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Vehicle 51953

Class 124

BR Diagram 577

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Trans Pennine
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: Albion 230hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30603
Diagram: 577


09/08/60 New to 55H (Neville Hill)
4w/e 25/03/67 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
May-73Depot code changeBG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
19/08/84 Withdrawn from BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51953 51972 59766 59775 51973 51954 As delivered to 55H - 9th August 1960



Date: 20th March 1979

E51953 is at the front of a five-car trans-Pennine set formed E51953/51969/59772/50620/5???? seen in leeds on 20 March 1979. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 23rd November 1980

Class 124 51953 is seen at Sheffield on 23/11/80. Chris Lings.


Date: 28th April 1984

Trans-Pennine 51953 leads a four-car set hammering through Bamford in the Hope Valley on a Hull to Manchester working. When new, these Swindon built units operated in 6 car formation between Liverpool and Hull. They were replaced, largely from the start of the summer '84 timetable by Class 31s, newly fitted with electric train heating. Taken on April 28, 1984. Mike Dean.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 11th March 1978

A Swindon Trans-Pennine set arrives into Leeds station on the 11 March 1978 formed of E51963 (rear, closest) + E59767 + E51981 + E51953. Ian Francis.


Date: 20th March 1979

E59772 with E51969 on the left seen at Leeds on March 20, 1979. On the rear is a Class 108, the formation contains E51953 + 51969 + 59772 + 50620 + 5xxxx. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 20th March 1979

Class 124 vehicles E59772, E51969 and E51953 are working with a 2-car Class 108 (E50620 visible) when seen at Leeds on the 20th March 1979. Malcolm Clements.



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