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Vehicle 50531 / 53531


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

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)
4w/e 01/01/66 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
p/e 13/10/90 Sector Change to PXXZ
09/03/92 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has roofed exhausts

20th August 1989 - Part of 7-car 1T16 Chester - Trawsfynydd excursion and return consisting of M53516 + M53442 + M53531 + M53447 + M53925 + M59155 + M52039

12th October 1990 - Listed as stored condemned at Derby depot

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50531 - original number
53531 - from Oct-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
53465 53531 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53447 53531 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N667 53447 53531 Listed at NH - May 1988
N667 53447 53531 Listed at NH - May-88
N667 53447 53531 Noted circa Jul-88
N667 53447 53531 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
N667 53447 53531 Noted 13th December 1988
N667 53531 53447 Noted 12th April 1989
CH610 53447 53531 Listed at CH - 1st July 1989
CH610 53531 53447 Noted 20th August 1989
CH610 53447 53531 Listed at CH - 14/10/89
CH610 53447 53531 Noted 26th February 1990
CH610 53531 53447 Noted 30th April 1990
CH610 53531 53447 Noted 4th May 1990 - last known working of a 104 on Buxton line
CH610 53447 53531 Listed at CH - mid May-90

Modifications

Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 22nd February 1986

A Class 104 2-Car DMU formed of cars M53531 & M53465 accelerate away from Croston with the 11.40 Preston to Ormskirk on February 22nd 1986. On the right in the trees is the skeletal remains of the loading gauge situated on what was the exit from the former goods yard. Martyn Hilbert.

DMU

Date: 21st December 1987

53531 seems to have larger than normal numbers when seen at Manchester Victoria on 21/12/87. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1989

Set number: CH610

CH610 M53531 + M53447 pass Romiley box on 2H60 11:00 Man Picc to New Mills Central, 15-8-89, "in the days when I was a train booking lad in the box!" says Kev. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 18th August 1989

Set number: CH610

104 Set CH610 awaits its Driver as departure time nears for the 14:22 Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog at Llandudno on Friday 18th August 1989. Note 104 Set CH 606 (white roof) tucked away to the left. Colin Brooks.

DMU

Date: 2nd September 1989

Set number: CH610

CH610 53531 + M53447 are seen departing away from Greenbank on 10:02 Warrington Central to Chester, 2-9-89. Robert Simpson.

DMU

Date: 21st September 1989

Set number: CH610

Class 104 set CH610 (M53531 + M53447) is seen at Llandudno on September 21, 1989. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 17th May 1990

Set number: CH610

CH610 M53531 + M53447 stand failed in the Platform 1 neck end at Manchester Piccadilly, 17-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 31st May 1990

Set number: CH610

CH610 53531 + M53447 on Chester Depot, 31-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1991

Set number: CH610

CH610 (M53531 + M53447) is seen stored at Derby Etches Park alsongside M53499 on the 3rd February 1991. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 30th August 1989

Set number: CH610

Class 104 set CH610 (53447 + 53531) approaches Deganwy at 12:25 on Wednesday 30th August 1989. Colin Brooks.

DMU

Date: 4th May 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53529 + M53451 arrive into Manchester Piccadilly ECS from Stockport CS, seen from CH610 M53447 (+ 53531) on 2H06, the 16:07 Man Piccadilly to Buxton, the last ever time a 104 worked to Buxton. 4th May 1990. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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