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Vehicle 50540 / 53540


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)
w/e 10/10/64 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
4w/e 06/02/65 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
3w/e 02/10/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
4w/e 06/11/65 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
circa Feb-82 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
05/02/87 Transferred to CW (Cricklewood)
10/05/87 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common)
p/e 31/12/88 Sector Change to NGBX
20/01/91 Sector Change to NWRX
22/10/93 Transferred to HQ NWRX
27/10/93 Withdrawn from HQ NWRX

Notes

27th May 1987 - Repainted into blue & grey livery at Derby Litchurch Lane

12th October 1990 - Listed as in NSE livery

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50540 - original number
53540 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50540 56183 As delivered to 5B - 2w/e 03/05/58
L704 53477 53540 Formed at OO circa Oct-87
L704 53477 53540 Listed at OO - 1st January 1988
L704 53477 53540 Listed at OO - 16th July 1988
L704 53477 53540 Noted 6th August 1988
L704 53477 53540 Listed at - 15/05/89
L704 53477 53540 Listed at OO - 1st July 1989
L704 53477 53540 Listed at OO - 12th October 1990
spare 53540 Listed at OO - 21/01/91
L263 53540 54289 Listed at - 24/02/92 - NSE NWRX pool
L263 53540 54289 Listed at - 12/08/92
L263 53540 54289 Listed at OO - November 1992 - Sector NWRX
L263 53540 54495 Noted 14th May 1993
L263 53540 54495 Noted 26th August 1993

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th November 1988

Set number: L704

Class 104 set L704 at South Tottenham on 20th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: unknown

Freshly outshopped 53540 in Doncaster Works. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 10th June 1989

Set number: L704

L704 (53540 + 53477) at Barking on June 10, 1989. John Carter.

DMU

Date: July 1990

Set number: L704

At Gospel Oak is class 104 set L704 (53540 and 53477) on the Barking service. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: October 1990

Set number: L704

Class 104 L704 consists of two DMBSs, the closest is 53540 when seen circa October 1990 in Hayes & Harlington station. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th October 1990

Class 104 set L704 (53540 + 53477) is seen approaching Paddington on 20.10.1990 in Network South East livery. A handful of these units were operated by Old Oak Common. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 24th March 1992

Set number: L263

L263 53540 + 54289 at Slough on the 13:20 to Windsor And Eaton Central, 24-3-92. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 5th November 1992

Set number: L263

L263 (53540 + 54495) at Reading with the 16:00 to Didcot on 5/11/92. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 17th January 1995

Withdrawn class 104 car 53540 at Old Oak Common depot on 17th January 1995 awaiting decision. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 16th October 1995

53540, the last 104 to remain in service, Gwent Demolition, Margam 16-10-95. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 17th October 1995

Set number: L263

Cutting is started on 53540, Gwent Demolition, Margam 17-10-95. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: September 1988

Set number: L702

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

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.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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