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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18/02/92 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common) NNHZ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
L701 53437 53479 Listed at OO - 12th October 1990
L707 53479 51090 Listed at OO - 21/01/91

Images:

DMU

Date: August 1977

Late on a warm Summer evening in August 1977, with the oil tail lamp glowing in the dusk, a six-car Class 104 formation was stood on the down fast at Leyland station. DMBS M50479 was bringing up the rear of a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service, the large Newton Heath allocated fleet of 104's were the mainstay of these workings in the 1970's. On the grass bank alongside the up fast are a group of spotters - plenty of loco-hauled action to keep them entertained in those days. Martyn Hilbert.

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: 23rd August 1986

The Class 104 working the 10:33 Barking - Gospel Oak awaits time at Barking (at 10:25) on Saturday 23rd August 1986, 53479 closest. Colin Brooks.

DMU

Date: 23rd August 1986

A Class 104 DMU on the 10:33 Barking - Gospel Oak is seen having arrived at Gospel Oak on Saturday 23rd August 1986, 53479 closest. Colin Brooks.

DMU

Date: 21st August 1987

Set number: L701

Class 104 Set L701 (M53479 presumably with M53437) on a Gospel Oak - Barking service approaches South Tottenham (at 13XX) on Friday 21st August 1987. Colin Brooks.

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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