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Buxton Class 104 Farewell


On the 6th May 1989 N669 operated the last Class 104 turn to Buxton, a line that the Class had been associated with for many years. These images look at the day's events.


6th May 1989


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N669 (M53528+M59187+M53454) running into Manchester Piccadilly as 5T41 ex-Longsight. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 (M53454 + M59187 + M53528) running into Manchester Piccadilly as 5T41 ex-Longsight. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 at Manchester Piccadilly on the 6th May 1989 having arrived ex-Longsight for 2T41, the 1:08pm to Buxton. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 (M53454+M59187+M53528) at Manchester Piccadilly having arrived ex-Longsight to work 2T41, the 13:08 to Buxton on 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 at Manchester Piccadilly before headboards and bulling up are applied for the 13:08 departure to Buxton, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 with headboards applied for the 13:08 departure from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 ready for the right away from Manchester Piccadilly on the 13:08 to Buxton with Driver Albert Holme and Guard G Wright, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 at Furness Vale on the 13:08 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Stuart Broome.


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N669 at Eaves Tunnel / Dove Holes on the 13:08 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Stuart Broome.


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N669 at Eaves Tunnel / Dove Holes on the 13:08 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, 6/5/89. Stuart Broome.


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N669 shunts across to platform 1 at Buxton after arriving on the 13:08 ex-Manchester, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 hides from the sun while it shunts across to platform 1 at Buxton after arriving on the 13:08 ex-Manchester, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) awaiting to depart Buxton on the 14:34 to Manchester Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


104 DMU

N669 awaiting to depart Buxton on the 14:34 to Manchester Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


104 DMU

N669 on the 14:34 to Piccadilly departing Buxton, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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The view from M53528 as N669 passes through Furness Vale on the 14:34 from Buxton to Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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Taken from 53454's cab as N669 is about to pass Bibbington Summit after climbing out of Buxton on the 14:34 to Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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After working the 14:34 from Buxton N669 was fueled on Longsight TMD after running ECS from Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


104 DMU

After working the 14:34 from Buxton N669 was fueled on Longsight TMD after running ECS from Piccadilly, 6/5/89. Kevin Dowd.


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N673 (M53494+M53468), CH379 (M51948), N669 (M53528) on X shed Longsight TMD 6-5-89. Kevin Dowd.


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53454 at Buxton on the 6th May 1989, showing Whaley Bridge on its blind, a throw back from the Whaley Bridge turn back days, on the route which they became synonynous with, with the 104 DMUPG "Buxton 104 Farewell" which had just worked in non stop from Manchester Piccadilly, by this time the 104's had been displaced by 108's which in turn were being displaced by the new Sprinters, so this might well have been the last visit of a 104 to Buxton. Andrew J Crowther.


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53454 + 59187 + 53528 at Buxton. on the 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.


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N669 (53454 + 59197 + 53528) arrive at Buxton with the 104 DMUPG "Buxton 104 Farewell" which had just worked in non stop from Manchester Piccadilly on 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.


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A close up of Class 104 DMU 53454 at Manchester Piccadilly showing Special on its blind, in readiness for a none stop run to Buxton, 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.


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53454 is being prepared at Manchester Piccadilly by the 104 DMUPG for the "Buxton 104 Farewell" on the 6th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.


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A busy scene at Manchester Piccadilly's platforms 1-4 on the 6th May 1989, including five Derby Class 108 units (51927 is rightmost), one of them a Buxton white roofed 3 car example, and on the left 104 unit N669 is being prepared for a special run to Buxton, on the right is an ex-AM3 Glasgow Blue Train in the shape of the Manchester PTE liveried Class 303. Andrew J Crowther.

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