Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30281
|02/11/56||New to||53C (Hull Springhead)|
|30/11/58||Transferred to||53B (Hull Botanic Gardens)||- (53C closed)|
|4w/e 09/10/65||On loan to||31A (Cambridge)|
|w/e 16/10/65||Transferred to||31A (Cambridge)|
|3w/e 27/11/65||Transferred to||50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|16/06/68||Transferred to||31A (Cambridge)|
|27/12/69||Transferred to||34G (Finsbury Park)|
|4w/e 30/05/70||Transferred to||32A (Norwich)|
|May-73||Depot code change||NO (Norwich)|
|Sep-73||Depot code change||NR (Norwich)|
|w/e 26/10/80||Transferred to||LO (Longsight)|
|22/11/82||Withdrawn from||LO (Longsight)|
|50361||56116||As delivered to 53C - 2nd November 1956|
|50361||56116||Transfer to 31A - 4w/e 09/10/65 - On loan from NER|
|50361||56116||Transfer to 50C - 3w/e 27/11/65|
|50361||56116||Transfer to 34G - Nov-69|
|62||51283||56116||Listed at NR - 19/07/75|
|51124||56116||Transfer to LO - w/e 26/10/80|
Three weeks road learning at Toton, most of it on single unit DB975042 until it disappeared mysteriously on the last week. Here Guide Bridge Driver Norman 'Nobby' Robinson is seen here at the helm of the replacement 2 car unit, 56116 and 51124. Taken somewhere in the Hope Valley. Note the traditional brew can lid on the window sill! Arnie Furniss.
Reflections on Ernie Nield. Ernie started his railway career at Macclesfield in the dim and distant past when there was a depot there. You can tell by his face that he was of a cheery disposition. Taken through the window of the driver's compartment of DMU 56116 in April 1982, somewhere near Chinley, on our way back home to Guide Bridge from route learning at Toton. This used to be the first class compartment on this unit, it's full of first class railwaymen here! Arnie Furniss.
Guide Bridge Driver Bob Malpas at the controls of 56116 that we used for a few days on the route learning trips to Toton. He went on to greater things, he trained me on class 158s when I became a driver, which included using one of the first 'simulators', a complete waste of time and money. Driving one on the West coast main line North of Preston taught me all I needed to know about 158s and gave me an appreciation of those units! Arnie Furniss.
Manchester Victoria and Guide Bridge Driver Eddy Bright. When I took this on the route learning DMU to Toton, through the cab window of 56116 in April 1982, he was a Guide Bridge driver. It was great fun to work with this man, you can tell by his face that it was usually smiling. Arnie Furniss.