Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30293
|w/e 05/10/57||New to||9A (Longsight)|
|Dec-57||Transferred to||5D (Stoke)|
|3w/e 30/04/66||Transferred to||9A (Longsight)|
|4w/e 04/02/67||Transferred to||9D (Newton Heath)|
|May-73||Depot code change||NH (Newton Heath)|
|w/e 05/11/76||Transferred to||BX (Buxton)|
|circa Dec-83||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|05/03/84||Transferred to||CW (Cricklewood)|
|10/05/87||Transferred to||OO (Old Oak Common)|
|Jun-88||Withdrawn from||OO (Old Oak Common)|
|Oct-88||Reinstated||OO (Old Oak Common)|
|p/e 31/12/88||Sector Change to||NGBX|
|21/01/92||Transferred to||RG (Reading) NWRX|
|22/09/92||Withdrawn from||RG (Reading) NWRX|
07/03/84 - 53455/479/492/501 were noted at Cricklewood on 7/3/84.
1st January 1988 - Has NSE symbols on sides
1989 - Seen in NSE livery
3rd December 1988 - Seen in NSE livery
50455 - original number
53455 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50455||59163||50507||As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57|
|50455||59163||50507||Transfer to BX - w/e 05/11/76|
|L702||53455||53539||Formed at OO circa 10/87|
|L702||53455||53539||Listed at OO - 1st January 1988|
|53429||53455||Listed at OO - 16th July 1988|
|L702||53455||53539||Listed at - 15/05/89|
|L702||53455||53539||Listed at OO - 1st July 1989|
|L702||53455||53539||Listed at OO - 12th October 1990|
|L702||53455||53539||Listed at OO - 21/01/91|
|51343||51571||53455||Listed at - 24/02/92 - NSE NWRX pool|
|L730||53455||59495||51571||Listed at - 12/08/92|
This shows 50455 facing 50507 at NH on 3/2/80. Despite it looking as if the two vehicles are cannibalised and about to be scrapped, both vehicles returned to traffic for several more years. Jerry Glover.
A once familiar scene that was played out daily from the Manchester Victoria of old - a well-worn location with an equally well-worn first generation Diesel Multiple Unit. With most of the doors left wide open, a Class 104 BRCW DMU with Driving Motor Brake Second M50455 leading, was awaiting departure for Blackpool North on September 16th 1980. These units, all allocated just up the line at Newton Heath Depot, dominated the services to Blackpool & Southport in the 1970's and into the early 1980's. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 104 53455 on 26.12.1985 stabled at Tyseley. It was later preserved. Andy Cole.
L702 is composed of a Class 104 DMBS (presumably 53455) and a Class 121 DTS. It is working with a Class 121 bubble car when seen at Didcot on November 27, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
A study of L702 (presumably 53455 + 53539) at Gospel Oak. Date unknown. Tom Clift.
L702 (53455 + 53539) seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 104 53455, set number L702, is seen departing Paddington on 20.10.1990 in Network South East livery. Andy Cole.
53455 at Barking with the 16:27 to Gospel Oak on September 5, 1991. John Carter.
53455 with 51571, as L730 at Greenford on the 09:56 to Ealing Broadway, 17/4/92. Gazza Prescott.
53xxx and 53455 on a service to Gospel Oak waiting to leave Barking on the 3rd March 1987. Dennis Taylor.
Class 104 set L702 (presumably 53539 + 53455) departs from Barking. Undated. Tom Clift.
Class 104 DMBS 53539 is part of set L702 with 53455 when seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Network SouthEast liveried BRC&W 2 car class 104 dmu, set L702 formed of 53539 & 53455, arrive at Barking with a service from Gospel Oak on 20th January 1990, Andrew J Crowther.
A Class 104 dmu (53455 + 53539) passes Leytonstone on a Gospel Oak-Barking train on 30 April 1990. Lewis Bevan.
53539 + 53455 at Hayes & Harlington on 13/10/90 with the 13:28 to Paddington. Sparegang.
L701 53437 + 53479, L705 53599 + 51572, L702 53539 + 53455 at St Pancras on the early morning ECS moves from Old Oak Common to Gospel Oak and Barking, 8-11-90. Kevin Dowd.