Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30465
50958 - original number
53958 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977809 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 10/92 to 10/95. Carried set number LO906
A dirty E53958 and E54227 are seen awaiting departure from Carlisle with a service to Whitehaven on 26/06/91. A fleet of 2-car power-trailer Class 108 DMUs, allocated to Kingmoor (KD) depot, Carlisle, were the mainstay of Cumbrian Coast services for many years. Upon the closure of that depot in May 1988, most were transferred to Heaton (HT) depot, Newcastle, still intended to continue with Cumbrian services (the rest went to Chester (CH) depot for services in north Lancashire). They lasted until November 1991, when finally replaced by then newly-converted Class 153 single car units. Graeme Phillips Collection.
53958 + 54239 set LO297 arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, February 6, 1992. Surface Stock.
M56239 is at Lancaster with M50958 on 31st July 1978. On the left is M51940 + M52055. Robert Frise.
M56492, M50385, M50521, M50446, M50958 at Preston on 15-04-82. Vincent Haworth.
Two 1959 Derby built class 108 DMU's now Longsight allocated, 53958 (still with its Heaton allocation sticker) part of LO297 and green liveried LO298 (53964 + 54247) stands in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 11, since this photo was taken the trackless platform on the right has been reinstated and is now platform 12. 24th December 1991. Andrew J Crowther.