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Vehicle 56182 / 54182 / 977554

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 50539 during this period are:

2w/e 03/05/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
4w/e 03/06/61 Transferred to 21F (Ryecroft)
4w/e 06/02/65 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
3w/e 02/10/65 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
w/e 06/11/65 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)

Allocations for 56182:

Jan-71 Listed at 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
circa Feb-82 Transferred to BY (Bletchley)
19/01/86 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath) - remained at BY?
Jun-86 Stored S. NH (Newton Heath) - at BY
circa Feb-87 On loan to CW (Cricklewood)
May-87 On loan to OO (Old Oak Common)
31/05/87 Withdrawn from OO (Old Oak Common) - on loan from NH


January 1988 - Seen at Buxton depot for conversion to a Sandite car

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56182 - original number
54182 - from Aug-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977554 - from Jun-89 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977554

Sandite From 6/89 to 12/92.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50539 56182 As delivered to 5B - 2w/e 03/05/58
50539 56182 Noted 24/05/80
53541 54182 Noted 21/07/85
Stored 54182 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986 - at BY
53437 54182 Noted 25/02/87



Date: 8th May 1971

M56182 passing Ardwick on a Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield service, 8th May 1971. Bill Ford.


Date: 14th February 1988

Now this is a rare bird, out of the 302 BRC&W class 104 units to be built, this is one of only 15 DTCL's to be built. M56182 is also the only one to survive into preservation, because of its second role in life in the departmental fleet as Buxton allocated Sandite unit ADB977554.Seen at Buxton on the 14th February 1988. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 20th October 1990

Sandite vehicle 977554 (ex-56182) at Buxton TMD on the 20th October 1990. S Gaskell.


Date: 17th February 1991

ADB977554 (ex-M54182) on Buxton TMD on 17/2/91. Kevin Dowd.


Date: 15th February 1992

977554 at Buxton TMD on the 15th February 1992. S Gaskell.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 9th April 1986

The grounded body of 51861 made a sorry sight at Bletchley Depot surrounded by 54182 at the far end of the row on the left, and the row on the right consisting of from far to near 51883 then 76227, 70778 and 62118 of EMU set 310093. 9th April 1986. S Gaskell.


Date: 9th April 1986

Class 115 DMBS no. 51861 with Class 104 DTCL no. 54182 seen behind at Bletchley on the 9th April 1986. The previous year 51861 suffered major underframe damage in a derailment at Marylebone. The body was scrapped on site at Bletchley during August 1986. S Gaskell.


Date: 9th April 1986

Grounded 51861 at Bletchley depot on the 9th April 1986, with Class 104 54182 alongside, which is missing a buffer. S Gaskell.


Date: 25th February 1987

Class 104 DMBS no. 53437 of Cricklewood (nearest camera) and DTCL no. 54182 of Bletchley seen on their own in the carriage sidings at Old Oak Common on 25th February 1987. Robert Chilton.


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