Two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53434 and SC53424, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
"Mexican Bean" set 104 325 (53434 / 53424) in Eastfield depot, 30th April 1986. Neil Cannon.
Mexican Bean Class 104 Sc53434 + Sc53424 is seen in Oban after arriving on the rear of the 18:20 Glasgow - Oban on June 16, 1987. They made this move regularly to Eastfield depot for servicing and fuelling, and were locked out of use for the journey. Hamish Stevenson.
A Class 104 set led by M50436 at Manchester London Road in 1958. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A Class 104 DMU at Manchester Victoria in the 1980s, M53436 at the front. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Passing the semaphores on the approach to Bolton station is a Newton Heath allocated class 104 BRC&W dmu - M53436 + M53496 - on a Manchester Victoria-Blackburn local service, 23rd February 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
M50437 at the rear of this set at Stockport, 12/10/78. Malcolm Clements.
On the 20th January 1986 a two-car Class 104 formed 53437 + 53501 is about to enter Leytonstone High Road station with the 1.30pm Barking - Gospel Oak service. Michael Mensing.
A two-car Class 104 (53437 + 53501) set is seen in Walthamstow station with a Gospel Oak - Barking service on January 20, 1986. Michael Mensing.
A two-car Class 104 (53437 + 53501) is seen in Walthamstow station on January 20, 1986. Michael Mensing.
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.
53437 at Gospel Oak as part of set twin DMBS set L701. Undated. John Stewart.
Network Southeast's BRC&W class 104 DMU set L701 pictured at Old Oak Common - c.1990. The car nearest the camera is 53437 and I think the other is 53479, and certainly the two were paired in the Summer of 1990. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
In July 1990 class 104 set L701 (53437 + 53479) is at Upper Holloway. Ian Buck.
L701 53437 + 53479, L705 53599 + 51572, L702 53539 + 53455 at St Pancras on the early morning ECS moves from Old Oak Common to Gospel Oak and Barking, 8-11-90. Kevin Dowd.
53439 + 53425 are seen at Leicester on the 22nd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.
Class 104 DMBS M53439 seen at Leicester on the 22nd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.
From left to right: Class 116 53826, Class 104 53439 and Class 105 54417. Seen at Leicester on the 23rd December 1984. Dennis Taylor.
Class 104 DMBS M53439 is seen at Leicester on the 23rd March 1986 in the company of a Class 150 unit. Dennis Taylor.
53439 & 53492, as N663, at Stockport ex-Stalybridge shuttle, 16th April 1988. Gazza Prescott.