A Rolls-Royce powered Met-Camm set at Stockport (Edgeley). The power car is M50136, the trailer should be M56092. Date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
The 15th December 1973, and a Class 104 adorned with white cab domes and red buffer beams enters Stockport. John Reddyhoff.
DMUs on Stockport Viaduct on a Sunday in November, 1976. The 'wires' were turned off and engineering trains were around Longsight, the Inter-City trains were diesel hauled with dead electrics behind the diesel. Taken from a Derby unit on the slow line standing in for an EMU, probably from Alderley Edge, Crewe or Stoke, gradually overtaking an ex-Buxton BRCW unit. Arnie Furniss.
Sharing the driver's view, in the days when they left the blinds up. Taken in a Class 104 crossing Stockport viaduct. Malcolm Clements.
BRCW M50480 on it's lonesome passing through Stockport in January, 1977. Note the 'repair' the the side of the cab half way up. Arnie Furniss.
DB975023, may have been TDB 975023 in this era. I'd not yet joined the railway brotherhood when I took this at Stockport in March 1977. Arnie Furniss.
55990 seen at Stockport on the back of a Buxton train in 1978. Malcolm Clements.
M50538 is seen on the back of a set leaving Stockport, 12/10/78. Malcolm Clements.
M50486 leads a 3-car set past the signal box at Stockport, 12/10/78. Malcolm Clements.
M50437 at the rear of this set at Stockport, 12/10/78. Malcolm Clements.
Giving a useful shove up the hills to Buxton, a Gloucester Parcels unit was marshalled at the rear of the 13:10 Piccadilly to Buxton when seen at Stockport, 4/1/79. Paul Moxon.
Cravens M56129 + M50374 with a BRC&W unit at Stockport on August 4th, 1980. John Carter.
This formation - with at least nine vehicles - is seen at Stockport circa 1985 with 'Excursion' on the destination blind. M52050 is at the front as part of a three-car Class 108, followed by a three-car Class 104 and three other vehicles, the first two being 108s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
M55994 is seen helping the 13:20 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton along at Stockport on the 9th January 1985. Paul Moxon.
A GRCW bubble car with Pressed Steel type exhausts, M55005 is seen in the bay platform at Stockport Edgeley, awaiting departure on a shuttle service to Stalybridge, 14/3/86. Malcolm Clements.
The British Rail Class 104 diesel multiple units were built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company from 1957 to 1959. The first units were ordered for the London Midland Region, with the majority of the class for use in North West of England, sets were also used on Tyneside, like the Metro-Cammell class 101's these units truly worked nationwide, but of all the routes worked by the class the Buxton route was the one with which they became synonymous. Here is a Newton Heath allocated set comprising of M53465 + M53499 in Stockport's platform 3a with the Stalybridge shuttle service on 30th August 1987. Andrew J Crowther.
A Class 108 set seen departing from Stockport on the 14th November 1987. Chris Lings.
At Stockport with the 12:30 to Stalybridge is N674, which included 53474. Date unknown. Gazza Prescott.
Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988, its nice to see that the destination blind is set correctly, a month later this blind had disappeared. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
Something i have learnt today about these Cravens units is that they have the identical side profile, the same windows and doors to MK1 coaching stock! Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812) and a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.