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Vehicle 56157

Class 103

BR Diagram 645

Builder: Park Royal
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30287
Diagram: 645


LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50402 during this period are:

3w/e 17/5/58 New to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
May-58 Transferred to 3C (Ryecroft)
Jun-60Depot code change21F (Ryecroft)
Sep-63Depot code change2G (Ryecroft)
w/e 07/01/67 Transferred to 6A (Chester)

Allocations for 56157:

Jan-71 Listed at 6A (Chester)
May-73Depot code changeCH (Chester)
Nov-80 Withdrawn from CH (Chester)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50402 56157 As delivered to 6G - May 1958

No images of the vehicle available.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 22nd August 1968

Park Royal class 103 and Metropolitan-Cammell class 101 DMUs stabled in the former steam motive power depot at Machynlleth on 22nd August 1968. My notes state that the following units were present on shed: M50404-M56158, M50402-M56348 and M51190-M56157. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 5th September 1979

Class 103 cars M50401 + M56157 are seen in front of a Class 108 unit at Blaenau Ffestiniog, 05/09/1979. Graeme Phillips Collection.


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