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Vehicle 56242 / 54242

Class 108

BR Diagram 640

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30466
Diagram: 640

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56242 - original number
54242 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 29th May 1979

Class 108 DTC(L) M56242 departs Foxfield on way to Carlisle, 29/05/1979 Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 24th March 1984

Class 108s at Lancaster on Saturday 24th March 1984, with 54242 + 53953 closesy. Colin Brooks.


Date: 25th August 1990

54242 and 53953 are seen at Thornaby TMD on the afternoon of Saturday 25/8/90. Note Kilmarnock showing on the destination blind! Graeme Phillips.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 16th March 1982

Lancaster station contains a 4-car formation of Class 108s made up of two 2-car sets on the 16th March 1982 - 56245 + 50962 + 56242 + 50953. Jerry Glover.


Date: 3rd November 1986

M53953 + M54242 await departure from Newcastle p5 with the 12:35 Newcastle - Alnmouth local service on 3/11/86. At the time, these cars were allocated to Kingmoor for Cumbria services, but this one could have worked across to Newcastle on a Tyne Valley service, perhaps due to unit failure, and was now being utilised on this north-east service. Most of the Kingmoor 108s - including this pairing - were reallocated to Heaton in May 1988, when the former was closed, the remaining units going to Chester depot. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 23rd August 1989

53953 and 54242 depart Newcastle for a trip up the ECML with the 17:45 to Morpeth, 23/8/89. In the background, platform construction work is underway, including the outer island platform, which was initially numbered 15 and 16 when opened for local services in 1989. All the platforms were renumbered soon afterwards, the outer island becoming platforms 5, 6, 7 and 8, and the platform from which this photograph was taken renumbered from 8 to 2. Graeme Phillips.


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