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Vehicle 50466 / 53466


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

4w/e 28/12/57 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Apr-63 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 04/02/67 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
26/01/90 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has window bars

11th October 1989 - Seen withdrawn in Chester station sidings

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50466 - original number
53466 - from Oct-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50466 59174 50518 As delivered to 5B - 4w/e 28/12/57
53466 53511 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53466 53511 Noted 3rd September 1987
53466 53511 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
53466 53511 Noted 15th February 1988
N672 53466 53511 Listed at NH - May 1988
N672 53466 53511 Listed at NH - May-88
53466 53511 Noted circa Jul-88
N672 53466 53511 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
CH612 53466 53504 Listed at CH - 1st July 1989
CH612 53466 53425 Noted 24th September 1989
CH612 53466 53504 Listed at CH - 14/10/89

Modifications

circa early 1975 - AWS fitted
Oct-86 - Window Bars Fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 28th March 1984

A Class 104 Two-Car set formed of cars M53466 & M53511 was departing from Croston with an Ormskirk to Preston service on March 28th 1984. This particular set was once a three-car that had a centre trailer composite car, along with a first class saloon at the leading end of M53511. As a three-car set it was one of the large fleet of 104's based at Newton Heath that had a white bodyside stripe, used mainly on Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North workings. Martyn Hilbert.

DMU

Date: 28th July 1984

Class 104 53466 is seen undergoing overhaul and repaint into all over BR blue at Doncaster Works open day on 28.07.1984. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 28th July 1984

M53466 during the Doncaster Works open day on Saturday 28th July 1984. PJ Evans.

DMU

Date: September 1984

A two-car Class 104 set, with 53466 closest, seen at Manchester Victoria circa September 1984. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 1st December 1984

53466 and 53017 seen in York station on the 1st December 1984. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 7th November 1987

Class 104 53466 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.11.1987. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 11th June 1988

Class 104 53466 is seen stabled solo at Tyseley on 11.06.1988. It's partner may well have been 53511 which was on the wheel lathe. Andy Cole.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 24th September 1989

Set number: CH614

M53466 (left) + M53425 (right) at Chester depot on September 24, 1989. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 24th September 1989

Set number: CH614

M53425 (CH614) + M53466 (CH612) on Chester Depot, 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th October 1989

Withdrawn Class 104 and 101 DMU vehicles alongside Chester station, Class 104 DMBS 53468 second from right 17-10-89ish. The line on 9/12/89 was: 53520, 53468, 53306, 53472, 53195, 59207, 53466, 53263, 53425, 59155, 59183, 59148 and 53541. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.

DMU

Date: 9th December 1989

Set number: CH609

M53520, M53468, M53306, 53472, E53195, M59207, M53466, E53263, M53425, M59155, M59183, M59148, 53541 withdrawn at Chester station sidings, 9/12/89. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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