Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30290
|w/e 27/04/57||New to||9A (Longsight)|
|Jun-57||Transferred to||9D (Buxton)|
|Sep-63||Depot code change||9L (Buxton)|
|May-73||Depot code change||BX (Buxton)|
|27/04/86||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|20/05/89||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath) PNHX|
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19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use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
50421 - original number
53421 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50421||59133||50425||As delivered to 9A - w/e 27/04/57|
|50421||59133||50425||Noted 19th May 1957|
|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||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|
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.
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.
A six-car set, headed by set BX481 and M53421 (presumably with M59148 + M53487), enters Manchester Piccadilly on 17/8/85. Malcolm Clements.
M53421 enters it's platform at Manchester Piccadilly on 17/8/85. Malcolm Clements.
53421 of set BX481 is stabled beside a Class 108 in Buxton station on the 13th October 1985. Chris Lings.
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.
53421 / 53529 are seen at Normanton on 19/3/88 while working the 15:43 Leeds - Sheffield. Stuart Mackay Collection.
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.
Amongst the DMUs at Newton Heath on 08.06.90 were M53444 and M53493 and in the foreground M53421. Surface Stock.