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Vehicle 56163

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 50408 during this period are:

Jul-58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
4w/e 29/11/58 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 56163:

Jan-71 Listed at 6A (Chester)
May-73Depot code changeCH (Chester)
18/07/82 Withdrawn from CH (Chester)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50408 56163 As delivered to 5B - July 1958



Date: 6th November 1976

Park Royal Vehicles - Class 145 Driving Trailer Composite M56163 and Class 103 Motor Brake Second M50405, with 40 133 at Rock Ferry 06-11-76. Vincent Haworth.


Date: 1977

M56163 at Aberystwyth in 1977. John Law.


Date: 1977

Park Royal and Met-Camm sets in Aberystwyth station in 1977. John Law.


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