Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp / Albion 238hp
Lot Number: 30209
|15/10/56||New to||40A (Lincoln)|
|May-73||Depot code change||LN (Lincoln)|
|10/05/87||Stored U.||LN (Lincoln)|
|29/06/88||Withdrawn from||LN (Lincoln)|
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.
50001 - original number
53001 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50001||56001||As delivered to 40A - 15th October 1956|
|50001||56001||Noted 20th October 1956|
E50001 and E56007 seen at Firsby waiting to leave for Skegness, July 9, 1969. Steve Davies Collection.
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.
E53001 at Doncaster on April 16, 1986. Lewis Bevan.