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Vehicle 50539 / 53539


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: 30296
Diagram: 556

Allocations

2w/e 03/05/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
4w/e 03/06/61 Transferred to 21F (Ryecroft)
4w/e 06/02/65 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
3w/e 02/10/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
w/e 06/11/65 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
circa Feb-82 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
02/11/86 Transferred to CW (Cricklewood)
10/05/87 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common)
p/e 31/12/88 Sector Change to NGBX
24/01/92 Transferred to RG (Reading) NWRX
pre 11-92 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common) NWRX
17/12/92 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common) NWRX

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has NSE symbols on sides

1989 - Seen in NSE livery

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50539 - original number
53539 - from Sep-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50539 56182 As delivered to 5B - 2w/e 03/05/58
50539 56182 Noted 24/05/80
L702 53455 53539 Formed at OO circa 10/87
L702 53455 53539 Listed at OO - 1st January 1988
L703 53470 53539 Listed at OO - 16th July 1988
L703 53470 53539 Noted 6th August 1988
L702 53455 53539 Listed at - 15/05/89
L702 53455 53539 Listed at OO - 1st July 1989
L702 53455 53539 Listed at OO - 12th October 1990
L702 53455 53539 Listed at OO - 21/01/91
L265 53539 54491 Listed at - 24/02/92 - NSE NWRX pool
L265 53539 54491 Listed at - 12/08/92 - NSE Thames NWRX pool (Reading / Old Oak Common)
L265 53539 54491 Listed at OO - November 1992 - Sector NWRX

Images:

DMU

Date: 24th January 1987

Class 104 53539 is seen after overhaul at Tyseley on 24.01.1987 coupled to a Class 108 car. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L702

Class 104 set L702 (presumably 53539 + 53455) departs from Barking. Undated. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L702

Class 104 DMBS 53539 is part of set L702 with 53455 when seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: September 1988

Set number: L702

Class 104 53539+53540 arrives at Barking from Gospel Oak in September 1988. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 20th January 1990

Set number: L702

Network SouthEast liveried BRC&W 2 car class 104 dmu, set L702 formed of 53539 & 53455, arrive at Barking with a service from Gospel Oak on 20th January 1990, Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: October 1990

Set number: L702

Class 104 set L702 is seen at Southall circa October 1990, 53539 leads. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 24th March 1992

Set number: L265

L265 53539 + 54491 arrive at Greenford on the 16:37 ex-Ealing Broadway, 24-3-92. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 9th December 1992

53539 drivers footstep plate, taken on 9-12-92. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th January 1995

Class 104 cars 53539 & 53477 withdrawn at Old Oak Common on 17th January 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 16th October 1995

Set number: L720

53539, 59437, 59435, + 23 other vehicles! With ADB968021 at Gwent Demolition, Margam 16-10-95. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th October 1995

Set number: L720

Sparks fly as the first cuts are made to scrap 53539, Gwent Demolition, Margam 17-10-95. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th October 1995

Set number: L720

53539 has its No.2 side number panel removed by Philip Walker, Gwent Demolition, Margam 17-10-95. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 3rd December 1995

Set number: L720

53539, 59437, 53540 (540 being scrapped during the following week) at Gwent Demolition, Margam, 3-12-95. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 10th December 1995

Set number: L720

53539, 59437, 53477 (477 scrapped 12-12-95) at Gwent Demolition, Margam, 10-12-95. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L702

A study of L702 (presumably 53455 + 53539) at Gospel Oak. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L702

L702 (53455 + 53539) seen at Southall working with a Class 101 circa April 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1990

Set number: L702

A Class 104 dmu (53455 + 53539) passes Leytonstone on a Gospel Oak-Barking train on 30 April 1990. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 8th November 1990

Set number: L701

L701 53437 + 53479, L705 53599 + 51572, L702 53539 + 53455 at St Pancras on the early morning ECS moves from Old Oak Common to Gospel Oak and Barking, 8-11-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th January 1995

Class 104 car 53477 together with 53539 withdrawn at Old Oak Common 17th January 1995. Ian Buck.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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