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Vehicle 50101 / 53101

Class 116

BR Diagram 554

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: 30213
Diagram: 554

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50101 - original number
53101 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 30th November 1986

Class 116 DMS M53101 is ex-works at Doncaster, 30th November 1986. Jerry Glover.


Date: 13th September 1987

Set number: T324

Class 116 DMS 53101 at the rear of set T324 formed with class 115 TC 59672 and class 116 DMBS 53053 at Sleaford on 13/Sep/1987. Robert Chilton.


Date: 11th May 1991

Set number: T324

T324 (53101 + 59672 + 53053) leaves Old Hill working the 17:09 Worcester F St-Birmingham New St. on the 11th May 1991. Gazza Prescott.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 4th October 1987

Set number: T331

Leicester Station on a misty 4th October 1987, with several 116 and 101 sets and 150101 visible. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 4th March 1990

Set number: T324

Class 116 DMBS 53053 leading set T324, with 59672 and 53101 on the Lickey Incline near Bromsgrove on 4/Mar/1990. The centre trailer is a class 115 TCL. The leading vehicle still retains it's top marker light - originally the earliest batches of class 116s had four marker lights, one above the destination box and three across the cab front. Later the lower centre marker light was removed leaving just the two standard marker lights on the cab front; in most cases the top light was removed at the same time. Robert Chilton.


Date: 2nd January 1992

Set number: T324

T324 (53053 + 59672 + 53101) with T027 (53019 + 54006) at Hereford, having arrived as the 17:30 ex-Birmingham New Street on the 2nd January 1992. Gazza Prescott.


Date: 6th August 1992

Set number: T320

Set T320 (51138 + 59611 + 53101) at Five Ways with the 16:14 New St. - Longbridge on the 6th August 1992. Gazza Prescott.


Date: 7th April 1993

Set number: T324

T324 M53055 + M59603 + M53101 on the approaches of New Street 7-4-93. Kevin Dowd.


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