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Vehicle 50951 / 53951

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


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.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50951 - original number
53951 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 1991

Two 2-car Class 108 units, with possibly 53951 nearest the camera, are seen in platform 3. These units had for may years worked in Cumbria, mainly on the West Cumbrian coast route to Barrow / Lancaster, but 1991 was to be their final year of operation, being replaced in November of that year with then newly-converted Class 153 single cars. Graeme Phillips Collection.


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