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Vehicle 50611

Class 108

BR Diagram 543

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30406
Diagram: 543


07/08/58 New to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
2w/e 30/04/60 Transferred to 55F (Manningham)
2w/e 09/10/65 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
2w/e 12/03/66 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
26/10/66 Withdrawn from 64H (Leith Central)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50611 56202 As delivered to 56G - 7th August 1958
50611 56202 Transfer to 55F - 2w/e 30/04/60
50611 56202 Transfer to 50C - 2w/e 09/10/65
50611 56202 Transfer to 64H - 3w/e 30/04/66



Date: 12th March 1966

A two-car Class 108 and three-car Class 107 arrive into Gourock with a service from Glasgow on March 12, 1966, the last day of semaphore signals. The DTC on the 108 seems to be 56202, which means the power car closest is almost certainly 50611. They had been transferred from the NER the previous month, the power car has a distinct darker patch under the Sc where the previous prefix had been painted over. Corriebob.


Date: circa 1967

An accident damaged Class 108 DMBS. Taken on the Scottish Region and it's green, so I'm assuming it is 50611 withdrawn from Leith Central in October 1966. The October 1966 Railway Observer mentions collision damage to a DMU at Thornton on August 31st, which seems the likely cause. AA McLean Collection.


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