Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30465
19/04/59 - The six 2-car sets stored at Warwick shed (50947-52) were noted passing through Coventry on 19/04/59 hauled by 43005 in the Nuneaton direction, heading for Stoke. They were to have travelled under their own power, but had flat batteries after months of storage.
50950 - original number
53950 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977748 - from Oct-91 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 10/91 to 8/93. Carried set number LO902
The Sellafield worker's 'peak' service train from Barrow in Furness, formed of 'Derby Lightweight' M53950 and M54239, arrives at Ravenglass, the 07:38 departure through to Carlisle, 5th July 1991. Gordon Edgar.
Sandite / route-learner 977748 seen on Chester depot, 24-8-93. S Gaskell.
Class 108 54227+53950 on Carlisle Kingmoor depot on the 16th September 1985. Kevin Law.
Sandite sets LO904 977765 (51938) + 977766 (53944), LO902 977748 (53950) + 977746 (53929) on Chester Depot, 8-6-93. Kevin Dowd.
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.