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Vehicle 50962 / 53962

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: 30465
Diagram: 543

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50962 - original number
53962 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 22nd July 1985

At least two 2-car units are seen at Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, heading to Barrow-in-Furness, 22/07/1985 Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 9th July 1988

A Class 108 DMU at Carlisle on 09/07/1988. Nearest the camera is M53962, with long-term partner M54245. This pair is one of the majority of DMU vehicles (all Class 108) that had recently been transferred from Kingmoor (KD) depot, Carlisle, to Heaton (HT) depot, Newcastle, upon closure of the former in May 1988, still intended for use in Cumbria (the remaining vehicles went to Chester (CH) depot, for continued operations in rural Lancashire). The fleet had had a long association with Cumbrian services, lasting until 1991 when replaced by then newly converted Class 153 single cars. Graeme Phillips Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 16th March 1982

Lancaster station contains a 4-car formation of Class 108s made up of two 2-car sets on the 16th March 1982 - 56245 + 50962 + 56242 + 50953. Jerry Glover.


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