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Vehicle 50421 / 53421


Class 104

BR Diagram 556

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30290
Diagram: 556

Allocations

w/e 27/04/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Jun-57 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
27/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
20/05/89 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath) PNHX

Notes

1st January 1988 - White cab roof dome and black window surround

May 1989 - Seen with centre saloon luggage racks removed

9th July 1989 - Seen out of service at Newton Heath depot

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use

4th December 1989 - Seen stored out of service at Newton Heath depot

12th October 1990 - Listed as stored condemned at Crewe Basford Hall Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50421 - original number
53421 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50421 59133 50425 As delivered to 9A - w/e 27/04/57
50421 59133 50425 Noted 19th May 1957
50421 59133 50425 Noted 24/05/80
53421 59148 53487 Noted 26/01/85
BX481 53421 59148 53487 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes
BX481 53421 59148 53487 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53421 53487 Formation change - NH - Apr-86
53421 53487 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53421 59306 53487 Formation change - NH - circa Oct-86
53421 53487 Noted 20/06/87
53421 53529 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
53421 53529 Noted 12th March 1988
N661 53421 53529 Listed at NH - May 1988
N661 53421 53529 Listed at NH - May-88
N661 53421 53529 Noted June 1988
N661 53421 53529 Noted circa Jul-88
N661 53421 53529 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
N661 53421 53529 Noted 6th August 1988
N661 53421 53529 Noted 26th November 1988
N661 53529 53421 Noted 12th April 1989

Images:

DMU

Date: 5th April 1964

Two three-car BRC&W sets operate the 4.30pm Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service on April 5th, 1964. Seen near Lyme Park, Disley, M50421 leading. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 26th January 1985

On the approach to Manchester Piccadilly is Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu M53421, M59148, M53487 arriving with a service from Buxton, 26th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 17th August 1985

Set number: BX481

A six-car set, headed by set BX481 and M53421 (presumably with M59148 + M53487), enters Manchester Piccadilly on 17/8/85. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 17th August 1985

Set number: BX481

M53421 enters it's platform at Manchester Piccadilly on 17/8/85. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 13th October 1985

Set number: BX481

53421 of set BX481 is stabled beside a Class 108 in Buxton station on the 13th October 1985. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 22nd December 1985

Set number: BX481

A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX481 (M53421 + M59148 + M53487), climbs the 1-60 bank up towards Norbury Hollow level crossing whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service, 22nd December 1985. These units truly worked nationwide, but it was the Buxton route which they became synonymous with. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 19th March 1988

53421 / 53529 are seen at Normanton on 19/3/88 while working the 15:43 Leeds - Sheffield. Stuart Mackay Collection.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 20th June 1987

M53487 + M53421 are seen in Leyland station during their stop with the 06:20 Preston - Liverpool Lime Street service on June 20, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 8th June 1990

Amongst the DMUs at Newton Heath on 08.06.90 were M53444 and M53493 and in the foreground M53421. Surface Stock.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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