Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30259
50203 - original number
53203 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977897 - from Jun-93 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 6/93 to 6/99. Carried set number 992 / 960992
Class 101 set 87 (53203 + 54368) are seen in Ilford Carriage sidings on the 30th January 1988. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 101 at Crossflatts on 3/7/89. DMBS 53203 leads, recently transferred from Norwich to Neville Hill. Rex Holt.
Although the nearest car of set 87 (DMBS 53203) was a 101, the other two vehicles appear to be from a Class 110 when seen at Harrogate in August 1989. Mike Cooper.
Class 101 DMBS 53203 in the centre road at Harrogate in August 1989. Mike Cooper.
A Class 101 set at Crossflatts on 10/3/90. DMBS 53203 is closest, still carrying its Norwich set number. Rex Holt.
Class 101 DMBS 53203 as part of a hybrid set (with two DMBSs, the other being 51175) at Beverley on May 15th, 1990. John Carter.
Class 101/108 Hybrid LO 344 arrives at Manchester Piccadilly on May 17, 1991. Formed of 53203 + 59387 + E53164, the former has Norwich set number 87 still showing on the window. Surface Stock.
53203 brings up the rear of C388 set at Swansea High St on 31/12/91. 53203 still - carrying set number 87 from East Anglia - later became 977897. 53164 (later ‘Daisy’) is at the front. Mac Winfield.
DMUs pass at Eggesford on the Barnstaple line 1992. Taken from a Class 108 / 101 hybrid set, with a Met-Camm set in the platform, 53203 closest, still carrying set number 87 from its Norwich days. John Law.
A very rare picture of a sandite 101 on a passenger turn, it may well have been a one off? 960992 977897 (53203) + 977898 (53193) + 101663 54347 + 51201 are on 2H19, the 17:09 Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly at Cheadle Hulme, 19-11-98. Kevin Dowd.
Norwich based 2 car Metro-Cammell set 87 (54080, 53203) is seen leaving Brundall, which has staggered platforms, with a Norwich - Great Yarmouth service, 8th August 1987. Andrew J Crowther.
51175 in Beverley station on May 5, 1990, as part of a hybrid set. The DMBS at the far end is 53203. John Carter.
977897 and 977900 at Longsight depot on April 24, 2001. Surface Stock.