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Vehicle 50847 / 53847


Class 116

BR Diagram 553

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30363
Diagram: 553

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50847 - original number
53847 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Images:

DMU

Date: 13th February 1977

Set number: C313

Class 116 set C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900) grinds up the Rhondda from Pontypridd with a Sunday service from Penarth to Treherbert approaching Trehafod. 13/2/1977. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 20th May 1980

Set number: C313

A Barry Island service waits to leave a much reduced Merthyr Tydfil station on 20/5/1980. Formed of C313 (presumably 50847 + 59040 + 50900). Stephen Burdett.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 20th June 1987

Set number: C313

C313 (53900 + 59040 + 53847) at Treherbert with the 10:14 to Cardiff Central on the 20th June 1987. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 4th August 1987

Set number: C313

C313 (W53900 + W59040 + W53847) inside a very clean and tidy Cardiff Canton depot on August 4th, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 16th September 1987

Set number: C590

Cars 51087 59040 53847 are seen awaiting departure from the then platform 5 at Newcastle with an evening commuter service, 16/9/87. The front car is Class 119, the other two are Class 116. Adjacent in the then platform 4 are Mk 1 coaches (distinguishable from DMU stock by the window frames and Commonwealth bogies), probably a locomotive-hauled Pacer substitution - these were invariably three coaches in length, and their positioning relative to the DMU suggests a locomotive may be 'trapped' at the buffer stops. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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