Delivered July 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn August 1982 from Buxton following fire damage at Doncaster Works.
A lovely shot of M50440 still in very original condition but carrying the earlier version of the BR blue livery with half yellow warning panel. Interestingly the non smoking seating in the front compartment appears to have been upholstered in a different colour to smoking further back. The 3-car set is stabled between duties at Derby and the rearmost (DMCL) car still carries green livery (Norman Browne)
M50440 at Whaley Bridge (Philip Starkey)
Delivered August 1957 to Buxton. Withdrawn May 1969 from Newton Heath.
M50441/M59149/M50493 on its delivery run to Buxton passing the Down Relief platform at Hawthorns Halt, just before Handsworth Junction on the GW main line a few miles north of the BRCW factory (Mike Hollick Collection)
M50441, sporting a very dirty white cab roof dome, arriving into Manchester Piccadilly
Delivered August 1957 to Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn May 1990 from Chester.
(Mike Boakes Collection)
50518, 51939 & 50442 Newton Heath (Chris Lemon)
M50442/M50494 Castleton (David Ingram)
M53442 rubbing shoulders with 150238 at Manchester Victoria (C Bruce)
N664 M53442/M53516 stabled at Newton Heath depot (spannerman37025)
M53442/M53516 (N664) Stalybridge (John Carter)
Delivered August 1957 to Buxton. Withdrawn September 1989 from Newton Heath.
M50443/M59140/M50523 Manchester Victoria, on an ECS to form a Blackpool service (Hugh Llewelyn)
M53443 Manchester Victoria (Dennis Taylor)
M53443/M53493 Bolton. Manchester Victoria-Blackburn service (Don Gatehouse)
M53443 Preston (Andrew Goodson)
M53443, fresh from C3 overhaul at Doncaster, with M51573 on Newton Heath depot (Derek Spracklen)
M53443/M53493 departs Bradford Interchange (John Carter)
Delivered September 1957 to Crewe South. Withdrawn August 1990 from Newton Heath.
Thought to be M50444 (ID uncertain) at Derby, leading a 6-car formation (TOPticl Digital Memories)
M50444/M59155/M50502 Nottingham. 12:40 to Derby (Alan Wass)
M53444 Preston (Andrew Goodson)
M53444 (Hugh Llewelyn)
M53444/59206/53500 Nottingham H.S working ECS (Alan Wass)
M53444/M59206 leaves Wellingboro (John Goosdale)
M53444 at Watford Junction (Peter Gradidge)
M53444 at Bletchley waiting to depart with a Bedford-Bletchley working (Colin Brooks)
M53444 Watford Junction, 10:51 Watford Jcn-St Albans Abbey (Machine Quinze-Mille)
M53444 Watford Junction (Machine Quinze-Mille)
M53444 at Bedford Midland waiting to depart for Bletchley (Kjeld Spillett)
53444/59367/59206/53541 Bletchley, working 10:49 Bletchley-Bedford (Steve Bond)
Delivered September 1957 to Crewe South. Withdrawn September 1985 from Newton Heath.
M50445/M59159/M50499 Derby (Jim Hardwick)
M50498/M59165/M50446/M50447/M59155/M50496 (left) & M50445/M59159/M50499 (right) Derby (Jim Hardwick)
M50445, still largely in original condition, probably during the 1970's (Graham Clark)
M50445/M59156/M50500, 16:40 departure from Leicester to Cambridge (Kevin Redwood)
M53445/52053 Manchester Victoria (Chris Lemon)
50446 Experimental Single-engine Conversion
Delivered September 1957 to Crewe South. Converted to single-engine February 1982.
M50446/M59146/M50489 Birmingham New Street (Hugh Llewelyn)
An unidentified vehicle (left) at Leicester. This is a blown up & cropped image of another subject but appears to show a class 104 with a full yellow end. The number seems to end in 46 suggesting M50446 (Dave Wharton Collection)
M50446, working as part of set TS414, at Erdington leading a 3-car formation (Michael Mensing)
EXP DM352 M78851 at Spalding after arriving with a Special to the town's annual Flower Parade (Peter Skegness)
EXP DM 352 M78851 stands at Crewe (David Russon)
M78851 at a dark Guide Bridge with a Marple-Manchester Piccadilly service (Lee Brown)
Delivered September 1957 to Crewe South. Withdrawn March 1992 from Chester and later preserved by the BRCW Group.
