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Vehicle 50839 / 53839

Class 116

BR Diagram 553

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30363
Diagram: 553


5th July 1985 - Seen with straight exhaust pipes (no silencers)

12th July 1989 - Seen withdrawn at Newton Heath depot

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50839 - original number
53839 - from Oct-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 24th January 1981

Set number: 166

The Proclaimers 'Letters from America' may have been a few years in the future but seems apt in reference to the near derelict condition of Paisley Canal station on a cold but sunny January day a couple of years prior to closure. Hamilton based Class 116 3 car unit led by DMBS Sc50839 with the 13:07 Glasgow Central to Kilmacolm is just about to depart. 24th January 1981. Bruce Galloway.


Date: circa 1987

Set number: 116392

Trans-Clyde branded Derby suburban set 116392 in Edinburgh Waverley circa 1987, presumably with 53839 at the front. S Saunders.


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