1957

1957
1957

An incredibly rare photograph, in colour no less, showing midland region class 104 driving vehicles being built in the BRCW factory at Smethwick (Colin Wheeler Collection/Stathwood)

1957
1957

No less than five new Class 104 sets seen stabled on Buxton depot, the Class 104s' spiritual home. On the extreme left is also an early Derby Lightweight set (James Doubleday)

1958

3/3/1958
3/3/1958

A DMBS vehicle in the 50444-50479 range stands at Birmingham New Street working the 13:37 Birmingham New Street-Rugby. This was the first day of this new service after a one month delay (Michael Mensing)

Interior 3/1958
Interior 3/1958

An official photograph of the first class section of one of the LMR driving trailer vehicles, M56175-184 (BRCW)

Interior 3/1958
Interior 3/1958

An official photograph of the second class section of one of the LMR driving trailer vehicles, M56175-184 (BRCW)

1959

1959
1959

A view of Manchester London Road during electrification and reconstruction works (British Transport Commission)

1959
1959

A 3-car set passes Bescot with a service from Birmingham New Street, heading either for to Stoke-on-Trent or Manchester London Road. The vehicle closest the camera is in the 50444-479 range (James Doubleday)

1959
1959

A DMBS (in the 50444-479 range) leading several more vehicles (probably two 3-car sets) arrives into Uttoxeter (James Doubleday)

1960

16/8/1960
16/8/1960

A 3-car set standing at Stechford with the 13:38 Birmingham New Street to Rugby (Michael Mensing)

30/7/1960
30/7/1960

No less than three platforms are occupied with BRCW sets, alongside steam traction at Manchester Mayfield (J W Sutherland)

1962

3/3/1962
3/3/1962

A snowy scene showing a 3-car unit near Disley (J W Sutherland)

1962
1962

A DMBS in the 50444-479 range calls at New Mills Newtown (J W Sutherland)

1962
1962

A DMBS in the 50444-479 range leads a 3-car set into Crewe, possibly from the Manchester direction, during the summer of 1962. This is a good photo showing the slightly lighter shade of green that most Class 104's were delivered in (Colin Boocock)

1962
1962

An early built vehicle, with a recently applied half yellow panel, leaving Furness Vale Manchester bound (J W Sutherland)

1963

7/2/1963
7/2/1963

A 3-car set stops at Uttoxeter with a service to Crewe (British Railways)

16/2/1963
16/2/1963

A snowy scene at Disley (J W Sutherland)

3/1963
3/1963

A DMBS in the 50444-479 range leads two 3-car sets through Stafford (Michael Mensing)

26/5/1963
26/5/1963

An early built vehicle on an excursion at Alsop-en-le-Dale (J W Sutherland)

5/1963
5/1963

A Buxton 6-car formation on a special at Eccles (possibly 1Z31), possibly going to Blackpool if the destination blind can be believed (Chris Heaven)

2/8/1963
2/8/1963

A 2-car set (led by a DMBS in the 50532-541 range) at Willenhll working a Wolverhampton-Burton service (Peter Shoesmith)

28/9/1963
28/9/1963

A DMCL in the 50480-494 range departing Hanley whilst working the 13:55 Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent (Michael Mensing)

12/10/1963
12/10/1963

Two 3-car sets at Barmoor Clough on the Buxton line (J W Sutherland)

11/1963
11/1963

A DMCL in the 50495-531 range passes through Polesworth with a Stafford-Rugby working (David Ford)

1963
1963

A set emerging from Eaves Tunnel on the Buxton line (J W Sutherland)

1964

8/2/1964
8/2/1964

An atmospheric image at Dove Holes showing 8F 48316 working a Rowsley-Adswood freight, with a BRCW 3-car set alongside led by a DMCL in the 50480-494 range (J W Sutherland)

7/3/1964
7/3/1964

A DMBS in the 50532-541 range leads a 2-car set at Aldridge working the 13:46 Walsall-Birmingham New Street (Michael Mensing)

5/4/1964
5/4/1964

A DMCL in the 50480-494 range leads two 3-car sets through Lyme Park working the 16:25 Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service (Michael Mensing)

14/4/1964
14/4/1964

Lincoln St Mark's is the location of this unknown set which was working the 10.20 from Derby (Geoffrey Skelsey)

1964
1964

A LMR 2-car set west of Stechford leading a class 101 3-car to Birmingham (Michael Mensing)

1965

1965
1965

A rare and remarkable image, showing no less than two examples side-by-side of BRCW vehicles carrying the rare "wrap round yellow" livery variation, at Manchester Central station, platforms 5 & 6. The closest set appears to be paired with a Class 108 vehicle. Note the model ship in the case on the platform in front (MMU Visual Resources)

1966

19/2/1966
19/2/1966

A 3-car set passes Stockport Edgeley shed, possibly on a Birmingham service (J W Sutherland)

3/1966
3/1966

An early build DMBS arriving under the gantry at the Crewe Junction end of Shrewsbury (Russell Maiden)

3/6/1966
3/6/1966

An early build DMBS departs Buxton (J W Sutherland)

