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Vehicle 50438

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


Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Sep-57 Transferred to 5A (Crewe North)
Nov-57 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 01/07/61 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
4w/e 02/01/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
Jul-74 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50438 59146 50490 As delivered to 9A - July 1957
50438 59146 50490 Transfer to 9A - Nov-57

50438 was involved in the following incident(s):

29/08/65 - Connah's Quay

Fire involving Class 101 / Class 104

10:35 Excursion from Wigan to Llandudno formed M50318/M59129/M50336 & M50490/M59146/M50438 caught fire near Connah's Quay. The failure of a universal joint in the transmission caused the gearbox to become detached and fall to the track rupturing fuel tanks, the spilt fuel was ignited by sparks after vapourizing on hot exhaust parts.

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