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Vehicle 50524 / 53524


Class 104

BR Diagram 558

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30294
Diagram: 558

Allocations

w/e 31/01/58 New to 5B (Crewe South)
Apr-63 Transferred to 5D (Stoke)
3w/e 31/10/64 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
09/02/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50524 - original number
53524 - from Jun-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50472 59180 50524 As delivered to 5B - w/e 31/01/58
50472 59180 50524 Transfer to 9D - 3w/e 31/10/64
50472 59180 50524 Noted 04/01/78
50475 59183 50524 Noted 03/08/79
53464 53524 Noted 21/08/84
53464 53524 Noted 15/02/85

Images:

DMU

Date: 21st August 1984

Class 104 DMU car 53524, the last to carry a white stripe signifying its modified suspension, is seen coupled to 53464 passing Appley Locks between Appley Bridge and Parbold on the 21st August 1984. The large house on the hill is Parbold Hall, then home of Sir Peter Moores, son of Sir John Moores the founder of Littlewoods Pools. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 15th February 1985

One of the Newton Heath allocated 'White Stripe' with red buffer beam class 104 BRC&W dmu's DMCL M53524 with M53464, stand at platform 14 at a now totally unrecognizable Manchester Victoria. These units with a White Strip down the body side indicated that they had modified suspension for fast running on express services to Blackpool, which probably meant very little when i took this with the influx of class 150 'Sprinter' new builds. 15th February 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 18th May 1985

The last of the Newton Heath allocated 'White Stripe' with red buffer beam liveried class 104 BRC&W dmu's - DMCL M53524 - makes a smoky departure upon leaving what is now a totally unrecognizable Manchester Victoria with a service for Blackpool North. These units with a White Strip down the body side indicated that they had modified suspension for fast running on express services to Blackpool, which probably meant very little when i took this with the influx of class 150 'Sprinter' new builds. 18th May 1985 Andrew J Crowther.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 3rd August 1979

Blackpool North was a frequent haunt for Class 104s. In the station when this shot was taken on the 3rd August 1979 were 50524 + 59183 + 50475, 50504 + 59160 + 50452, 50477 + 59185 + 50529 and 50517 + 59173 + 50465. Robert Frise.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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