Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30211
50059 - original number
53059 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A Class 116 DMU at University, Birmingham on 07/07/84. Partly obscured, the set number TSx04 and the corner damage suggest this is set TS504 and 53059, the 127 centre car is probably 59610. Steve Jones.
53059 is seen at Manchester Victoria on 29/7/87. Norman Cross.
Complete with Tyseley Depot Board in the cab window and minus its centre trailer coach, a Class 116 Suburban DMU with M53059 leading, makes an appearance on a Preston to Ormskirk service at Croston on the 4th August 1987. This was a time when there were unit shortages at Newton Heath Depot due to the unreliability of the recently introduced Class 142s. Judging by the date on the board it would appear the set was on short term loan from its West Midlands home. Martyn Hilbert.
Seemingly borrowed from Tyseley Depot, a West Midlands Class 116 Suburban DMU, minus its centre trailer car was on the Preston to Ormskirk service on August 4th 1987. With car 53059 trailing, the interloper is passing Jubilee Mill at Croston whilst running from Ormskirk to Preston. The leading car, 53109 has the West Midlands PTE 'WM' logo behind the cab door. Martyn Hilbert.
M53870, M53059, M53923 and M50117 awaiting their fate at Vic Berrys, Leicester 18-12-88. Kevin Dowd.