Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30211
50073 - original number
53073 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Derby Heavyweight set 314 (M50073 leading) is seen at Birmingham Snow Hill in October 1966 with a Park Royal set on the rear. Only the DMBS in the Derby set carries lining. Michael Mensing.
Class 116/127 hybrid T332 (M53073, M59598 and M53865) seen on the 12.50 Birmingham New Street to Norwich north of Ely on Sunday 12th June 1988. Surface Stock.
A suburban DMU calls at Sutton Coldfield 1990. The DMBS closest is probably 53073. John Law.
53073 is at the rear of set T328 with 59760 + 53132 leaving Kidderminster, on the 09:32 Birmingham New Street - Great Malvern, 28/4/90. Hamish Stevenson.
T328 awaiting departure from Worcester, 18/5/90. The DMBS is 53073. Mike Cooper.
Class 116 /101 hybrid d.m.u. T032 (presumably 53073 + 53242) arrives at Bettws Y Coed with the 17:14 Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno train on 04-07-1991. Gordon Thomson.
A pair of hybrid pairs! T032 (presumably 53073 + 53242) is a 116/101, behind is a 108/101. Taken at Albrighton, date unknown, circa early 1990s. Tom Clift.
Class 101/116 d.m.u. T032 (53242 + 53073) departs Bettws Y Coed with the 17:14 Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno train on 04-07-1991. Gordon Thomson.