EP483 M50447 at Nottingham's platform 4, running with Class 120 vehicles (John Woolley)
M50447 Nottingham, Derby-Lincoln service (Bill Ford)
M50447 Newark Castle, Crewe-Lincoln service (David Hayes)
Set EP474 at Nottingham on a Crewe-Lincoln working. If records are correct, then "EP474" should be formed M50447/M59155/M50499 (David Ford)
M50447 at Wivenhoe, during a strange period when it was on loan to Colchester depot, normally residing at Derby (Rail Online)
M50447/M59152/M50496 Derby, Derby-Matlock service (Martin Tasker)
Delivered September 1957 to Crewe South. Withdrawn March 1986 from Newton Heath.
Staff examine the catch-point near a derailed 104 DMBS. The photographer recorded the other half of the set being towed away (M50500), so the vehicle here is M50448 provided the set was still in original formation at this time which is likely - they had been reallocated to Derby together five months previously (Nigel Tout)
M50448 Derby, Platform 4 (John Woolley)
M53448 at Blackpool North, with a Blackpool North-Manchester Victoria service. The set was in an unusual platform for this particular service (Lee Brown)
M53448 Clifton Junction (Paul Williams)
Thought to be M53448, working 07:36 Blackburn-Manchester Victoria through Bolton (David Rostance)
M53448/M53503 Leeds (53A Models of Hull Collection)
Delivered October 1957 to Buxton. Withdrawn July 1984 from Buxton.
A very early view of M50449, less than a year old, at Milnewton. If the destination blind is to be believed, the set is headed for Birmingham New Street (Michael Mensing)
Set EP476 at Newark Castle. Identification as M50449 is very uncertain, however we assume it may be M50449 based on a record showing set EP476 being formed M50449/M59157/M50788 11 months previously in April 1969 (mollyschase)
M50449 stabled at Derby (Trotskee)
Delivered October 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn March 1986 from Newton Heath.
A delightfully rare study of M50450 standing in Manchester Piccadilly station during the green era (Gordon Edgar)
In the middle road of Leicester Midland station before rebuilding (Nigel Tout)
M50450 (left) on the rear of a departing train at Hinckley, the 15:28 Birmingham New Street-Cambridge (Michael Mensing)
M53450/M53517 Miles Platting (Chris Lemon)
M53450/M59187/M53491 standing at Manchester Piccadilly. Also visible is M59608M/M59508M/M59406M (far left), M78601/M78851 (left) & E52096/E59824/E59773/E52089 (right) (Keith Long)
M53450/M53517 Llandudno (C G Burrell)
Delivered October 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn June 1990 from Chester.
M50451 in original condition at Nuneaton Trent Valley, with 48753 heading north (Geoff Dowling)
M50451 heads a 6-car formation into Southport, with a working from Manchester Victoria. With the now demolished toffee factory on Virginia Street as a backdrop and with almost new Class 507's stabled in the sidings (Martyn Hilbert)
M53451 Manchester Victoria, working an Oldham Loop service (Geoff Dowling)
M53451/M53490 Bolton East Junction (David Ingram)
M53451 at Llandrindod Wells working a Rail Rambler excursion to Swansea (Steven Brindley)
M53451 at Leeds (Andy Cole)
M53451/M53518 at Burscough Bridge working Southport-Manchester Victoria (Martyn Hilbert)
M53451 at Burscough Bridge on a Southport-Manchester Victoria service (Martyn Hilbert)
M53451/M53518 Stockport (Hugh Searle)
M53451/M53518 stabled at Longsight depot (Hugh Searle)
M53451 Manchester Victoria (Steve Kemp)
M53451/M53518 stand at Manchester Victoria (Don Gilham)
Delivered October 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn May 1986 from Ayr.
Edinburgh Waverley. The ID of this vehicle is uncertain, whilst thought to be 53452, it could be 53473 (Alistair Ness)
SC53452 (104450) Glasgow Central (John Horne)
104450 SC53452 at Ayr (fp pics vvuk)
Thought to be 53452 leading a 3-car set (Mike Bunker)
Delivered October 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn February 1988 from Old Oak Common following collision damage at Gospel Oak .
M50453/M59161/M50505 pass Salwick with a Manchester Victoria-Blackpool North (Martyn Hilbert)
M50453 Blaenau Ffestiniog, after arrival with a 9-car excursion from East Lancashire (Martyn Hilbert)
M50453/M50522 stand at Southport (David Russon)
M53453 stabled at Chester with a broken secondmans window (On tour with the class 13 army)
M53453, on stands during overhaul at Doncaster Works (Chris Lings)
M53453 at Leytonstone High Road working a Gospel Oak-Barking service (Michael Mensing)
Delivered October 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn July 1989 from Newton Heath, then in departmental use until March 1992 and later preserved by the BRCW Group.
