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Vehicle 50626 / 53626 / 977745

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: 30407
Diagram: 543

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50626 - original number
53626 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977745 - from Oct-91 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977745

Sandite / Route Learner From 10/91 to 10/92.



Date: 15th May 1982

The northbound lunchtime service over the joint line, the the 13.55 Cambridge - Doncaster is seen arriving at March on 15th May 1982 formed of a Derby Works 3 car dmu E50626 + E59384 + E50636 allocated to Leeds Neville Hill. The set was refurbished later in 1982. It was not uncommon to see sets from Neville Hill and even South Gosforth on the joint line trains, although most of the time the Derby Heavyweight Class 114s and Cravens Class 105 sets held sway. In the background behind the Shenfield units can be seen withdrawn LMR DMUs including a Class 104 centre car and a Cravens. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 18th June 1988

Set number: BX370

M53626 leads a special from Buxton with class 108 and 104 stock seen near Ely West Junction, 18.06.88. Surface Stock.


Date: 20th August 1990

An odd pairing of class 108 DMBS 53626 (nearest) and class 101 DTCL 54365, standing at Sheffield on 20/Aug/1990. Robert Chilton.


Date: 27th July 1991

Set number: LO282

Longsight's class 108 set no. LO282 formed 53626 - 54262 having just arrived at Manchester Victoria on a bright sunny scorching 27 July 1991. Robert Chilton.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: unknown

E50666 + E59384 + E50626 at March on 15th May 1982 with the 13.55 Cambridge - Doncaster. There certainly seem to be plenty of passengers, though whether they are boarding or disembarking is unclear. E50636 had had the two character heacode panel plated over, this was a short term fix and at the next major overhaul it would be rebuilt with a flush front. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 12th August 1989

A variety of DMU sets sit in Neville Hill depot on August 12, 1989, including Class 108 set 53636 + 53626, allocated there a few months earlier from Chester. Note the paint under the drivers window probably covering a set number. On the right is a Class 101/108 hybrid set. Hamish Stevenson.


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