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Vehicle 56227 / 54227

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: 30466
Diagram: 640

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56227 - original number
54227 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 16th September 1985

Class 108 54227+53950 on Carlisle Kingmoor depot on the 16th September 1985. Kevin Law.


Date: 15th December 1991

54227, M54269, 54263 await their fate in C.F.Booths Rotherham 15-12-91. Kevin Dowd.


Date: 5th January 1992

54227 on top of M54501(L), M54269(R), C.F.Booths, Rotherham 5-1-92. Kevin Dowd.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 26th June 1991

A dirty E53958 and E54227 are seen awaiting departure from Carlisle with a service to Whitehaven on 26/06/91. A fleet of 2-car power-trailer Class 108 DMUs, allocated to Kingmoor (KD) depot, Carlisle, were the mainstay of Cumbrian Coast services for many years. Upon the closure of that depot in May 1988, most were transferred to Heaton (HT) depot, Newcastle, still intended to continue with Cumbrian services (the rest went to Chester (CH) depot for services in north Lancashire). They lasted until November 1991, when finally replaced by then newly-converted Class 153 single car units. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 15th December 1991

54269, 54227 in C.F.Booths Rotherham 15-12-91. Kevin Dowd.


Date: 15th December 1991

54240, 54263, M54269, 54227 new arrivals in C.F.Booths Rotherham 15-12-91. Kevin Dowd.


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