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Vehicle 50507 / 53507

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


w/e 05/10/57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Dec-57 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)
w/e 05/11/76 Transferred to BX (Buxton)
2w/e 15/04/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
14/05/89 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
04/10/89 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ


1st January 1988 - Last 104 to retain a Buxton unit number (BX482)

1st January 1988 - Yellow destination blind surround

16th July 1988 - Has yellow destination blind surround

24th September 1989 - Seen withdrawn in Chester station sidings

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use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

50507 - original number
53507 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50455 59163 50507 As delivered to 9A - w/e 05/10/57
50455 59163 50507 Transfer to BX - w/e 05/11/76
BX482 53429 59195 53507 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes and black window surrounds
BX482 53429 59195 53507 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
53429 53507 Formation change - NH - circa Apr-86
53429 59195 53507 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986 - on loan Buxton
53534 53507 Listed at NH - 1st January 1988
N677 53534 53507 Listed at NH - May 1988
N677 53534 53507 Listed at NH - May-88
N677 53534 53507 Noted circa Jul-88
N677 53534 53507 Listed at NH - 16th July 1988
53534 53507 Noted 27th August 1988
N667 53534 53507 Noted 7th September 1988
N667 53534 53507 Noted 19th April 1989 - Failed at Manchester Vic. with defective brakes
CH615 53534 53507 Listed at CH - 1st July 1989
53534 53507 Noted 09/08/89
CH615 53534 53507 Noted 4th September 1989


circa early 1975 - AWS fitted



Date: 24th April 1984

Set number: BX482

53507 on the back of BX482 arriving into Manchester Piccadilly on the 24th April 1984. Dennis Taylor.


Date: 9th March 1985

Scuttling down the 1 in 60 decent between Disley and Hazel Grove with a Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service, is Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu (M53507, M59149, unknown DMBS) seen as it heads towards the short Middlewood Tunnel which takes the railway underneath the Macclesfield Canal. 9th March 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 7th July 1985

Set number: BX482

On 7th July 1985, coming out of the New Mills turn back tunnel, as we called it as it was used to turn back the 2 car dmus back to Manchester, is a Buxton "White Roofed" allocated BRC&W dmu BX482 (M53507, M59195, M53429), officially called Hayfield Tunnel it was the start of the 2.5 mile branch to Hayfield which closed to all traffic on 03/01/70, the tunnel is 197 yards long and was only half bricked up at the other end. Today the tunnel is trackless but the tunnel mouth is still there, at the other end of the tunnel is the start of the Sett Valley trail which is on the old track bed to Hayfield. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 2nd June 1987

Set number: BX482

Birmingham R.C.& W.Co class 104 units 53507-53429 forming the 17:40 Bolton service at Manchester Victoria on 2 June 1987. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 1st April 1988

53507 heads a mixed livery Class 104 set with a 101 set behind at Manchester Victoria on the 1st April 1988. Dennis Taylor.


Date: 2nd September 1989

Set number: CH615

CH615 M53507 + M53534, stand in the old goods depot sidings at Warrington Central, at 16:35 on 2-9-89. Robert Simpson.


Date: 10th February 1990

Set number: CH615

Class 104 M53507 CH615 at Vic Berry's with Upperton Road bridge behind, 10.02.90. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 3rd February 1980

This shows 50455 facing 50507 at NH on 3/2/80. Despite it looking as if the two vehicles are cannibalised and about to be scrapped, both vehicles returned to traffic for several more years. Jerry Glover.


Date: 21st July 1988

Class 104 twin set in contrasting liveries M53534+M53507, the latter in all blue livery with the 13.26 Chesterfield-Sheffield at Tapton Junction, Chesterfield on the 21st July 1988. Kevin Law.


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