M50454 at Southport (John Squire)
M53454 at Manchester Victoria (C Bruce)
Thought to be M53454 based on the distinctive chip on the cab roof dome, at Mytholmroyd, working 1M39 Leeds to Blackpool North (Neil Harvey)
M53454 Wigan North Western (Simon Flower)
M53454/M53528 at Manchester Victoria (C Bruce)
M53454 Manchester Piccadilly (Hugh Searle)
M53454 passes Dover Bridge working 1M37 11.52 Leeds to Blackpool North (Neil Harvey)
M53454/M53528 at Blackpool South awaiting departure for Colne (Chris Lemon)
M53454/M53528 at Blackpool South awaiting departure for Colne (Chris Lemon)
M53454 Southport, at the head of an 8-car additional service to Manchester Victoria (Richard Allen)
M53454/M53528 at Rufford on a Preston-Ormskirk working (Martyn Hilbert)
M53454/M53528 (N669) Stockport (C G Burrell)
Delivered October 1957 to Longsight. Withdrawn September 1992 from Reading and later preserved by the BRCW Group.
Possibly M50455, exiting Wednesbury Tunnel (Michael Mensing)
M50455 Newton Heath, undergoing substantial repairs (Jerry Glover)
M50455 at Manchester Victoria about to start on a Blackpool North service (Martyn Hilbert)
M50455 is visible on the left, in this summer '82 view of 25184. Note the Toad brakevan (Lee Brown)
M50455 passes Castleton (Jake Atkinson)
Possibly M53455, at Bolton on a Blackburn-Manchester Victoria service (Graeme Phillips)
M53455/M53493 at Gospel Oak (Gary Thornton)
M53455/M53529 at Junction Road Junction working 11:45 Gospel Oak to Barking (Graham Walker)
Thought to be M53455 at Blackhorse Road, after it was transferred to the London area but before receiving its L702 set number (Keith Valla)
M53455 at Tyseley, possibly on its way for overhaul (Andy Cole)
M53455 at Swindon Works , presumably for overhaul (Carl Watson)
M53455 (L702), at Cardiff for repairs following accident damage
Delivered November 1957 to Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn October 1987 from Buxton.
M50456/M59164/M50508 Southport, with the 16:05 from manchester Victoria (TOPticl Digital Memories)
The North shed at Longsight DTMD with (left-right) M50353 (M56108), M50456 (M50508), M56267 (M50629), M50589 (M59218 and M50561), M51908 (M56499), M56487 (M51904), and M51930 (M52045). Saturday 5th March 1983(David Ingram)
M53456 Manchester Piccadilly (Chris Tolley)
BX485 M53456 at Manchester Piccadilly, with 303066 heading to Macclesfield (Chris Lemon)
BX485 M53456 (BX485) alongside 47111 & 37024 at Buxton shed (Andrew)
BX485 M53456/M59230 (BX485) at Buxton having arrived with the 14:18 from Manchester Piccadilly (Steve Kemp)
Delivered November 1957 to Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn July 1985 from Newton Heath.
M50457/M59165/M50509 & M50459/M59144/M50511 all stand at Manchester Victoria's platform 11 at 19:00, having arrived with a Football Special (David Ingram)
M50457 at Sheffield (Daniel Hopkins)
An interesting view down on M53457 at Buxton depot receiving some attention from depot staff, whilst 45029 is stabled outside (Peter Gradidge)
Delivered November 1957 to Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn February 1984 from Longsight.
A month old M50458 stands at Birmingham New Street in platform 5, alongside a Derby Lightweight in platform 4 (Michael Mensing)
Possibly M50458 (the last number isn't very clear on the photograph) in Birmingham New Street's platform 5 (Michael Mensing)
M50458 undergoes cab end surgery at Swindon Works (Pete Wilcox)
Delivered November 1957 to Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn May 1986 from Newton Heath.
M50459 between duties at Southport (Alistair Ness)
A rare image showing M50459 undergoing asbestos stripping (Brian Hancock)
BX492 M53459 leaves York having worked a Stoke-York Adex (BRCW Collection)
M53459 (BX492) on Buxton depot (Lee Brown)
M53459 (BX492) on Buxton depot (Lee Brown)
M53459 Buxton, being readied for the 17:00 Manchester service (Lee Brown)