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Vehicle 50455 / 53455


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

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-73Depot code changeNH (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Jun-88 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common)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22/09/92 Withdrawn from RG (Reading) NWRX

Notes

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

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50455 - original number
53455 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50455 59163 50507 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50455 59163 50507 Transfer to BX - w/e 05/11/76
53455 53522 Noted 15/10/84
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

Images:

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1980

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.

DMU

Date: 16th September 1980

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.

DMU

Date: 26th December 1985

Class 104 53455 on 26.12.1985 stabled at Tyseley. It was later preserved. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 27th November 1987

Set number: L702

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.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L702

A study of L702 (presumably 53455 + 53539) at Gospel Oak. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L702

L702 (53455 + 53539) seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th October 1990

Set number: L702

Class 104 53455, set number L702, is seen departing Paddington on 20.10.1990 in Network South East livery. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 5th September 1991

Set number: L702

53455 at Barking with the 16:27 to Gospel Oak on September 5, 1991. John Carter.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1992

Set number: L730

53455 with 51571, as L730 at Greenford on the 09:56 to Ealing Broadway, 17/4/92. Gazza Prescott.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 3rd March 1987

53xxx and 53455 on a service to Gospel Oak waiting to leave Barking on the 3rd March 1987. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L702

Class 104 set L702 (presumably 53539 + 53455) departs from Barking. Undated. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L702

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.

DMU

Date: 20th January 1990

Set number: L702

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.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1990

Set number: L702

A Class 104 dmu (53455 + 53539) passes Leytonstone on a Gospel Oak-Barking train on 30 April 1990. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 13th October 1990

Set number: L702

53539 + 53455 at Hayes & Harlington on 13/10/90 with the 13:28 to Paddington. Sparegang.

DMU

Date: 8th November 1990

Set number: L701

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.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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