A Birmingham built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon two-coach Diesel Multiple Unit on a Leamington to Nuneaton local service is seen standing at platform two. The British Rail Class 104 diesel multiple units were built between 1957 to 1959 with the first units ordered for the London Midland Region. However the majority of the class were employed in North West of England with sets also in Tyneside (being made redundant by the opening of the Tyne & Wear Metro in 1980).
In the mid-1980s a few units reallocated to Scotland, with one unit being repainted in a unique maroon and white livery for services to Oban - it became known as the "Mexican Bean". Other vehicles spent time in London and the last vehicles could be found there in the early 1990s. The class was gradually taken of service from the early 1980s. The final vehicles were withdrawn in 1995 - courtesy 'Wikipedia'. The only comment the writer will make about these units is that they had a little more character than today's Sprinters.