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Vehicle 50908 / 53908

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:

50908 - original number
53908 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: Early 1990

Set number: C375

W53908 of C375 takes a last ride from Canton Depot to Vic Berry’s, Leicester. Probably taken early 1990. Mac Winfield.


Date: 29th April 1990

Set number: C375

C375 W53908 + W53855 and E53196 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 29-4-90. Kevin Dowd.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 16th September 1979

Set number: C315

The final port of call on the 16th September 1979 NREA 'shed bash' was to bag the DMU sets stabled at Rhymney. Viewed from the now demolished island platform, disused for many years, refurbished Derby Works class 116 high density suburban triple set C315 (W50855-W59363-W50908), eventually forming a Cardiff service stands in Rhymney station, in the initial but short-lived white/blue stripe livery with brown underframe. All class 116 units were new to the Western Region and were delivered in 1957-58 and were synonymous with South Wales valley services. Gordon Edgar.


Date: circa 1987

Set number: C315

C315 (53855 + 59363 + 53908) enters Radyr, circa 1987. Mac Winfield.


Date: 25th October 1989

Set number: C375

C375 (53855 + 53908) at Treherbert with the 16:17 to Barry Island, 25th October 1989. Gazza Prescott.


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