Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30364
50878 - original number
53878 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A Derby suburban set headed by W50878 arrives at Birmingham Snow Hill on 29 November 1957 ready to work the 2.05pm to Stratford-on-Avon. In brand new condition, it was delivered that month and the set would also contain 59333 and 50825. Michael Mensing.
Three-car set 53878, 59612 and 53056 stabled at Leicester with Norwich's set 72 behind, headed by 51201 and presumably with out of sight, 54347. Unusually the 116 (with class 127 centre trailer) appears to have a Tyseley set number board in the 2nd man's window but with no set number apparently on it. The following year 53878 and 59612 were reformed into four-car set T421 and 53056 was in three-car set T342. Robert Chilton.
Class 116 DMS M53878 at Snailwell on March 24, 1992. Surface Stock.
Class 116 set TS620 in Birmingham New Street on May 23, 1984. It is presumably formed 53849 + 59606 + 53878. Stuart Mackay Collection.