Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30210
|08/03/57||New to||40A (Lincoln)|
|May-73||Depot code change||LN (Lincoln)|
|04/10/87||Transferred to||TS (Tyseley)|
|30/10/91||Withdrawn from||TS (Tyseley) PXXZ|
56043 - original number
54043 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50043||56043||As delivered to 40A - 8th March 1957|
|T234||53044||54043||Listed at Tyseley - 7th April 1988|
|T234||53044||54043||Listed at TS - 01/09/89|
|T024||53044||54043||New set number at TS - Nov-89 - ex-T234|
|T024||53044||54043||Listed at TS - 01/12/89|
|T024||53044||54043||Listed at TS - mid May-90|
|T024||53044||54043||Listed at TS - Mar-91|
|T024||53044||54043||Listed at TS - Jul-91|
|T024||53044||54043||Listed at TS - Aug-91|
Despite succumbing to closure in September 1961, the platforms, station buildings and even the waiting shelter canopy were still intact at Cowbit on 24th October 1980, some two years before the line from March to Spalding closed completely. This Lincoln based Derby Heavyweight Class 114 DMU formed of cars E56043 & E50001 was working the 13.50 Cambridge - Doncaster local service, seen heading for its next stop at Spalding. In the early 1970s, the passenger service on the joint line was largely long distance loco hauled services, notably the Yarmouth - York, Newcastle - Norwich and Harwich - Manchester 'Boat Train' all used this route. In around 1974 DMUs took over being mainly supplied by Norwich and Lincoln depots, but occasionally Tyneside and Calder Valley sets would make appearances. Gerard Fletcher.
Class 114 set T024 (with presumably 54043 closest) is seen in Leamington Spa on the 9th January 1991. On the left is 47 581. Mike Cooper.
Class 114 E53044 + E54043 pass through Queen Adelaide with the 16.50 Peterborough to Cambridge, 14.08.87. Surface Stock.