Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30465
50944 - original number
53944 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977766 - from Jan-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 1/92 to 8/93. Carried set number LO904
In the sidings at Southport on September 3rd 1988 are Class 108 53944 (paired with a Met-Camm) & Class 104 53447 are stabled between duties. Another 104 is in the station. In the foreground 507 011 awaits a visit to works for overhaul and bodywork repairs. The station layout was then controlled by the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalbox, (visible top left), complete with its electro-pneumatic control system dating from 1917. Martyn Hilbert.
31 456 is at the head of (furthest to closest) (possibly 51828)/51842 and 54408/53944 at Sheffield on the 13th September 1989. Malcolm Clements.
150140 and a Class 108 at Cleethorpes in 1990. The set number on the 108 DMBS appears to read N617 making it 53944. John Law.
977766 is carrying set number LO904T when seen at Chester TMD, sandwiched between 977748 (left) and 977765 (right) on the 24th August 1993. S Gaskell.
A stack of Class 108 vehicles awaiting their end at CF Booths in Rotherham, circa 1994. With the cab facing us are sandite vehicles 977766 (top) and 977765. Robert Frise Collection.
Sandite sets LO904 977765 (51938) + 977766 (53944), LO902 977748 (53950) + 977746 (53929) on Chester Depot, 8-6-93. Kevin Dowd.
977765 and 977766 seen at Chester TMD on the 24th August 1993. S Gaskell.