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Vehicle 50636 / 53636

Class 108

BR Diagram 544

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: 30408
Diagram: 544

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50636 - original number
53636 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



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.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


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 In the background behind the Shenfield units can be seen withdrawn LMR DMUs including a Class 104 centre car and a Cravens.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: 30th August 1986

Metro-Cammell class 101 dmu E53171 forms part of the RCTS railtour "Mancunian Railtour" stands in platform 1 at Buxton, in the company of Derby Lightweights class 108 dmu's M52060 and M53636, a rare visit of a class 101 to Buxton. 30th August 1986. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 3rd September 1986

Class 104 M53514 and Class 108 M53636 at Buxton on the 3rd September 1986. Surface Stock.


Date: 6th June 1990

A Class 101/108 hybrid set formed of 51463 + 59249 + 53636 at Leeds on June 6, 1990. Surface Stock.


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