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Vehicle 50645 / 53645

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:

50645 - original number
53645 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 6th October 1976

DMS(L) E50645 is seen at Newcastle, in what was then platform 2, waiting to depart with a North Tyneside circular service to the coast and back. These services were withdrawn a few years later, to be replaced by the Tyneside Metro system. Platforms 1-3 were taken out of use and turned into a car park, so the first platform was 4, where a recently arrived Class 101 DMU is seen unloading in this view. Although Class 101 units tended to be the mainstay of north-east local services for over 30 years, Class 108s also worked in the area, mainly seen on North Tyneside services, up until the mid-1970s, being transferred away before refurbishment. They were replaced by an influx of Class 105s which had been displaced by EMUs from Great Northern services out of London King's Cross, following electrification of those suburban routes. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 4th June 1990

Set number: CH350

Three-car Class 108 set M53645 + M59389 + M51935 leaves Manchester Piccadilly on June 4, 1990. Surface Stock.


Date: 24th October 1991

Set number: T061

T061 53645 + M51935 at Crewe on the 20:20 to Nottingham (the NEX is 92312), 24-10-91. Kevin Dowd.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 12th December 1992

Set number: T061

T061 (53822 + 53645) arrives into Lichfield TV on the 14:35 Coventry - Stoke, 12/12/92. Gazza Prescott.


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