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Vehicle 50451 / 53451


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

w/e 05/10/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
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)
w/e 01/05/77 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
11/06/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PZQZ

Notes

10th October 1987 - Seen with no luggage racks

May 1989 - Seen with all luggage racks removed

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50451 - original number
53451 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50451 59159 50503 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50451 59153 50501 Noted 02/01/71
53451 53518 Formation change - NH - circa Feb-86
53451 53518 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53451 53518 Noted 10th October 1987
53451 53518 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N668 53451 53518 Listed at NH - March 1988
N668 53451 53518 Listed at NH - May 1988
N668 53451 53518 Listed at NH - May-88
N668 53451 53518 Noted circa Jul-88
N668 53451 53518 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
53451 53264 Noted 20th April 1989 - Failed at Atherton & assisted by 31178
CH611 53451 53517 Listed at CH - 1st July 1989
CH611 53451 53517 Noted 3rd September 1989
CH611 53451 53517 Listed at CH - 14/10/89
CH611 53451 53517 Noted 10th February 1990
CH611 53451 53517 Noted 23rd February 1990
CH611 53451 53517 Noted 26th February 1990 - EMU replacement services to Altrincham
CH611 53451 53517 Noted 27th February 1990
CH611 53451 53517 Noted 14th April 1990
CH611 53451 53529 Noted 30th April 1990
CH611 53529 53451 Noted 3rd May 1990
CH611 53529 53451 Noted 4th May 1990
CH611 53451 53529 Listed at CH - mid May-90

Images:

DMU

Date: 27th October 1984

Class 104 53451 is seen at Leeds on 27.10.1984, working with a Class 108 vehicle. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 1st April 1988

Set number: N668

53451 heads set N668 at Manchester Victoria on the 1st April 1988. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 15th February 1990

Set number: CH611

A rather tired looking Chester allocated Class 104 DMU set CH611 comprising of 53451 + 53517 in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 1 with a local service, 15th February 1990. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: CH611

CH611 (M53451 + M53529) near Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 31st May 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53451 + M53529 depart Chester 20 minutes late (both cars required water!) with the 14:19 to Helsby, 31-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1991

53451/50529 had been used as part of the DMU Auto-gear and carriage washing experiments. They are seen in the photograph at Etches Park on 3/2/91, days before leaving for Snailwell on the 12th. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 9th April 1977

A class 120 dmu (set EP485) prepares to leave Lincoln St Marks for Nottingham whilst a class 104 unit is stabled, 9/4/77. The 104 DMBS closest is either 50450 or 50451. St Marks was closed in 1985 with all services being concentrated on Central station. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 20th February 1988

BRC&W Class 104 DMU M53518 + M53451 calls at Reddish South with the shuttle from Stockport to Stalybridge, a service that ran hourly, on the 20th February 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: N668

53518 at Chester with the 21:28 to Manchester Piccadilly (set N668 also apparently comprised 53451), late '89 or 1990. Driver Atherton is ex-Northwich (8E). Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1989

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53517 + M53451 stabled on Chester Depot 3-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th January 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 (53517 + 53451) at Chester with the 14:35 to Warrington Central on 6/1/90. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 15th February 1990

Set number: CH611

A rather tired looking Chester allocated Class 104 set CH611 comprising of 53517 + 53451 in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 1 with a local service, 15th February 1990. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: CH611

CH611 (53529 + 53451) at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1990

Set number: CH611

CH611 M53529 + M53451 waits to depart Llandudno with the 17:17 to Stalybridge, 30-4-90. Kevin Dowd.

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.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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