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Vehicle 50132 / 53132

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


15th September 1983 - Seen in ex works condition

5th July 1985 - Seen with exhaust silencers fitted

21st January 1987 - Seen with exhaust silencers fitted

21st January 1987 - Seen with no roof vents and new cab roof dome

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50132 - original number
53132 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 2nd January 1975

Set number: P322

The Looe branch train at Liskeard on 2nd January 1975, formed of Derby set P322 (possibly 50132 closest?). The dmu is standing in the Looe platform that is located on the north side of the station at right-angles to the GWR main line beyond. Just noticed the brake van in the siding on the far left. The line runs north for a short distance before swinging sharply to the east & passing beneath the main line continuing round to head north again to Coombe Junction & reversal down to Looe. Pete LG99.


Date: circa late 1986

Set number: 385

Class 116 set 385 is seen at Kilwinning with a Met-Camm center car, circa late 1986. 53132 leads, presumably with 59121 and 53839. Andrew McConnell.


Date: 10th August 1992

Set number: T322

Tyseley set no. T322 consiting of cars 53132 59751 53071 are seen at Skegness on 10/08/1992. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 1st May 1993

Set number: T325

T325 (53132 + 59611 + 53818) at Coventry on the 14:35 to Stoke on Trent, 1/5/93. Gazza Prescott.


Date: 22nd May 1994

53132 at Worcester, 22nd May 1994. Hamish Stevenson.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 14th June 1986

Set number: C615

A nice hybrid set - W51781 is at the head of 107 59797 and 116 53132 at Haymarket depot, about to into Haymarket station to work the 18:15 to North Berwick. 14th July 1986. Hamish Stevenson.


Date: 28th April 1990

Set number: T328

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.


Date: 15th April 1993

Set number: T325

T325 (53818 + 59611 + 53132 ) leaves Lichfield TV with the 14:35 Coventry-Stoke on Trent, 15/4/93. Gazza Prescott.


Date: 22nd May 1994

Class 115 DMBS M51880 stabled at Worcester on May 22nd 1994. It is coupled to 53132 in front. Hamish Stevenson.


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