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Vehicle 56408 / 54408


Class 101

BR Diagram 630

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30468
Diagram: 630

Notes

20th February 1984 - Seen with MetroTrain branding

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56408 - original number
54408 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Images:

DMU

Date: 7th July 1992

Set number: 101654

101654 (54408 + 51800) at Lowestoft after terminating with the 07:45 service from Norwich on July, 7, 1992. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 7th September 1994

Set number: 101654

101654 54408 + 51800 on the 10:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at Chinley, 7-9-94. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 28th February 1995

Set number: 101654

Arriving at Stockport on ECS 101654 (54408 & 51800) on 28th February 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 5th September 1995

Set number: 101654

101654 (54408 & 51800) has just arrived at Irlam on 5th September 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 8th May 2000

Set number: 101654

At Stockport in the evening is 101654 (54408 & 51800) on 8th May 2000. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 8th May 2000

Set number: 101654

101654 (54408 & 51800) at Macclesfield on 5th May 2000. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: February 2001

Set number: 101654

Car 54408 of 101654 heads a 3-car 101 set in Longsight Depot in February 2001. Ian Buck.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 13th August 1987

Just before 7pm, cars E53164 E59246 E53188 (two vehicles with brake vans) call at Middlesbrough with the 18:20 Saltburn - Darlington. E53164, nearest the camera, is receiving attention from a railway worker, was later preserved. The DMU visible to the left is DTS(L) no E54408 at the rear of a service to Saltburn. The use of a power-trailer formation such as this may have also been due to stock shortages, as DMUs in the north-east were generally formed as power-twins by this date, to have any hope of maintaining accelerated schedules intended for Pacers. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th September 1989

Set number: N617

31 456 is at the head of (furthest to closest) (possibly 51828)/51842 and 54408/53944 at Sheffield on the 13th September 1989. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 5th September 1995

Set number: 101654

Working a local service from Irlam 101654 (51800 & 54408) is seen at Manchester Oxford Road on 5th September 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 12th February 2000

Set number: 101654

At Romiley is 101654 (51800 & 54408) on 12th February 2000. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 8th May 2000

Set number: 101654

At this time there was one class 101 working to Macclesfield completely under the wires. On 8th May 2000 101654 (51800 & 54408) do the honours. Ian Buck.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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