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Vehicle 50479 / 53479


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

4w/e 22/03/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Apr-58 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
4w/e 29/12/62 Transferred to 17A (Derby Etches Park)
Sep-63Depot code change16C (Derby Etches Park)
11/09/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
05/03/84 Transferred to CW (Cricklewood)
10/05/87 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common)
p/e 31/12/88 Sector Change to NGBX
24/01/92 Sector Change to NXXZ
18/02/92 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common) NNHZ

Notes

07/03/84 - 53455/479/492/501 were noted at Cricklewood on 7/3/84.

1st January 1988 - Carrying NSE symbols on sides

16th April 1988 - Seen with unit no. 104 479 while in unit L701

1989 - Seen in NSE livery

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50479 - original number
53479 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50479 59187 50531 As delivered to 5B - 4w/e 22/03/58
50479 59187 50531 Noted 1st June 1958
53479 53492 Noted 10/05/84
L701 53437 53479 Formed at OO circa 10/87
L701 53437 53479 Listed at OO - 1st January 1988
L701 53437 53479 Noted 16th April 1988
L701 53437 53479 Listed at OO - 16th July 1988
L701 53437 53479 Noted 6th August 1988
L701 53437 53479 Listed at - 15/05/89
L701 53437 53479 Listed at OO - 1st July 1989
L707 53479 51090 Listed at OO - 21/01/91

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th January 1986

Two Class 104 sets on Gospel Oak - Barking duties pass in Leytonstone High Road station on January 20th, 1986. M53479 on the right is working the 1.15pm Gospel Oak - Barking, on the left 53501 is on the 1.30pm Barking - Gospel Oak. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 1st March 1988

Set number: L701

Class 104 DMBS 53479 is still in plain blue livery in this image but carrying a NSE flash on the cab. Taken at Windsor on the 1st March 1988. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 1st March 1988

Set number: L701

Network South East branding carried on the side of Class 104 DMBS 53479 when seen at Windsor on the 1st March 1988. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 20th November 1988

Set number: L701

Class 104 (53479 + 53437) at Barking on the Gospel Oak service 20th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: October 1990

Set number: L701

L701, with 53479 closest, circa October 1990, in platform five of Hayes & Harlington station. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th April 1991

Set number: L707

L707 (53479 (104) & 51090 (119)) at Barking, about to work the 15:30 to Gospel Oak, 13/4/91. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 13th April 1991

Set number: L707

Set L707 (53479 (104) & 51090 (119)) on the 13th April 1991, working the 14:00 Barking - Gospel Oak at Crouch Hill. Gazza Prescott.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: circa 1990

Set number: L701

Network Southeast's BRC&W class 104 DMU set L701 pictured at Old Oak Common - c.1990. The car nearest the camera is 53437 and I think the other is 53479, and certainly the two were paired in the Summer of 1990. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: July 1990

Set number: L701

In July 1990 class 104 set L701 (53437 + 53479) is at Upper Holloway. Ian Buck.

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.

DMU

Date: 13th April 1991

Set number: 707

A bit of seminaring for (L)707 (51090 + 53479) at Gospel Oak, with the 14:45 to Barking, 13/4/91. Gazza Prescott.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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