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<- 56339 | 56340 | 56341 ->

Vehicle 56340 / 54340


Class 101

BR Diagram 630

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30468
Diagram: 630

Notes

22/05/81 - The first service across the reopened Barnmouth Bridge with the 10:42 from Shrewsbury formed of nine cars. The Pwlleli section unusually headed the formation, being 56343/51189, 51190/56340, 51182/56348, to save time when the Aberystwyth / Phllheli sections split. Chester wagon shops prepared a bi-lingual headboard.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56340 - original number
54340 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Images:

DMU

Date: 2nd August 1986

Set number: TS206

Class 101 DTC (although being used as a declassified vehicle) 54340 at Tyseley on August 2, 1986. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 2nd August 1987

Set number: 64

Norwich based Metro-Cammell built class 101 DMU set 64 (54340 + 51191) pulls away from West Runton, with a Norwich-Sheringham service on 2nd August 1987. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 19th March 1988

Set number: 64

DTC(L) 54340 is closest in Class 101 set 64 at Reedham on 19/03/1988 with a service heading to Norfolk. The DMBS was 51191. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 6th June 1990

Set number: 64

A hybrid Class 101/108 set formed of 54340 and 51420 departs from Leeds station on June 6th, 1990. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: May 1991

Class 101 DTC 54340 at Snailwell in May 1991. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 2nd August 1987

Set number: 64

Norwich based Metro-Cammell built class 101 DMU set 64 (51191 + 54340) stands at Cromer, where the train reverses, whilst working a Norwich-Sheringham service on 2nd August 1987. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 5th January 1988

Set number: 64

51191 + 54340 (set 64) stand at Ely with the 08.43 Cambridge to Lowestoft on 05/01/88. Surface Stock.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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