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Vehicle 56203 / 54203


Class 108

BR Diagram 640

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30409
Diagram: 640

Allocations

14/08/58 New to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
2w/e 30/04/60 Transferred to 55F (Manningham)
4w/e 25/03/67 Transferred to 55H (Neville Hill)
w/e 01/04/67 Transferred to South Gosforth
w/e 02/08/69 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
4w/e 05/12/70 Transferred to 52J (South Gosforth)
w/e 24/10/76 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill)
13/05/84 Transferred to BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
10/05/87 Transferred to BR (Bristol Bath Road)
14/05/90 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton) PCFX
07/07/91 Transferred to LO (Longsight) PLOX
07/06/93 Transferred to HQ RFXX
23/06/93 Withdrawn from HQ RFXX

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56203 - original number
54203 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50612 56203 As delivered to 56G - 14th August 1958
50612 56203 Transfer to 55F - 2w/e 30/04/60
50612 56203 Transfer to 55H - 4w/e 25/03/67
50606 56203 Transfer to South Gosforth - w/e 01/04/67
B968 53620 54203 Formed at BR circa 10/87
B965 53616 54203 Listed at BR - 29/02/88
B968 53620 54203 Formation change - BR - 2w/e 13/03/88 - 54203 (ex-B969) replaced 54201 (to B969)
B968 53620 54203 Listed at BR - 15/05/89
LO299 53974 54203 Listed at LO - Dec-91
LO241 53202 54203 Listed at LO - November 1992
LO241 53202 54203 Listed at LO - 10/12/92

Modifications

Dec-74 - AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

Set number: B965

The new order at Weston-super-Mare. It’s Tuesday March 29 1988 and Leyland 155325 has just arrived on a press demonstration run from Westbury. Meanwhile, B965 (54203 + 53620) arrives on a Taunton train. Just visible in the ‘six-foot’ are tubs of daffodils, the station staff’s attempt to brighten the surroundings. Mel Holley.

DMU

Date: March 1989

Set number: B968

Class 108 set B968 (presumably 54203 + 53620) makes a smoky departure from Bristol Bath Road depot circa March 1989. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 5th May 1993

Set number: LO241

A Longsight allocated hybrid unit - LO241 - comprising of "Derby" Class 108 (54203) & "Met Cam" Class 101 (53202) negotiating New Mills South Junction on a peak hour working to Chinley. 5th May 1993. Andrew J Crowther.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 2nd June 1982

Class 108 vehicles E50604 and E56203 form the 17:50 to Saltburn at Darlington on June 2ns, 1982. John Carter.

DMU

Date: May 1989

Set number: B968

Class 108 set B968, headed by 53620 (probably with 54203) in May 1989 at Bristol Temple Meads. Stuart Mackay Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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