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Vehicle 50973 / 53973

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:

50973 - original number
53973 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 21st June 1980

A Class 108 formed of cars M50973 + M56263 stands in the rationalised splendour of Burscough Junction whilst working the 12.57 Preston to Ormskirk service on June 21st 1980. Martyn Hilbert.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 21st June 1980

A Class 108 formed of cars M56263 & M50973 arrives at Burscough Junction with the 12.57 Preston to Ormskirk on 21st June 1980. The station had an ever so long down platform complete with a bay, both a legacy from the days when Burscough Junction was on the former double track ex L&Y mainline between Preston & Liverpool Exchange. The connection was still in from Burscough Bridge serving the MOF warehouses through the gate on the right. Martyn Hilbert.


Date: 21st June 1980

In blue/grey livery Class 108 M56263 & M50973 awaits departure from Burscough Junction with the 13.37 Ormskirk to Preston on June 21st 1980. To the right of the 108 is the disused former Up line, and platform and just visible in the distance on the far right is the siding connection to the MOF warehouses, linked via a flat crossing over the Ormskirk route and accessed from Burscough Bridge via the now lifted South Curve. Martyn Hilbert.


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