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Vehicle 50469 / 53469

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


4w/e 25/01/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Apr-63 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)
09/03/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50469 - original number
53469 - from Oct-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50469 59177 50521 As delivered to 5B - 4w/e 25/01/58
50469 59177 50521 Noted 04/01/78
53469 54175 Noted 09/11/85



Date: 20th April 1981

A Class 104 (including 50469 + 59177) with the 13:00 Blaenau Festiniog - Llandudno awaits departure on Monday 20th April 1981. Colin Brooks.


Date: September 1984

53469 at the front of a two-car Class 104 in Manchester Victoria station circa September 1984. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 28th September 1985

During a Steamport/BR Open Day on 28th September 1985 a shuttle service was run between Southport Station and the museum in the former MPD at Derby Road. A Class 104 DMU formed of cars 53469 & 54175 was used on the frequent shuttle and is seen here heading towards St Lukes, prior to reversing onto the Steamport running line. Martyn Hilbert.


Date: 9th November 1985

A BRC&W class 104 dmu M53469 & M54175 with Kirkham on the blind, which is in the other direction, rushes through the delightful station of Moses Gate heading towards Manchester Victoria on 9th November 1985, whilst my Dad and I wait hopefully for another train to stop. Andrew J Crowther.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 20th April 1981

A Class 104 (including 59177 + 50469 (furthest)) departs Blaenau Festiniog with the 13:00 to Llandudno on Monday 20th April 1981. Colin Brooks.


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