Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30466
56253 - original number
54253 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A Derby built Class 108 2-car DMU is stabled between duties in Southport carriage sidings on the 10th July 1988. M54253 was a Driving Trailer Composite when built, but had now been downgraded to all second class. Most of the railway infrastructure behind the DMU has now been swept away and replaced by a retail park. Visible are the toilet blocks and the faded maroon & cream staff cabin on the disused excursion platforms, the coal depot, the loco shed, and the stable blocks for the former goods yard. Viva & Marina British Rail vans are parked in the yard. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 108 set LO276 (presumably 54253 + 53981) arrives at Llandudno Jct on June 4, 1991. Hamish Stevenson.
Longsight set LO276, formed with a slightly battered looking DTCL M54253 and DMBS M53981, sitting amongst the Brute trolleys at Manchester Piccadilly, 16/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.
M50981 + M56253 in Chester station with the 12:43 to Manchester Victoria on 20/9/80. John Carter.
Class 108 53981 and 54253 arrive into Orrell station, this end of the platforms is unused. 28th October 1986. S Gaskell.
53981 and 54253 await departure from Orrell station on the 28th October 1986. S Gaskell.
Class 108 set LO276 formed DMBS 53981 leading DTCL 54253 standing at Preston on 16/Jul/1992. Robert Chilton.