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Vehicle 50447 / 53447


Class 104

BR Diagram 556

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: 30293
Diagram: 556

Allocations

Sep-57 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Jan-58 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
4w/e 05/11/66 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
13/09/81 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
p/e 13/10/90 Sector Change to PXXZ
09/03/92 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Notes

20th August 1989 - Part of 7-car 1T16 Chester - Trawsfynydd excursion and return consisting of M53516 + M53442 + M53531 + M53447 + M53925 + M59155 + M52039

12th October 1990 - Listed as stored condemned at Derby depot

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50447 - original number
53447 - from Jun-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50447 59155 50499 As delivered to 5B - September 1957
EP471 50445 59155 50447 Noted circa Jun-69
EP474 50447 59155 50499 Noted circa Jun-69
53447 52055 Noted 07/12/85
53447 52055 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53447 53531 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N667 53447 53531 Listed at NH - May 1988
N667 53447 53531 Listed at NH - May-88
N667 53447 53531 Noted circa Jul-88
N667 53447 53531 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
N667 53447 53531 Noted 13th December 1988
N667 53531 53447 Noted 12th April 1989
CH610 53447 53531 Listed at CH - 1st July 1989
CH610 53531 53447 Noted 20th August 1989
CH610 53447 53531 Listed at CH - 14/10/89
CH610 53447 53531 Noted 26th February 1990
CH610 53531 53447 Noted 30th April 1990
CH610 53531 53447 Noted 4th May 1990 - last known working of a 104 on Buxton line
CH610 53447 53531 Listed at CH - mid May-90

Images:

DMU

Date: September 1984

Class 104 53447 (and presumably 52055) appears to be empty when seen at Manchester Victoria in September 1984. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 26th July 1985

Class 104 53447 is seen at Leeds coupled to a Class 108 (probably 52055) on 26.07.1985. This was later preserved at the Llangollen Railway. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 23rd April 1988

A 2-car Class 104 behind a Class 47 with 53447 closest to the camera at Sheffield on the 23rd April 1988. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 30th August 1989

Set number: CH610

Class 104 set CH610 (53447 + 53531) approaches Deganwy at 12:25 on Wednesday 30th August 1989. Colin Brooks.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 101316

Many Met-Camm sets in the DMU sidings in Haymarket depot in 1988. Closest is 101316 (the DMC is presumably 53141), at the stops on the left is 53447. S Saunders.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1988

In the sidings at Southport on September 3rd 1988 are Class 108 53944 (paired with a Met-Camm) & Class 104 53447 are stabled between duties. Another 104 is in the station. In the foreground 507 011 awaits a visit to works for overhaul and bodywork repairs. The station layout was then controlled by the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalbox, (visible top left), complete with its electro-pneumatic control system dating from 1917. Martyn Hilbert.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1989

Set number: CH610

CH610 M53531 + M53447 pass Romiley box on 2H60 11:00 Man Picc to New Mills Central, 15-8-89, "in the days when I was a train booking lad in the box!" says Kev. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 2nd September 1989

Set number: CH610

CH610 53531 + M53447 are seen departing away from Greenbank on 10:02 Warrington Central to Chester, 2-9-89. Robert Simpson.

DMU

Date: 21st September 1989

Set number: CH610

Class 104 set CH610 (M53531 + M53447) is seen at Llandudno on September 21, 1989. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 4th May 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53529 + M53451 arrive into Manchester Piccadilly ECS from Stockport CS, seen from CH610 M53447 (+ 53531) on 2H06, the 16:07 Man Piccadilly to Buxton, the last ever time a 104 worked to Buxton. 4th May 1990. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th May 1990

Set number: CH610

CH610 M53531 + M53447 stand failed in the Platform 1 neck end at Manchester Piccadilly, 17-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 31st May 1990

Set number: CH610

CH610 53531 + M53447 on Chester Depot, 31-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1991

Set number: CH610

CH610 (M53531 + M53447) is seen stored at Derby Etches Park alsongside M53499 on the 3rd February 1991. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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