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Vehicle 50968 / 53968

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:

50968 - original number
53968 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: January 1979

In the fading light of a January afternoon at Ormskirk in 1979, Class 108 Motor Brake Second M50968 was at the rear of a service from Preston. The guard was waiting to collect the tail lamp for placing at the other end of the unit for the return working. The lower portion of the redundant signal box was still visible on the disused down side platform. The appearance of double track is the emergency loop then still in place to bypass the two buffer stops on the former up side. Martyn Hilbert.


Date: unknown

A Class 108 set at Leeds in the late '80s, with DMBS 53968 closest. Bob Clay.


Date: 30th December 1987

53968 and 54251 await departure from Leeds station with a Carlisle service on December 30th, 1978. Rex Holt.


Date: 9th July 1988

Class 108 53968 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 09.07.1988. Andy Cole.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 30th July 1978

E50140 (+ E59087 + E59094 + E51514) sits beside M56251 (unseen are M50968 + M50955 + M56234) at Lancaster. The 101 is on the Lancaster - Morecambe shuttle, the 108 to Millom (Cumbrian coast), 30/7/78. Robert Frise.


Date: 31st July 1978

M50956 at the head of M56238, M50965, M56248, M50968 and M56251 at Windermere on the 31st July 1978. Robert Frise.


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