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Vehicle 50424 / 53424


Class 104

BR Diagram 558

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30291
Diagram: 558

Allocations

Apr-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Sep-57 Transferred to 9D (Buxton)
Sep-63Depot code change9L (Buxton)
May-73Depot code changeBX (Buxton)
09/07/84 Withdrawn from BX (Buxton)
circa Mar-85 Reinstated ED (Eastfield)
Oct-85 Stored GC - then reinstated for Summer 1986.
Dec-87 Withdrawn from ED (Eastfield)

Notes

3rd May 1985 - Seen in 'Mexican Bean' livery

16th July 1988 - Listed at Thornton Junction Yard

18th February 1989 - Seen at Haymarket depot

1st July 1989 - Seen at Thornton Yard

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use

12th October 1990 - Listed as stored condemned at Thornton Junction Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50424 - original number
53424 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50420 59132 50424 As delivered to - Apr-57
50420 59132 50424 Noted 20th April 1957
50420 59132 50424 Noted 24/05/80
104325 53434 53424 Formed May 1985
104325 53424 53434 Noted 3rd May 1985
104325 53434 53424 Listed at Eastfield - Summer 1986
104325 53434 53424 Listed at Eastfield - August 1986
53434 53424 Noted 11/08/86
104325 53434 53424 Listed at ED - 23/03/87
53434 53424 Noted 16th May 1987
53434 53424 Listed at ED - 1st January 1988

Images:

DMU

Date: 1st April 1984

Set number: BX486

Blue-grey liveried set BX486 arrives into Manchester Piccadilly on the 1st April 1984. The formation is believed to be 53424 + 59207 + 53434. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 31st May 1985

Set number: 104325

SC53424 in Crainlarich station on May 31st, 1985, while working the Oban - Crainlarich shuttle. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1st June 1985

Set number: 104325

Stabled in the yard at Oban along with a YCV Turbot open ballast wagon are two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53424 and SC53434, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: August 1985

Set number: 104325

The "Mexican Bean" (53424 / 53434) glimpsed at Dalmally from a passing train while working an Oban to Crianlarich shuttle on a rainy day in August 1985. John McIntyre.

DMU

Date: October 1985

Set number: 104325

Class 104 BR&WC 2-car DMU 104 325 (DMCL 53424 + DMBS 53434) in Mexican Bean livery, stabled at Oban in October 1985. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.

DMU

Date: 11th August 1986

Set number: 104325

Seen at Oban on 11/08/1986, 104325 consisted of vehicles SC53424 + SC53434 and was painted in this so-called "Mexican Bean" livery of maroon and white for use on the Oban - Crianlarich summer shuttle services. It was often attached to the rear of a loco-hauled service to be taken back to its home depot of Eastfield (ED), Glasgow, for servicing / refueling. Note the white West Highland Terrier symbol on the bodyside, representing the said depot. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 8th December 1990

Set number: 104325

Withdrawn "Mexican Bean" Class 104 set 53424 and 53434 stored at Thornton Junction on 08/12/90. Stuart Mackay.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: circa April 57

An official image of M50420 + M59132 + M50424, probably at Wirksworth. British Railways.

DMU

Date: 20th November 1983

Set number: BX487

Class 104 DMU set BX487 (DMBS M53434 nearest camera, presumably with 59207 + 53424) waits at Manchester Piccadilly with a train for Buxton - 20/11/1983. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: 1st June 1985

Set number: 104325

Two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53434 and SC53424, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1986

Set number: 104325

"Mexican Bean" set 104 325 (53434 / 53424) in Eastfield depot, 30th April 1986. Neil Cannon.

DMU

Date: 16th June 1987

Set number: 104325

Mexican Bean Class 104 Sc53434 + Sc53424 is seen in Oban after arriving on the rear of the 18:20 Glasgow - Oban on June 16, 1987. They made this move regularly to Eastfield depot for servicing and fuelling, and were locked out of use for the journey. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 27th January 1991

Out of use vehicles at Thornton in Fife on January 27, 1991. Closest is 59794, which wouldn't be officially withdrawn until the end of the year. It had been transferred on paper to Neville Hill but never moved there. At the far end of the line are 53187, 53179, 51453, 59113, 53424, TDB977223 and 59073. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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