Another grey day at Kilwinning Stn, on the Largs line. A BRCW Class 104/Met-Camm hybrid (53525 closest) departs on 17/7/84. David Christie.
53525 on the rear of a Dunblane service at Falkirk Grahamston on the 30th September 1984. The centre car is presumably 59559 and the other power car is 53473, labeled set 104 451. Hamish Stevenson.
A DMU line-up in Haymarket depot on March 9, 1986. On the left is a Class 107, in the middle 101307 (presumably with 53189 closest) and on the right a Class 104 with 53525 closest. Hamish Stevenson.
SC53424 in Crainlarich station on May 31st, 1985, while working the Oban - Crainlarich shuttle. Hamish Stevenson.
Two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53434 and SC53424, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
Stabled in the yard at Oban along with a YCV Turbot open ballast wagon are two former Buxton allocated 'White Roofed' class 104 DMU power cars, which now form 104325 'The Mexican Bean' and allocated to Eastfield Depot as their SC53424 and SC53434, for services on the 42 mile Crianlarich to Oban branch for the summer tourist traffic, they worked three summer seasons for ScotRail and the Highlands & Islands Tourist Board being taken out of use in the autumn of 1987. 1st June 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
The "Mexican Bean" (53424 / 53434) glimpsed at Dalmally from a passing train while working an Oban to Crianlarich shuttle on a rainy day in August 1985. John McIntyre.
"Mexican Bean" set 104 325 (53434 / 53424) in Eastfield depot, 30th April 1986. Neil Cannon.
Seen at Oban on 11/08/1986, 104325 consisted of vehicles SC53424 + SC53434 and was painted in this so-called "Mexican Bean" livery of maroon and white for use on the Oban - Crianlarich summer shuttle services. It was often attached to the rear of a loco-hauled service to be taken back to its home depot of Eastfield (ED), Glasgow, for servicing / refueling. Note the white West Highland Terrier symbol on the bodyside, representing the said depot. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Mexican Bean Class 104 Sc53434 + Sc53424 is seen in Oban after arriving on the rear of the 18:20 Glasgow - Oban on June 16, 1987. They made this move regularly to Eastfield depot for servicing and fuelling, and were locked out of use for the journey. Hamish Stevenson.
Withdrawn "Mexican Bean" Class 104 set 53424 and 53434 stored at Thornton Junction on 08/12/90. Stuart Mackay.
104 450 enters Johnstone. The DMBS is a 104 (presumably 53452), but the centre car seems to be a 107, and the DMC is a 101! And there are at least another four vehicles behind. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
104450 (with presumably 53505 closest) at Haymarket depot with an open day shuttle for the 'ScotRail Festival' in August 1985. S Saunders.
BRC&W DMS SC53505 on the rear of a hybrid set arriving into Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. S Saunders.
BRC&W DMS SC53505 leads a hybrid set out of Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. S Saunders.
53473 leads 104 451 into Falkirk Grahamston station with a Dunblane service on the 30th September 1984. The rear car is 53525, the centre car is probably 59559. Hamish Stevenson.
A class 104 / 120 hyrid (presumably 53473 + 59264 + 51583) departs Newton on Ayr with the 15.15 Ayr - Glasgow Central on 27-09-1986, the last day of diesel services. Stored 107s can be seen in the yard ahead. Gordon Thomson.
Set 104451 only contains one Class 104 vehicles when seen at Ardrossan Harbour with the 15:18 Ardrossan Harbour - Glasgow service on November 19, 1986. DMBS SC53473 is working with two Class 120 vehicles, presumably 59264 and 51583. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 104 SC53473 at Snailwell in November 1987. Surface Stock.
104 452 (presumably with 53461 at the front and with two Class 107 vehicles) seen in Glasgow Central station in October 1984. Mike Cooper.