Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30294
|w/e 31/01/58||New to||5B (Crewe South)|
|Apr-63||Transferred to||5D (Stoke)|
|3w/e 31/10/64||Transferred to||9D (Newton Heath)|
|May-73||Depot code change||NH (Newton Heath)|
|09/02/86||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)|
50524 - original number
53524 - from Jun-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50472||59180||50524||As delivered to 5B - w/e 31/01/58|
|50472||59180||50524||Transfer to 9D - 3w/e 31/10/64|
Class 104 DMU car 53524, the last to carry a white stripe signifying its modified suspension, is seen coupled to 53464 passing Appley Locks between Appley Bridge and Parbold on the 21st August 1984. The large house on the hill is Parbold Hall, then home of Sir Peter Moores, son of Sir John Moores the founder of Littlewoods Pools. S Gaskell.
One of the Newton Heath allocated 'White Stripe' with red buffer beam class 104 BRC&W dmu's DMCL M53524 with M53464, stand at platform 14 at a now totally unrecognizable Manchester Victoria. These units with a White Strip down the body side indicated that they had modified suspension for fast running on express services to Blackpool, which probably meant very little when i took this with the influx of class 150 'Sprinter' new builds. 15th February 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
The last of the Newton Heath allocated 'White Stripe' with red buffer beam liveried class 104 BRC&W dmu's - DMCL M53524 - makes a smoky departure upon leaving what is now a totally unrecognizable Manchester Victoria with a service for Blackpool North. These units with a White Strip down the body side indicated that they had modified suspension for fast running on express services to Blackpool, which probably meant very little when i took this with the influx of class 150 'Sprinter' new builds. 18th May 1985 Andrew J Crowther.
Blackpool North was a frequent haunt for Class 104s. In the station when this shot was taken on the 3rd August 1979 were 50524 + 59183 + 50475, 50504 + 59160 + 50452, 50477 + 59185 + 50529 and 50517 + 59173 + 50465. Robert Frise.