Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30261
50229 - original number
53229 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
DMBS E53229 is at the rear of this two-car unit passing northbound at Felling, Gateshead, en route to Newcastle in 1987. The electrification catenary visible are on the Tyneside Metro system, which runs adjacent through Gateshead. Graeme Phillips Collection.
DMU's old and new occupy Platforms 13 (Class 150/2 150229 'Sprinter'), and 14 (Class 104 '53442') at the west end of Manchester Victoria on 8th April 1989. This view has totally changed beyond recognition, all these platforms are now gone with a 21,000 seat arena built on top of where they used to be. Andrew J Crowther.