Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30295
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 50429 during this period are:
|w/e 01/06/57||New to||9A (Longsight)|
|Jun-57||Transferred to||9D (Buxton)|
|Jan-71||Listed at||9L (Buxton)|
|May-73||Depot code change||BX (Buxton)|
|19/03/89||Transferred to||CH (Chester) PMSX|
|23/10/89||Withdrawn from||CH (Chester) PZQZ|
20th November 1987 - Reconditioned bogies fitted, various repairs and patch repaint done
8th September 1988 - Seen at Buxton depot, waiting for new wheelsets
30th April 1990 - Seen stored out of use in Chester station sidings
12th October 1990 - Listed as condemned at Chester depot
|50429||59137||50481||As delivered to 9A - w/e 01/06/57|
|BX484||53431||59137||53496||Listed at BX - circa Jul-85 - with white roof domes and black window surrounds|
|BX484||53431||59137||53496||Listed at BX - circa Dec-85|
|51948||59137||52064||Formation change - BX - 2w/e 14/05/86|
|51948||59137||52064||Listed at Buxton - Summer 1986|
|51948||59137||52064||Noted 30th November 1986|
|BX375||51938||59137||52065||Listed at BX - May 1988|
|BX375||51938||59137||52065||Noted circa Jul-88|
From left to right are 51948, 59137 and 52064, seen at Longsight TMD on the 30th November 1986. S Gaskell.
03 073 and Class 104 centre car 59137 in the scrap line next to Chester station, 30-7-90ish. Both escaped scrapping. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.
Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496), is seen at Bankend between New Mills Newtown and Furness Vale, whilst working a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service. 20th January 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 104 set BX484 at Llandudno on 14/7/85 with 'Stockport' on the destination blind. There is another set behind. From the left the vehicles are: M53431, M59137, M53496, M53420, M59152 and M53474. Kenneth Leiper.
A White roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53496, M59137, M53431) has terminated at Disley on 2nd March 1986 because of Sunday engineering works further down the line and is crossing back over to work the return service to Buxton. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. In it's last years Disley was a "Peak" hour only box, with i think 1 maybe 2 Disley peak hour expresses from Manchester Piccadilly terminating here, they were probably the only passenger trains scheduled not to stop at Stockport. Andrew J Crowther.
On 2nd March 1986 a white roofed Buxton based BRC&W class 104 dmu BX484 (M53431, M59137, M53496) has just terminated at Disley, because of Sunday engineering works further down the line, passengers will now cross over and board the GMT "standard" waiting on the A6 to take them to Hazel Grove. The line between Disley and Hazel Grove was closed every Sunday around this time for the construction of the Hazel Grove Cord. Andrew J Crowther.
BX375 is a 3-car Buxton allocated Derby built Class 108 DMU with a Class 104 center car, comprising of M52065, M59137 and M51938, skirts round Combs with a Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton working on the 14th May 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
CH375 (M51938 + M59137 + M52065) arrives at Whaley Bridge on the 10:07 Buxton to Piccadilly, 12-5-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH375 (M51938 + M59137 + W52065) on the 07:52 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly at New Mills Newtown, 13-5-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH375 M51938 + M59137 + W52065 arrive at Tal-Y-Cafn on 14:45 Llandudno to Betws-Y-Coed, 23-7-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH375 M51938 + M59137 + W52065 depart Manchester Piccadilly on 2H54, the 11:30 to Rose Hill, 13-10-89. Kevin Dowd.