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Vehicle 56162 / 975090


Class 103

BR Diagram 645

Builder: Park Royal
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30287
Diagram: 645

Allocations

LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50407 during this period are:

2w/e 12/07/58 New to 5D (Stoke)
4w/e 29/11/58 Transferred to 3C (Ryecroft)
Jun-60Depot code change21F (Ryecroft)
Sep-63Depot code change2G (Ryecroft)
w/e 07/01/67 Transferred to 6A (Chester)

Allocations for 56162:

01/06/70 To departmental stock - Research Department, Derby
Mar-90 Withdrawn from DRTC HQ

Notes

10th December 1979 - As RDB975090, seen coupled to ADB975051 (Test Car 5) at Glasgow Central.

05/12/84 - 975089/90 were noted working on the Hammersmith & City section of the Metropolitan Line.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56162 - original number
975090 - from Apr-71 (departmental stock)

Department Use as RDB975090

Rail Top "Trim" Lab Coach 5 - Track recording Car with 975089 (ex-50396) From 4/71 to 3/90.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50407 56162 As delivered to 5D - July 1958

Images:

DMU

Date: 24th September 1977

975090 stabled at the Derby Technical Centre on the 24th September 1977. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: unknown

975090 / 975189 are seen at Llanwrtyd Wells. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 1982

975090 leads 975089 at Lawrence Hill, 1982. Robert Tarling.

DMU

Date: unknown

975090 / 975089 seen in the north end of Derby station - date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th March 1983

Class 103 975090 is seen passing Saltley in RTC livery with it's long time partner 975089 on 30.03.1983. Note it still retains it's former headcode box. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: December 1984

975090 + 975089 at Hammersmith (Met), LT station, December 1984. John Law.

DMU

Date: unknown

975090 / 975089 coupled to a Parcels Class 114. Unknown date, the parcels vehicle dates it to the late 1980s. Taken in Derby station. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

975090 / 975089 are seen stabled at their base, Derby Railway Technical Center, 14/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

975090 in Derby station, 29/3/88. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

975090 in Derby station, 29/3/88. Dennis Taylor.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: CR205

BR blue liveried Park Royal (former Class 103, DMBS M50396) DMU DB975089 in departmental use as "Lab Coach 5 - Track recording Car" with DB975090 (formerly DTCL M56162) at the Railway Technical Centre, Derby - c.1970. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: 1979

RDB975089 & RDB975090 are seen at Lawrence Hill in 1979. Robert Tarling.

DMU

Date: 1982

A Class 103 and Class 108 in Chester station in summer 1982, M56162 closest. Stuart Pearce.

DMU

Date: 26th October 1982

The RTC Class 103 975089 / 975090 103 is seen at Nuneaton in RTC livery on 26.10.1982. Note the front former headcode box has been plated over. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

975089 with its partner 975090 (ex-DTC 56162), at Avenue, Chesterfield. Undated. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: unknown

975089 / 975090 in Derby station. Undated, but the 150/2 on the right dates it to the late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

975089 / 975090 at Derby on 29/3/88. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1988

975089 / 975090 at Derby on 29/3/88. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

The Derby RTC Class 103 RDB975089 + RDB975090 at York in the 1980s. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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