Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30272
56089 - original number
54089 - from 1985 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
A Class 101 DMU Gateshead East, 19/04/1980. Containing cars E56089 + E51214, it calls with a service to Sunderland. Typical of the period, the train shows a mismatch of Refurbished and Blue + Grey Livery. Unfortunately, the attractive Refurbished Livery was found to get dirty rather quickly, so it was decided to outshop refurbished vehicles in Blue + Grey livery, which had previously been for Inter-City / Cross-Country vehicles only. In this view, 56089 also carries the logo of Tyne & Wear PTE within the blue band, as well as a tail lamp. Gateshead East station, situated between Newcastle and Heworth, closed on 23/11/1981, replaced by the Tyneside Metro. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Norwich allocated class 101 Metro-Cammell dmu set 89, made up of cars E54089 & E51229 waits at Lowestoft with a Norwich service, still showing a sign literally of its day's as a Tyneside allocated unit. 21st August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
31412 with DMUs E54405 + E51207 + E51229 + E54089 at Ely North Junction, 19.08.87. Surface Stock.