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Vehicle 50428 / 53428

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: 30293
Diagram: 556


w/e 25/05/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Jun-57 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
13/09/81 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
19/01/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50428 - original number
53428 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50428 59136 50480 As delivered to 9A - w/e 25/05/57
50428 59136 50480 Noted 17th June 1957
50428 59136 50480 Noted 16th September 1957
spare 53428 Formation change - NH - Aug-85


circa Jul-72 - AWS fitted



Date: 13th July 1985

The reason I took this at the time is because it was the only BRC&W vehicle, definitely in the Northwest, that still retained its original two-figure route indicator which necessitated the use of a tail lamp, as seen here. Seen leaving Manchester Victoria ECS after arrival from Liverpool, allocated to Newton Heath M53428 was withdrawn a few months later. 13th July 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 13th August 1981

A pair of DMBS 1957 BRC&W built class 104 dmu's are seen at Buxton, M50428 in the centre road and M50423 on the right in platform 2, 13th August 1981. Andrew J Crowther.


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