Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30364
2nd June 1988 - Hauled from Newton Heath depot to Humberstone Yard via Toton depot by 31 230
26th June 1988 - Seen in Vic Berry's yard
50896 - original number
53896 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
C312 contains W53896 / W59355 / W53843 at Lawrence Hill circa 1984, a Cardiff allocated set that was unusually working a Bristol TM - Severn Beach service. Robert Tarling.
The DMS in C312 is 53896, working a Ystrad Mynach service when seen at Cardiff on 18th May 1987. Shayne Lewis.
W59355 is the centre car in set C312 seen leaving Cardiff Central on the 8th May 1987 on the 17:45 to Chepstow. On its left is 53896 and the DMBS on the right is 53843. Shayne Lewis.
W53843 of C312 (also containing 59355 / 53896) seen at Cardiff Central on 18/5/1987. Shayne Lewis.
The centre car from C312 is W59355, also seen is 53896 at Cardiff on 18/5/87. Shayne Lewis.
W53133 on stands at Vic Berry's scrapyard. Also on stands on the left is W59037, and on the right is W53896. Undated. Ian Francis.