An official image of M50420 + M59132 + M50424, probably at Wirksworth. British Railways.
A Class 104 set in Birmingham New Street beside a Derby Lightweight on December 16, 1957. M50458, at the front, was just a few weeks old and allocated to 5D (Stoke). Michael Mensing.
A Class 104 set led by M50436 at Manchester London Road in 1958. Stuart Mackay Collection.
No details with this image. It shows two four-car Class 104 sets, possibly on an excursion. The location is believed to be between Grosmont and Goathland, near the Hole of Horcum/Saltersgate, passing a loop which comes to an end on the right. Stuart Mackay Collection.
The crew of the BRC&W triple set have a chit-chat on the platform at New Street as they await the departure time of the 1:37pm Birmingham New Street - Rugby train on March 3rd, 1958. This was the first day of this service after a one month delay. Michael Mensing.
Just a few weeks old, BRC&W DMBS M50478 is at the front of the 6.15pm to Leicester (LR) getting ready for departure on April 14, 1958. Michael Mensing.
M50449 leads this three-car BRCW set seen north of Milnewton in May 1958. Michael Mensing.
M50515 appears to be sitting on its own in Birmingham New Street station on the afternoon of October 4, 1958. The photographer thinks it may have been en-route from Crewe (it was allocated to Crewe South) to BRCW for repairs. Michael Mensing.
A three-car BRCW set enters Spon Lane station on August 22, 1959, led by M50505. Michael Mensing.
E50586 at Stockton in 1960. Note the end steps still fitted to the adjacent trailer brake second. Steve Davies Collection.
M50516 is at the front of two three-car Class 104s north of Hednesford on the 17th June 1962. The second vehicle still has a full complement of footsteps on the end. Michael Mensing.
Hessle Road, Hull in Oct 1962, when a Class 104 (59226 closest) ‘split’ a set of wrongly clamped points. The photographer said: “Within hours the mess was cleaned up and normal working soon resumed, today it would be a ‘scene of crime’ and the job stopped for a week”! Received via Ian Fleming. Mick Nicholson.
Two three-car BRC&W sets are seen near Stafford in early 1963. Michael Mensing.
A three-car Class 104 set is seen south of Harecastle (Staffs) heading for Crewe on September 28, 1963. Michael Mensing.
Two 3-car Class 104 units pass Patricroft Station box on an up working. Ian McDonald Collection.
The 1:46pm Walsall - Penns - Birmingham New Street service is seen at Aldridge on March 7, 1964, formed of a two-car Class 104. Michael Mensing.
The 4:25pm Buxton - Manchester Piccadilly service is seen near Lyme Park, Disley, on April 5, 1964. Michael Mensing.
Two three-car BRC&W sets operate the 4.30pm Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton service on April 5th, 1964. Seen near Lyme Park, Disley, M50421 leading. Michael Mensing.
A three-car Class 104 set is seen at Water Orton, East of Birmingham, in May 1964. The centre car is M59186 allocated at the time to 5B. Michael Mensing.
BRCW 4-car DMU (DMCL E50577 nearest camera) at Alexander Dock, Hull, pictured during the RCTS (West Riding branch) 1Z02 "Hull Docks Rail Tour" - 10/10/1964. Tour itinery at: http://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/60s/641010rc.html © 2018 - 53A Models of Hull Collection. 53A Models of Hull Collection.