Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30293
|w/e 15/06/57||New to||9A (Longsight)|
|Jun-57||Transferred to||5A (Crewe North)|
|Sep-57||Transferred to||9A (Longsight)|
|Oct-58||Transferred to||9D (Buxton)|
|Sep-63||Depot code change||9L (Buxton)|
|May-73||Depot code change||BX (Buxton)|
|27/04/86||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|14/05/89||Transferred to||CH (Chester) PCHX|
|14/05/90||Sector Change to||PXXZ|
|11/06/90||Withdrawn from||CH (Chester) PZQZ|
1st January 1988 - Has window bars
1st January 1988 - White cab roof dome & black window surround
late November 1989 - Stored as spare at Chester depot due to poor condition - unit CH618 disbanded
30th April 1990 - Seen stored out of use at Chester depot
12th October 1990 - Listed as condemned
50431 - original number
53431 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50431||59139||50483||As delivered to 9A - w/e 15/06/57|
|50431||59139||50483||Noted 17th June 1957|
|50431||59139||50483||Noted 23rd March 1958|
|BX484||53431||59137||53496||Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes and black window surrounds|
|BX484||53431||59137||53496||Listed at BX - circa Dec-85|
|53431||53496||Formation change - NH - circa Apr-86|
|53431||53496||Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986|
|53431||53512||Formation change - NH - circa Dec-86|
|53431||53512||Noted 11th October 1987|
|53431||53512||Noted 18th November 1987|
|53431||53512||Listed at NH - 1st January 1988|
|53431||53512||Noted 12th March 1988|
|N662||53431||53512||Listed at NH - May-88|
|N662||53431||53512||Noted 17th June 1988|
|N662||53431||53512||Noted circa Jul-88|
|N662||53431||53512||Listed at NH - 16th July 1988|
|N662||53431||53512||Noted 6th August 1988|
|N662||53431||53512||Noted 12th April 1989|
|N662||53512||53431||Noted 12th April 1989|
|N662||53431||53512||Noted 15th May 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Listed at CH - 1st July 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Noted 15th August 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Noted 4th September 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Noted 8th September 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Noted 16th September 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Noted 24th September 1989|
|CH606||53431||53512||Listed at CH - 14/10/89|
circa Dec-72 - AWS fitted
Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted
Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496), is seen at Bankend between New Mills Newtown and Furness Vale, whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service. 20th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 104 set BX484 at Llandudno on 14/7/85 with 'Stockport' on the destination blind. There is another set behind. From the left the vehicles are: M53431, M59137, M53496, M53420, M59152 and M53474. Kenneth Leiper.
On 2nd March 1986 a white roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496) has just terminated at Disley, because of Sunday engineering works further down the line, passengers will now cross over and board the GMT "standard" waiting on the A6 to take them to Hazel Grove. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. Andrew J Crowther.
CH606 M53431 + M53512 take fuel on Chester Depot, 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.
Condemned Class 104 DMUs M53431, 53512 and M53517 at Chester on June 5th, 1990. Surface Stock.
Class 104 DMBS M53431 at Snailwell in July 1991. Surface Stock.
Class 104s at Buxton, undated. The closest set carries the unusual set number BN462 (presumably BN is for Buxton), the vehicle number is possibly 50431. Hamish Stevenson.
A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53496, M59137, M53431) has terminated at Disley on 2nd March 1986 because of Sunday engineering works further down the line and is crossing back over to work the return service to Buxton. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. In it's last years Disley was a "Peak" hour only box, with i think 1 maybe 2 Disley peak hour expresses from Manchester Piccadilly terminating here, they were probably the only passenger trains scheduled not to stop at Stockport. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 104 53512 + 53431 with Class 108 54268 + 53934 at Manchester Victoria on 15/9/88. Rex Holt.
CH618 (M53512 + M53431) on 2E46, the 14:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at New Mills Central, 18-10-89. Kevin Dowd.
M53442, M53431, Sc59074, Sc59525, Sc59049 at Chester await being sent for scrap, 22-5-91. Kevin Dowd.