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Vehicle 50523 / 53523

Class 104

BR Diagram 558

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: 30294
Diagram: 558


4w/e 25/01/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Apr-63 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
11/09/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
09/03/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)


2w/e 15/04/86 - 53471/53523 noted as Reinstated to NH for brake testing only

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50523 - original number
53523 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50471 59179 50523 As delivered to 5B - 4w/e 25/01/58



Date: 11th September 1985

Class 104 53523 leads a Preston to Ormskirk service along the former double track mainline at Pages Crossing, Ulnes Walton, just west of Midge Hall on the 11th September 1985. The white trackside building is an extended former crossing keepers cottage, an occupation crossing still serves farms on both sides of the railway here. Martyn Hilbert.


Date: 22nd June 1986

Class 104s 53523 (left) and 53459 await their fate at Vic Berry's, 22/6/86. Ian Francis.


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