Whitley Bay. The E-prefix to the number indicates it is probably one of the Class 104s then allocated to South Gosforth (GF) depot for North Tyneside services. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Three car BRCW dmu sets were allocated to Norwich for the first time in late 1975. All except one came from Hull Botanic Gardens and were replacements for Metro-Cammell sets which had been gathered by Norwich from 1968 onwards. The Class 104 sets were in pretty poor nick, but here's one which has had some TLC at Doncaster Works. Photographed on April 25th 1980 whilst working the 13.36 Peterborough - Cambridge service, E50578 ended up being part of the last three car set at Norwich. Most of them left in 1980, but this one lasted until February 1981 when it went to Stratford. Refurbished Metro-Cammell triples were their replacements. The BRCW units were numbered 80 - 88 and the refurbished Cammells commenced with set 90. Gerard Fletcher.
Ex-works Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. class 104 DMU unit Nos.E50583-E59225-E50579 forming the 10:10 service from Ely to Norwich getting underway from Brandon station, Suffolk, on 24th September 1979. Gordon Edgar.
E50585 with a Met-Camm DMBS stabled in the long lifted centre road at Middlesbrough on 09/11/1980. Recently transferred from Norwich, it has the remains of a Norwich set number in the centre cab window. John Carter.
E50586 at Stockton in 1960. Note the end steps still fitted to the adjacent trailer brake second. Steve Davies Collection.
This is set 86 comprising E50590, E59221 and at the rear out of frame E50583. The train is the 17.23 Peterborough - Norwich of Friday 28th March 1980 which was pretty much an all stations affair I seem to recall. It is seen arriving at a rather wet March station. Gerard Fletcher.