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Vehicle 50504 / 53504


Class 104

BR Diagram 558

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: 30294
Diagram: 558

Allocations

w/e 05/10/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Jan-58 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 30/05/66 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
4w/e 04/02/67 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
10/06/84 Transferred to BX (Buxton)
2w/e 15/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
04/02/87 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Mar-87 Transferred to ED (Eastfield)
02/10/88 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
04/10/89 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has roofed exhausts

24th September 1989 - Seen withdrawn in Chester station sidings

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use

22nd December 1989 - Hauled from Chester station sidings to Vic Berry's yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50504 - original number
53504 - from Dec-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50452 59160 50504 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50452 59160 50504 Noted 03/08/79
BX485 53456 59230 53504 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes
BX485 53456 59230 53504 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53456 53504 Formation change - NH - Apr-86
53504 59228 53556 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
457 53504 59228 53556 Formed at AY Feb-86
457 53504 59228 53556 Listed at ED - 23/03/87
457 53504 59228 53556 Listed at ED - Jan-88
457 53504 59228 53556 Listed at ED - 1st January 1988
457 53504 59228 53556 Listed at ED - 16th July 1988
457 53504 59228 53556 Listed at ED - circa August 1988
457 53504 59228 53556 Noted 16th August 1988
53857 53504 Noted 30th December 1988
457 53504 59228 53556 Noted March 1989
CH612 53466 53504 Listed at CH - 1st July 1989
CH612 53466 53504 Listed at CH - 14/10/89

Modifications

Dec-71 - Friction Control Springs Removed
circa Jul-72 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 28th July 1986

53504 with 59228 and 53556 at Blackpool North station on the 28th July 1986. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: April 1987

Set number: 456

Class 104 set 456 with M53504 at the front seen in Edinburgh Waverley station in April 1987. Alan Rintoul.

DMU

Date: 5th May 1987

Set number: 457

Class 104 set 457 at Kirkcaldy on 5/5/87, The leading vehicle is M53504. The train is about to leave as a service to Edinburgh. Kenneth Leiper.

DMU

Date: 7th May 1988

Set number: 457

53504, 59228 and 53556 in Edinburgh Waverley on the 7th May 1988. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 24th September 1989

Set number: CH612

A row of out-of-use DMU vehicles at Chester depot on September 24, 1989. Closest is Class 104 M53504. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 10th February 1990

Class 104 DMC 53504 awaits then end at Vic Berry's yard in Leicester, February 10th 1990. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 3rd August 1979

Blackpool North was a frequent haunt for Class 104s. In the station when this shot was taken on the 3rd August 1979 were 50524 + 59183 + 50475, 50504 + 59160 + 50452, 50477 + 59185 + 50529 and 50517 + 59173 + 50465. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 10th April 1985

Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon 1959 built Class 128 parcels unit M55994 is seen tagged into the rear of the 13.29 Manchester Piccadilly-Buxton service, which was worked by class 104 units M53456, M59230, M53504. At New Mills Newtown, 10th April 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 25th May 1987

Set number: 457

Class 104 set 457 enters Falkirk Grahamston station on May 25th 1987. Formed M53556 + M59228 + M53504, it is working the 20:31 to Glasgow Queen Street. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 7th May 1988

Set number: 457

Set 457 heads out of Edinburgh Waverley on the 7th May 1988 formed 53504, 59228 and 53556 on the rear. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 7th May 1988

Set number: 457

Class 104 set 457 (53556 + 59228 + 53504) emerges from the tunnel into Glasgow Queen Street station on the 7th May 1988. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 7th May 1988

Set number: 457

Class 104 set 457 (53556 + 59228 + 53504) emerges from the tunnel into Glasgow Queen Street station on the 7th May 1988. Dennis Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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