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Vehicle 50446 / 78851


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

Allocations

Sep-57 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Jun-58 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
Oct-58 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 01/07/61 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
4w/e 05/11/66 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
w/e 11/01/75 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
w/e 24/04/76 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
w/e 09/10/76 Transferred to DY (Derby)
w/e 01/05/77 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
04/09/82 Transferred to LO (Longsight)
12/05/85 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
17/11/85 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50446 - original number
78851 - from Sep-82 (single engine conversion)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50446 59154 50498 As delivered to 5B - September 1957
50446 59157 50499 Noted 02/01/71
50446 59165 50498 Transfer to TS - w/e 11/01/75
50446 59158 50498 Transfer to DY - w/e 09/10/76
78851 78601 Noted May-84
EXPDM35 78851 78601 Noted 04/08/84

Modifications

Mar-82 - Single engine conversion

Images:

DMU

Date: July 1970

Set number: EP471

Derby Etches Park BRC&W triple set EP471 at Toton in July 1970. Closest is DMBS M50446. Mel Smith.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: EXPDM352

The Class 104 half engine set EXP DM 352 (78851 + 78601) seen in Liverpool Lime Street. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: March 1975

A three-car Class 104 labeled set TS414 at Erdington in March 1975. The DMBS number may read 50446, which was allocated to Tyseley between January 1975 and April 1976. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1982

Set number: EXPDM352

M56492, M50385, M50521, M50446, M50958 at Preston on 15-04-82. Vincent Haworth.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1982

Set number: EXPDM352

EXP DM352 (M50521 & M50446) at Preston on 15-04-82. Vincent Haworth.

DMU

Date: circa 1983

Set number: EXPDM352

The experimental Class 104 78601 + 78851 - each power car had one engine removed - in Manchester Piccadilly circa 1983. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: EXPDM352

The experimental Class 104 single-engine conversion EXP DM352 (78601 + 78851) in Manchester Piccadilly. Date unknown. Stuart Pearce.

DMU

Date: May 1984

Set number: EXPDM352

Experimental DMU no. EXP DM 352, consisting of cars 78601 (nearest, formerly 50521) and 78851 (formerly 50446) both of which had had one of their two 150hp engines removed as a proposed cost saving measure, seen at Stalybridge in May 1984. It is said that the unit was underpowered - although it should have had the same power as a 'conventional' Class 101-109 power-trailer or 4-car unit - and the only other cars to have this modification carried out subsequently were the Metropolitan-Cammell Class 111s, which had 180hp Rolls-Royce engines. This unit was one of the few Class 104s to receive blue & grey livery, plus the black strip below the cab windows was presumably to mark it out as non-standard. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: May 1984

Set number: EXPDM352

Experimental DMU no. EXP DM 352, consisting of cars 78601 (nearest, formerly 50521) and 78851 (formerly 50446) both of which had had one of their two 150hp engines removed as a proposed cost saving measure, seen at Stalybridge in May 1984. It is said that the unit was underpowered - although it should have had the same power as a 'conventional' Class 101-109 power-trailer or 4-car unit - and the only other cars to have this modification carried out subsequently were the Metropolitan-Cammell Class 111s, which had 180hp Rolls-Royce engines. This unit was one of the few Class 104s to receive blue & grey livery, plus the black strip below the cab windows was presumably to mark it out as non-standard. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 27th July 1985

Set number: EXPDM352

Single engine power car Class 104 set EXP DM352 (78851 and 78601) is seen making a smoky exit from Chester, heading for Manchester Piccadily on the 27th July 1985. Gazza Prescott.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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