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Vehicle 50897 / 53897

Class 116

BR Diagram 554

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30364
Diagram: 554

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50897 - original number
53897 - from Feb-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 2nd July 1988

Set number: T422

Class 116 M53897 is the rear vehicle of a 6-car set departing from Skegness on the 2nd July 1988. Kevin Law.


Date: 10th March 1990

Set number: T417

Tyseley's set T417 53897 - 59335 - 59603 - 51877 at Longbridge on 10/Mar/1990 heading for Lichfield City (formed 116DMS, 116TC, 127TSL, 115DMBS), about to be passed in the opposite direction by an HST. Robert Chilton.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 1st May 1985

Derby three-car unit 53844 - 59335 - 53897 passing the unique Stratford Southern signalbox forming a service to North Woolwich, just prior to energisation of the third rail, 1st May 1985. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 26th July 1991

Set number: T417

Class 115 DMBS no. 51892 leading Tyseley's set T417 formed with 59595, 59335 & 53897 (mixed class 115/127/116) into Birmingham New Street with a Cross-City line service bound for Lichfield City on 26/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.


Date: 29th November 1992

Set number: T405

Class 116 DMBS 51138 leading set T405, formed as a three-car with TSL 59611 (Cl.127) and DMS 53897, seen at Birmingham New Street on the last advertised day of first generation DMU services on the Cross City Line. Robert Chilton.


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