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Vehicle 56484 / 54484


Class 108

BR Diagram 646

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30602
Diagram: 646

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56484 - original number
54484 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Images:

DMU

Date: 4th April 1964

A two-car Derby Lightweight (later Class 108) led by M56484 is seen at Withington (south of Manchester) on April 4, 1964. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: August 1969

Set number: LT330

A (later) Derby Lightweight (M56484, set LT330) and a Cravens set sit in New Mills Central Station Derbyshire in August 1969. This photo looking northwest towards Manchester was taken from the classic GCR latticed footbridge. The station was the junction for the Midland Railway line to New Mills from Millers Dale via Chinley and the Hope Valley line to Sheffield. I had travelled on the soon-to-be-closed branch line to Hayfield & was now waiting for my connection back to Sheffield. By this time the Midland line beyond Millers Dale to Derby was closed. The dmu in the Down platform seemed to be stabled there for quite a while before heading back to Manchester Piccadilly. Pete LG99.

DMU

Date: August 1969

Set number: LT330

A (later) Derby Lightweight (M56484, set LT330) and a Cravens set (in plain blue livery with small yellow panel) sit in New Mills Central Station Derbyshire in August 1969. Taken from the Up platform waiting room that has since been demolished. Pete LG99.

DMU

Date: August 1969

Set number: LT330

M56484 paired with a GRC&W DMBS as set LT330 in the seen on be closed Hayfield station in August 1969. Pete LG99.

DMU

Date: August 1969

Set number: LT330

M56484 paired with a GRC&W DMBS as set LT330 in the seen on be closed Hayfield station in August 1969. Pete LG99.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 27th July 1991

Set number: LO282

The two differing cab designs of Derby class 108 units face to face - 54262 on the right multied up with 54484 on the left at Manchester Victoria on 27/Jul/1991. Note the unorthodox station name scrawled on the slightly unfortunately placed lamp post! Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 27th July 1991

Set number: LO272

The old and the new: Longsight's set LO272 formed 53938 - 54484 standing next to 150 216 and 150 222 in multiple at Manchester Victoria in scorching sun on 27/Jul/1991. Robert Chilton.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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