Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30266
50253 - original number
53253 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A hybrid Haymarket 3xx set 3-car set with two Class 101 power cars and a Class 110 centre car. Date unknown, probably mid-late 1980s. Seen about 1/2 mile east of Hartwood, heading towards Shotts. The HA castles on the power car seems to have been unique to set 356 (they were normally on the centre car) so this would make the vehicles 53253 + 59696 + 51496. Andrew McConnell.
Trans-Clyde 107 and Haymarket 101 (53253) at Edinburgh Waverley, date uncertain, but probably 1989. Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second 53235 was later repainted into a Strathclyde version of "Caledonian" livery. Andrew McConnell.
101 692 in Paisley Canal station. Date unknown, but pre-July 1996 as is it still in Strathclyde orange colors. John Law.
Ex-works in it's new "Caledonian Blue" livery, 101692 sits in platform 4 of Glasgow Central station, 17th July 1996. John Reddyhoff.
101692 (53253 & 53170) arrives into Coatbridge Central on 10-12-1996 with a Cumbernauld - Motherwell train. Gordon Thomson.
101 692 enters Greenfaulds with the 13:08 Cumbernauld - Motherwell on 28 June 1997. Stuart Mackay.
101 692 enters Cumbernauld station after switching platforms via the siding on the left of the image. It will form the 14:08 to Motherwell. 28th June 1997. Stuart Mackay.
101692 (53253 & 53170) at Paisley Canal, thought to be taken on 2/7/98. Stuart Mackay.
53253 sits in Glasgow Central on 2 July 1998. Stuart Mackay.
Waiting to depart on a Barrhead service, 101692 in Glasgow Central with a Class 156 behind. July 2nd 1998. Stuart Mackay.
101692 at Barrhead waiting to depart to Glasgow Central, 2 July 1998. Stuart Mackay.
101692 (53253 + 53170) sitting in Glasgow Central in April 1999. Rob Woods.
101692 (53253 & 53170) at Glasgow Central 28th April 1999. Ian Buck.
Arriving at Mount Vernon on 28th April 1999 101692 (53253 & 53170). Ian Buck.
Metropolitan-Cammell (TOPS Class 101) 2-car DMU No. 101 692 crosses the River Clyde as it departs from Glasgow Central Station, probably on a working to Whifflet, on 31st August, 1999. Michael Laing.
At Barrhead 101692 (53253 & 53170) has just arrived from Glasgow on 13th September 1999. Ian Buck.
101692 (53253 & 53170) at Barrhead on 13th September 1999. Ian Buck.
Metro-Cammell Class 101 set 101 692 (53253 + 53170) stands in New Mills Central with a service to Sheffield on the 15th August 2000. Andrew J Crowther.
101 692 seen at Stalybridge, date unknown. Paul Moxon.
101 692 captured at Stockport, date unknown. Paul Moxon.
101692 53253 + 53170 + 101694 51188 + 53268 arrive at Manchester Piccadilly ECS ex-Longsight in the afternoon of 24-1-01. Kevin Dowd.
101692 at New Mills Central. Date unknown. Paul Moxon.
101692 is on the 2H25 17:23 A. Edge - Piccadilly captured by Stockport No.1 box, 10/4/02. Kevin Dowd.
101 692 is seen arriving at Marple. Date unknown. Ian Francis.
101692 (53253 + 53170) at Romiley working the 11:42 to Rose Hill. Mat Hawley.
Strathclyde Passenger Transport branded 101692 (53253 + 53170) arrives into Manchester Piccadilly in May 2003. Stuart Pearce.
101692 (53253 + 53170) depart from Ashbury, 7/8/03. Louise Thomson.
With just under four months remaining until closure for development of the Tyneside Metro system, cars E56367 E50154 E50253 E56121 await departure from South Shields on their return to Newcastle, 14/02/1981. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Set 356 heading out of Glasgow Central circa late 1980s. Formed of two Class 101 DMBSs and Class 110 centre car 59696, the furthest DMBS is probably the permanent DMBS 53253, the closest a temporary replacement and probably 51210. Andrew McConnell.
As a Class 101 set with 53253 at the front departs from Edinburgh Waverley the rear vehicle is glimpsed through the trees from the adjoining park. Taken circa 1989, this is presumed to be 51496, 53253's partner in set 101356 until June that year. Andrew McConnell.
101692 (53170 & 53253) departs from Coatbridge Central on 10-12-1996 with a Cumbernauld - Motherwell train. Gordon Thomson.
On the Glasgow to Whifflet line 101692 (53170 & 53253) are at Mount Vernon on 28th April 1999. Ian Buck.
101692 (53170 & 53253) at Glasgow Central on 24th May 1999. Ian Buck.
The one-off 'Caledonian" blue liveried 101 692 (53170 / 53253) at Rose Hill on 24/7/02. Ian Francis.