Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30211
50083 - original number
53083 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Set B307 is a Class 116 / 101 hybrid containing W53083 + W59550 + W53820. It's seen approaching Ashton Jct leading a Class 104 on a Bristol TM - Ashton Gate service in 1984. Robert Tarling.
B307 was a Class 116 with two DMBSs and a 101 centre car, W53083 + W59550 + W53820. It's seen at Stapleton Road, circa 1984. Robert Tarling.
Two Class 116 sets, C307 and presumably 53083 closest, leaving Bournemouth station with the 12:56pm Weymouth - Bristol TM service on August 24, 1985. The centre car in C307 is probably Class 118 59482. Michael Mensing.
Class 116 DMBS W53083 at Cardiff in 1987. Shayne Lewis.
At South Tottenham on 20th November 1988 is class 116 set L307. Ian Buck.
Class 116/101 hybrid L210 with 53083 leading enters Reading on 27/3/91. 53083 lost it’s original working partner as long ago as 1961 when 50125 was written off by a runaway coal train in the Afan Valley, South Wales. Mac Winfield.
The hybrid L210 (Class 116 53083 / Class 101 DTC) is seen at Oxford on 16-4-91. Mike Cooper.
53083, 51220, 54371, 51443 & 51445 sit with 20199 at M.C. Metals, Springburn 4-5-93. Kevin Dowd.
Class 118 centre car W59472 seen at Cardiff in 1987. On it's left is 53083. Shayne Lewis.
W53820 of C307 displays its white roof dome and red buffer beam, a-la Buxton style. This was CFs only white dome unit and later became one of only two 116s to gain NSE livery the other being W53083 which is the other DMBS in this set at Cardiff Central circa 1987. Mac Winfield.