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Vehicle 50856 / 53856

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

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50856 - original number
53856 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: April 1967

W50856 heads a Class 116 set on the Kingswear branch circa April 1967. Michael Mensing.


Date: 23rd March 1983

Set number: C316

C316 comprises W50856, W59364 and W50909 when seen at Cogan on the 13:25 Treherbert to Barry Island, Wednesday 23 March 1983. PJ Evans.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: unknown

Set number: C316

Refurbished lass 116 set C316 in Cardiff Central, date unknown. W50909 is closest, presumably with 59364 + 50856. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 1986

Set number: C316

Class 116 set C316 (53909 leading, presumably with 59364 + 53856) arrives into Gilfach Fargoed station in 1986. Michael Mensing.


Date: 22nd September 1987

Set number: C591

Class 119 DMS(L) E51102 with Class 116 cars 59364 and 53856 stand in what was then platform 7 (now platform 1) of Newcastle station. Surprisingly, the car number can be seen to include the E-prefix - at a time when the regional prefixing was being abandoned - yet the former Cardiff Division set formation number C591 has been left on the front of the cab. Graeme Phillips Collection.


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