4/6/1966
4/6/1966

A DMCL in the 50495-531 range leads two 3-cars sets through Lilbourne bound for Rugby Midland (John Evans)

26/6/1966
26/6/1966

Birmingham Snow Hill. A 3-car set lurks on the left aongside Birkenhead's 9F 92113 leading Merchant Navy No.35026 during its stint in charge of the Warwickshire Railway Society's 'The Aberdonian Rail Tour' on day 3 of its circuitous tour from London Waterloo to Aberdeen and back (Photographer unknown)

8/9/1966
8/9/1966

Annoyingly the quality of the picture just wasn't quite high enough to read the number of this example, M505??, working in multiple with a Class 101 3-car set at Stockport on the 17:40 Manchester Piccadilly-Stafford (J W Sutherland)

1966
1966

Two 3-car sets pass Kearsley Junction working a Bolton-Manchester Victoria service. The leading vehicle (a DMBS in the 50444-479 range) caries the short lived BR blue with half yellow warning panel livery (M Whitehouse)

1967

1967
1967

Only the DMCL vehicle (in the 50424-427/480-494 range) has been repainted into early blue livery, the remainder of the 3-car set retaining green colours, seen at Manchester Piccadilly alongside electric loco E3107 (R W Carroll)

4/3/1967
4/3/1967

A Buxton set arrives into Miller's Dale on the last day of passenger services (R W Carroll)

9/1967
9/1967

A 3-car set awaits departure from Buxton, with another one alongside in the centre road. The overall station roof is still present (Geoffrey Skelsey)

9/1967
9/1967

Two Buxton 3-car sets arrive into Buxton's platform 1. On the depot behind is an Eastern Region Derby Class 114 set, an incredibly rare visitor to Buxton (Geoffrey Skelsey)

2/9/1967
2/9/1967

Two 2-car sets led by a Class 104 DTCL (in the 56175-184 batch) paired with a 108 DMBS at Northwich. In the background is 8F steam loco 48640 (S Blencowe)

29/10/1967
29/10/1967

One of the earlier sets painted into standard Rail Blue livery passes Hazel Grove bound for Buxton (J W Sutherland)

9/11/1967
9/11/1967

Arriving and departing sets pass on the approach to Buxton station. The surrounding details show a very much steam era railway (J W Sutherland)

1968

2/3/1968
2/3/1968

Two 3-car sets depart Buxton with the freight sidings and loco sheds visible on the centre and right (J W Sutherland)

24/2/1968
24/2/1968

A 3-car set arrives into Preston working Manchester-Blackpool service (George Woods)

19/4/1968
19/4/1968

A 3-car set climbs towards Buxton at Middlewood, with the lifted chord line on the left (J W Sutherland)

27/4/1968
27/4/1968

A set emerges from the tunnel at Disley (J W Sutherland)

4/1968
4/1968

A mixed blue/green set arrives into Disley (George Woods)

4/1968
4/1968

A mixed green/blue set crosses an all blue one at Disley (George Woods)

4/1968
4/1968

A mixed blue/green set near Disley (George Woods)

4/1968
4/1968

Three sets cross near Disley, showing the variety of livery variations which were around at that time (George Woods)

14/9/1968
14/9/1968

An unusual vehicle, which has received a full yellow end but the 2-character route indicator box remains blue, arriving into Middlewood Lower (J W Sutherland)

14/9/1968
14/9/1968

Probably the rear of the same set featured in the previous photograph, departing Middlewood Lower (J W Sutherland)

14/9/1968
14/9/1968

An unusual vehicle, which has received a full yellow end but the 2-character route indicator box remains blue, arriving into Middlewood Lower (J W Sutherland)

11/10/1968
11/10/1968

A 3-car set arriving into Buxton (J W Sutherland)

1969

2/2/1969
2/2/1969

A 3-car set on an Up service at Davenport (J W Sutherland)

8/2/1969
8/2/1969

Two 3-car sets approach Woodsmoor (J W Sutherland)

8/2/1969
8/2/1969

Two 3-car sets at Woodsmoor (J W Sutherland)

15/2/1969
15/2/1969

Middlewood in the snow (J W Sutherland)

15/2/1969
15/2/1969

A 3-car set approaches Middlewood on an Up service (J W Sutherland)

15/2/1969
15/2/1969

Two 3-car sets departing Middlewood with a Buxton service (J W Sutherland)

15/2/1969
15/2/1969

A snowy Saturday at Middlewood (J W Sutherland)

22/3/1969
22/3/1969

A 3-car set at Whaley Bridge with a Manchester service (J W Sutherland)

22/3/1969
22/3/1969

A 3-car set at Whaley Bridge with a Manchester service (J W Sutherland)

22/3/1969
22/3/1969

Two 3-car sets pass Whaley Bridge's up distant (J W Sutherland)

22/3/1969
22/3/1969

A rare photo of a vehicle carrying the short lived yellow cab door livery variant, south of Whaley Bridge (J W Sutherland)

22/3/1969
22/3/1969

A set near Whaley Bridge (J W Sutherland)