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Vehicle 50599 / 53599


Class 108

BR Diagram 543

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30406
Diagram: 543

Allocations

11/07/58 New to 51A (Darlington)
w/e 03/01/59 Transferred to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
2w/e 30/04/60 Transferred to 55F (Manningham)
3w/e 02/03/63 Transferred to 51A (Darlington)
Dec-67 Transferred to South Gosforth
w/e 23/04/78 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill)
29/09/85 Transferred to BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
04/10/87 Transferred to BR (Bristol Bath Road)
16/05/88 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
p/e 31/12/88 Sector Change to NNLX
p/e 07/10/89 Sector Change to NMYX
14/05/90 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common) NWRX
24/01/92 Transferred to RG (Reading) NWRX
21/12/92 Transferred to HQ NWRX
06/01/93 Withdrawn from HQ NWRX

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50599 - original number
53599 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50599 56190 As delivered to 51A - 11th July 1958
50599 56197 Transfer to 55F - 2w/e 30/04/60
50599 56190 Transfer to 51A - 3w/e 02/03/63
50599 56190 Transfer to South Gosforth - Dec-67
50599 59380 50197 Noted 27/04/76
B920 53599 59130 53635 Formed at BR 10/87
B931 53599 59130 53917 Listed at BR - 29/02/88
L705 53599 51572 Noted 08/11/90
L706 53599 51572 Listed at OO - 21/01/91
53599 59734 51572 Listed at - 24/02/92 - NSE NWRX pool
L490 53599 59734 51572 Listed at - 12/08/92
L490 53599 51572 Listed at RG - November 1992 - Sector NWRX

Images:

DMU

Date: 18th October 1983

A Class 108 2-car set with recently-renumbered 53599 bringing up the rear trundles away from Cottingham on a Hull - Scarborough service on 18th October 1983. The semaphores went the following year and the box lingered on until 1987. The latter is now preserved in the Hull Streetlife Museum. Syd Young.

DMU

Date: 20th October 1984

My train home, the 14.00 departure from Wigan Wallgate which I'd take to Appley Bridge. This was the 10.39 York to Southport service and was worked by a Neville Hill Class 108 set including car 53599. 20th October 1984. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 26th December 1987

Class 108 53599 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 26.12.1987. It was later preserved. Andy Cole.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 27th April 1976

50197 + 59380 + 50599 at Alston on Tuesday 27th April 1976, the last week of the Haltwhistle - Alston service. Arnie Furniss.

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.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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