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Vehicle 50001 / 53001


Class 114

BR Diagram 516

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp / Albion 238hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30209
Diagram: 516

Allocations

15/10/56 New to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
10/05/87 Stored U. LN (Lincoln)
29/06/88 Withdrawn from LN (Lincoln)

Notes

May 1956 - Noted that work was well advanced in construction at Derby C&W Works circa late May / early June 1956.

20th October 1956 - 50001 / 56001 made numerous test runs from Lincoln to Cleethorpes, Retford, Skegness, etc. from 15th - 20th October 1956. Brake blocks placed on sacking on the floor were used as additional weight.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50001 - original number
53001 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50001 56001 As delivered to 40A - 15th October 1956
50001 56001 Noted 20th October 1956
50001 56007 Noted 09/07/69

Images:

DMU

Date: 9th July 1969

E50001 and E56007 seen at Firsby waiting to leave for Skegness, July 9, 1969. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 9th July 1969

On the left side of this view of Firsby sits a Cravens set and on the right a Derby Heavyweight with E50001 closest, 9th July 1969. Steve Davies Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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