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Vehicle 56388 / 54388

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

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56388 - original number
54388 - from Nov-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 14th May 1982

Class 101 cars E56388 + E50225 at Scotswood, Newcastle heading westbound with a service for Haltwhistle on 14/05/1982. This section of track was closed on 04/10/1982, from which time all Tyne Valley trains travelled over the former freight lines via Norwood Junction - maintenance costs of the Scotswood Bridge were a major deciding factor in the closure of this section. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 15th August 1987

Two two car Metro-Cammell class 101 dmu's climb out of Cromer, on what is now called the Bittern Line with a Sheringham - Norwich service, 15th August 1987. The first unit is made up of cars 54388 and 53202. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 16th July 1992

Set number: 101240

E54388 and E53231 apparently numbered as set 101240, probably meant to be LO240. The vehicles still retained their 'E' prefices and former Norwich set numbers. Robert Chilton.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 5th March 1983

E50225 and E56388 pass Bensham, Gateshead with a service from the Tyne Valley line heading into Newcastle on 05/03/1983. They are about to head into a tunnel under the East Coast Main Line. Norwood Coking Plant, the site of which became part of the Gateshead Garden Festival seven years later in 1990, can be seen in the background. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 8th August 1988

Set number: 70

Norwich based 2 car Metro-Cammell set 70 (53202, 54388) is seen approching Brundall, which it's staggered platforms, with a Great Yarmouth - Norwich service, 8th August 1988. Andrew J Crowther.


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