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Vehicle 50556 / 53556


Class 104

BR Diagram 580

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: 30298
Diagram: 580

Allocations

10/10/58 New to South Gosforth
3w/e 16/05/59 Transferred to 51A (Darlington)
4w/e 31/10/59 Transferred to South Gosforth
4w/e 04/08/62 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
w/e 07/12/63 Transferred to 51A (Darlington)
w/e 07/03/64 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
4w/e 11/09/65 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
4w/e 05/12/70 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
4w/e 31/01/71 Transferred to 30A (Stratford)
May-73Depot code changeSF (Stratford)
2w/e 20/11/77 Transferred to GF (South Gosforth)
w/e 10/08/80 Transferred to DN (Darlington)
w/e 15/02/81 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
circa 1984 Transferred to BX (Buxton)
11/05/86 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)
31/03/89 Transferred to CP PSPX
17/05/89 Withdrawn from CP PXXZ

Notes

1st January 1988 - Has roofed exhausts

1st January 1988 - Last Tyneside 104 power car in service

19th June 1989 - Stored serviceable at Crewe Brook Sidings

1st July 1989 - Listed as withdrawn at Chester depot

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use

12th October 1990 - Listed as condemned at Longsight depot

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50556 - original number
53556 - from Dec-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50556 59202 59223 50577 As delivered to South Gosforth - 10th October 1958
50556 59202 59223 50577 Transfer to 51A - 3w/e 16/05/59
50556 59202 59223 50577 Transfer to South Gosforth - 4w/e 31/10/59
50556 59202 59223 50577 Transfer to 55H - 4w/e 04/08/62
50556 59213 59089 50577 Transfer to 51A - w/e 07/12/63
50556 59089 59213 50577 Transfer to 55H - w/e 07/03/64
50556 59202 59223 50577 Transfer to 50C - 4w/e 11/09/65
50556 59214 50565 Transfer to 30A - 4w/e 31/01/71
BX487 53514 59228 53556 Listed at BX - circa Jul-85
BX487 53514 59228 53556 Noted 01/12/85
BX487 53514 59228 53556 Listed at BX - circa Dec-85
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
53848 53556 Noted 6th February 1989
457 53504 59228 53556 Noted March 1989

Images:

DMU

Date: circa 1987

Set number: 457

BRC&W set 457 departs from Edinburgh Waverley circa 1987 led by 53556. S Saunders.

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.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 1st March 1980

E50564 + E59206 + E59214 + E50556 with the 13:29 to Newcastle at Manors on March 1st, 1980. John Carter.

DMU

Date: 9th April 1985

Set number: BX485

Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX485 (M53514, M59228, M53556), climbs the 1-60 bank up towards Disley whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly-Buxton service. These units truly worked nationwide, but it was the Buxton route which they became synonymous with. 9th April 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 23rd February 1986

Set number: BX487

With Oxford Road showing on the blind, Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX487 (M53514, M59228, M53556) slows for the Chapel-en-le-Frith stop, with a Sunday working to Manchester Oxford Road on 23rd February 1986. This set was unique at Buxton for in it's formation was M59228 a TBSL one of only 14 built for the North Eastern Region 4 car sets it was the last of it's kind in service. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 28th July 1986

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

DMU

Date: 7th May 1988

Set number: 457

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

                                                                                                                                                                             


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