E50586 at Stockton in 1960. Note the end steps still fitted to the adjacent trailer brake second. Steve Davies Collection.
This is set 86 comprising E50590, E59221 and at the rear out of frame E50583. The train is the 17.23 Peterborough - Norwich of Friday 28th March 1980 which was pretty much an all stations affair I seem to recall. It is seen arriving at a rather wet March station. Gerard Fletcher.
Class 104 3-car unit M53590 + M59227 + M53562 stands at Buxton on 30th April 1984. Kevin Law.
E50591 + E59233 + E59215 + E50564 working the 1721 Darlington-Saltburn at Thornaby on 18/10/80. Darlington DMU depot gained some of these BRCW 104 class units displaced from South Gosforth by the first phase of the Tyne and Wear Metro. Most were withdrawn from Darlington in 1981. John Carter.
53594 is seen at Sheffield on the 1st April 1984. It seems to have some patches around the cab roof dome joints. Dennis Taylor.
The Class 104 on the right consists of M53594 M59155 M53514, seen at Buxton on 16/04/1984, with set BX485 on the left. Graeme Phillips Collection.
The inner end of a Class 104 set. E50596 and partner at Morecambe Promenade station circa 1977. Andrew Pilkington.
E50598 and E56074 at Skipton with the 17.15 to Leeds on 22nd Feb 75. With 25 minutes to go to departure time mixed twin set E50598 and E56074 wait for custom at Skipton. 54A South Dock.
Class 104 DMBS 50598 has had it's cab replated during heavy repairs at Doncaster when seen on the 25th July 1982. Chris Lings.
Buxton based BRC&W class 104 3 car dmu M53598, M59144, M53542, is seen at Bankend between Furness Vale and New Mills Newtown, whilst working a Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service. 20th January 1985 Andrew J Crowther.
BRCW Class 104 DMBS 53598 is the trailing power car in mixed Set 455 seen here leaving Prestwick station in August 1986. The wires are in place for the Ayrshire electrification which would go live the following month. The centre car is a Metro-Cammel vehicle (59090). A typically mixed set in the final fling of the DMU in Scotland. Andrew McConnell.
Indian summer of the DMU in Ayrshire. Set 455 (presumably 53598 + 59090 + 53210) works with a Class 120 set at Ayr station in September 1986. Andrew McConnell.
A BRC&W class 104 DMU (M56175 closest) waits for it's departure time at Rose Hill (Marple) with a service to Manchester Piccadilly. Rose Hill was the first stop on the once on the through route from Marple Wharf Junc to Macclesfield a distance of 11 miles, which closed to all traffic on the 5th January 1970 (now the Middlewood Way footpath) with this short section to Rose Hill being retained. 29th September 1979. Andrew J Crowther.
A BRC&W class 104 DMU led by M56175 rolls into Rose Hill (Marple) with a service from Manchester Piccadilly. Rose Hill was the first stop on the once on the through route from Marple Wharf Junc to Macclesfield a distance of 11 miles, which closed to all traffic on the 5th January 1970 (now the Middlewood Way footpath) with this short section to Rose Hill being retained. The track and platform on the opposite side have since gone only the platform I'm standing on and its track remain here now. 29th September 1979. Andrew J Crowther.
M54176's days are numbered, at Vic Berry's on 27/4/86. Ian Francis.
54177 leaving Leicester on the 16th February 1985 hauled by 25 032 after failing at Birmingham on a Norwich service. Dennis Taylor.
A 2 car Birmingham RCW Class 104, 54177 leading 53534, saunters out of Wellingborough on an autumn evening. Spotters on this Bletchley to Kettering service are just putting 58027, recessed on the Tarmac empties, into their notebooks. Taken on September 5, 1985 Mike Dean.
54177 Class 104 is seen in all over blue livery at Tyseley on 18.04.1986. Andy Cole.
Class 104 54177 sits beside an unknown sandite vehicle in Vic Berry's scrapyard sometime in 1988. Malcolm Clements.
M54177 awaits it's fate at Vic Berry's, Leicester. Date unknown. Ian Francis.