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Vehicle 56181 / 54181

Class 104

BR Diagram 585

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30297
Diagram: 585


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 50538 during this period are:

3w/e 19/04/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Apr-63 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
4w/e 06/02/65 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
3w/e 02/10/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
4w/e 06/11/65 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)

Allocations for 56181:

Jan-71 Listed at 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
May-80 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
circa Feb-82 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
09/11/86 Withdrawn from BY (Bletchley)


6th May 1989 - Seen (in poor condition) at Longsight depot

6th May 1989 - Seen at Longsight depot

1st July 1989 - Listed as withdrawn at Longsight depot

19th October 1989 - Listed as withdrawn/out of use

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56181 - original number
54181 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50538 56181 As delivered to 5B - 3w/e 19/04/58



Date: 13th October 1984

M54181 at Leicester on the 13th October 1984. Dennis Taylor.


Date: 6th May 1989

M54181 dumped on Longsight TMD 6-5-89. Kevin Dowd.


Date: February 1992

Class 104 driver trailer M54181 at Snailwell in February 1992. Surface Stock.


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