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Vehicle 50944 / 53944 / 977766


Class 108

BR Diagram 543

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30465
Diagram: 543

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50944 - original number
53944 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977766 - from Jan-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977766

Sandite / Route Learner From 1/92 to 8/93. Carried set number LO904

Images:

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1988

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.

DMU

Date: 13th September 1989

Set number: N617

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.

DMU

Date: 1990

Set number: N617

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.

DMU

Date: 24th August 1993

Set number: LO904

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.

DMU

Date: circa 1994

Set number: LO904

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.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 8th June 1993

Set number: LO904

Sandite sets LO904 977765 (51938) + 977766 (53944), LO902 977748 (53950) + 977746 (53929) on Chester Depot, 8-6-93. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 24th August 1993

Set number: LO904

977765 and 977766 seen at Chester TMD on the 24th August 1993. S Gaskell.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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