Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30363
50847 - original number
53847 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
Class 116 set C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900) grinds up the Rhondda from Pontypridd with a Sunday service from Penarth to Treherbert approaching Trehafod. 13/2/1977. Stephen Burdett.
On 6th August 1979, car no. W50847 was only three weeks out of works, hence its smart appearance. My notes for the day quote it as working the 12.45 Cardiff - Merthyr & 14.00 return, but this latter service appears to be a through train to Barry Island if the destination blind is correct. Cardiff set C313 W50847 + W59040 + W50900. Gerard Fletcher.
A Barry Island service waits to leave a much reduced Merthyr Tydfil station on 20/5/1980. Formed of C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900). Stephen Burdett.
Class 116 set C313 (W53847 closest, presumably with 59040 + 53900) sits in the platform at Clifton Down on September 20, 1985, with the 10:03 Bristol - Severn Beach service. Hamish Stevenson.
C313 (53900 + 59040 + 53847) at Treherbert with the 10:14 to Cardiff Central on the 20th June 1987. Gazza Prescott.
C313 (W53900 + W59040 + W53847) inside a very clean and tidy Cardiff Canton depot on August 4th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
Cars 51087 59040 53847 are seen awaiting departure from the then platform 5 at Newcastle with an evening commuter service, 16/9/87. The front car is Class 119, the other two are Class 116. Adjacent in the then platform 4 are Mk 1 coaches (distinguishable from DMU stock by the window frames and Commonwealth bogies), probably a locomotive-hauled Pacer substitution - these were invariably three coaches in length, and their positioning relative to the DMU suggests a locomotive may be 'trapped' at the buffer stops. Graeme Phillips Collection.