Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30294
|Jul-57||New to||9A (Longsight)|
|Sep-57||Transferred to||5A (Crewe North)|
|Oct-57||Transferred to||9A (Longsight)|
|w/e 01/10/60||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)|
|20/05/89||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath) PNHX|
April 1988 - Seen with luggage racks missing
12th April 1988 - Seen with white cab roof dome and black cab window surround
16th July 1988 - Has white cab roof dome and black window surround
May 1989 - Seen with all luggage racks removed
11th June 1989 - Seen burnt out at Newton Heath depot
9th July 1989 - Seen out of service at Newton Heath depot
19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use
4th December 1989 - Seen stored out of service at Newton Heath depot
12th October 1990 - Listed as to be cut up on site at Newton Heath depot
50487 - original number
53487 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50435||59143||50487||As delivered to 9A - July 1957|
|50435||59143||50487||Noted 16th September 1957|
|BX481||53421||59148||53487||Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes|
|BX481||53421||59148||53487||Listed at BX - circa Dec-85|
|53421||53487||Formation change - NH - Apr-86|
|53421||53487||Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986|
|53421||59306||53487||Formation change - NH - circa Oct-86|
|53532||53487||Noted 12th April 1988|
|N676||53532||53487||Listed at NH - May 1988|
|N676||53532||53487||Listed at NH - May-88|
|N676||53532||53487||Noted June 1988|
|N676||53532||53487||Noted circa Jul-88|
|N676||53532||53487||Listed at NH - 16th July 1988|
M53487 + M53421 are seen in Leyland station during their stop with the 06:20 Preston - Liverpool Lime Street service on June 20, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
53487 sits in the company of 31223 and 45128 at Manchester Victoria, 16th July 1988. Gazza Prescott.
On the approach to Manchester Piccadilly is Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu M53421, M59148, M53487 arriving with a service from Buxton, 26th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
A six-car set, headed by set BX481 and M53421 (presumably with M59148 + M53487), enters Manchester Piccadilly on 17/8/85. Malcolm Clements.
A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX481 (M53421 + M59148 + M53487), climbs the 1-60 bank up towards Norbury Hollow level crossing whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service, 22nd December 1985. These units truly worked nationwide, but it was the Buxton route which they became synonymous with. Andrew J Crowther.
53487 is stacked on top of 53532 at Vic Berry's, 17/2/91. Kevin Dowd.