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Vehicle 56300 / 975637


Class 100

BR Diagram 537

Builder: GRC&W
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30445
Diagram: 537

Allocations

4w/e 26/10/57 New to 64A (St Margarets)
2w/e 26/10/62 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 01/06/63 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
3w/e 02/07/66 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 31/12/66 Transferred to 67C (Ayr)
w/e 04/03/67 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
3w/e 17/06/67 On loan to South Gosforth
2w/e 01/07/67 Transferred to South Gosforth
3w/e 15/03/69 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 28/06/69 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
w/e 28/10/72 Withdrawn from 32A (Norwich)
21/01/73 Reinstated 55H (Neville Hill)
Feb-73 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
05/04/77 Withdrawn from NR (Norwich)
Nov-78 To departmental stock - as DB975637
2w/e 14/5/86 Transferred to LN (Lincoln) - from NL
04/10/87 Transferred to CA (Cambridge)
May-90 Withdrawn

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56300 - original number
975637 - from Nov-78 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB975637

RCE Inspection saloon, ER General Managers Saloon paired with 975664 (ex-51122) From 11/78 to 5/90.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51108 56300 As delivered to 64A - October 1957
51108 56300 Transfer to 66C - 4w/e 10/11/62
51108 56300 Transfer to 67A - May-63
51108 56300 Transfer to 67C - 4w/e 31/12/66
51109 56300 Transfer to 66C - w/e 04/03/67
65 51114 56300 Listed at NR - 19/07/75

Images:

DMU

Date: 2nd October 1979

The "Stourton Saloon" 975637 / 975664 attached to a Class 101 at York on 2 October 1979. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 18th July 1986

Stourton Saloon 975637 / 975664 at Norwich on 18/7/86. Attached but out of shot is the retro-green Class 105. Adrian Vaughan.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 1987

A view of the Stourton Saloon 975637 (56300) and 975664 (51122) at Leeds on the 23rd June 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 1987

975637 is being detached from the Class 114 set that it arrived in Leeds with. 23/6/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 1987

Seen in Leeds station on 23/6/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 1987

The rear end of 975637 seen in Leeds station on 23/6/87. It displays a Lincoln shed sticker, and through the windows can be seen a partition presumably with a kitchen behind, and the toilet door on the right in its original place. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: November 1987

The Stourton Saloon 975637 / 975664 is seen at Leeds in November 1987. Michael Kaye 55A.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1988

Taken near Gilberdyke from a DMU heading for Hull, the Eastern Region general manager's inspection saloon "The Stourton Saloon" headed by DB975637 with DB975664 behind passes the other way on 18/Jun/1988. These two vehicles were converted from Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. class 100 DMUs 56300 (DTCL) and 51122 (DMBS) respectively. They were taken into departmental stock in 1978 and withdrawn in 1990, being scrapped at Snailwell in Cambridgeshire. As a footnote there were at one time six preserved class 100 vehicles and as of this month that total is down to three, with the news that long-stored 56317 which has been passed from pillar to post in recent years, has been scrapped. Happily the two car set consisting of 56097 and 51118, the only surviving class 100 power car, are currently undergoing a thorough restoration and should be back in service soon after many years out of use. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1989

The 'Stourton Saloon' 975637 + 975664 at Cambridge on the 7th August 1989. On the left is Cravens 977126 facing Met-Camm 53233. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: August 1990

ADB975637 (E56300) at Snailwell in August 1990. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

A 6-car formation seen at Norwich, from left to right is 56307, 51111, 51115, 56100, 51282 (105), 56300. Circa early/mid-1970s. Tim Stubbs.

DMU

Date: 2nd October 1979

Departmental Class 100 975664 / 975637 at York on 2 October 1979. Note the two filler pipes on the back of the DTC - one will be to fill the regular tank for the toilet, the additional one will be for drinking water. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 2nd October 1979

Departmental Class 100 975664 / 975637 at York on 2 October 1979. The set would become know as the "Stourton Saloon". Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 2nd October 1979

E51546 leads a 3-car Class 111 set into York station on the 2nd October 1979. On the back is tacked the Gloucester Stourton Saloon 975664 + 975637. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 4th May 1985

Reversing into the sidings for the day at Spalding is our 'Merrymaker' from Furness Vale, made up of a 2 car class 108 and 2x3 car class 104 dmu's and here for the annual Flower Parade day. The class 100 dmu in the siding is the Eastern Region General Manager's saloon ADB975664 and ADB975637. 4th May 1985 Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: unknown

The Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637 is seen in the company of Class 110 51820 at York. Undated. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: unknown

The Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637 in the "Fish Dock" just outside Sheffield station. Undated. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 25th March 1986

Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. 'Stourton Saloon' 975664 / 975637 ex-Sc56300 and Sc51122 at Newcastle Central station, 25th March 1986. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 18th July 1986

Set number: 30

Retro-green 54122 / 53359 at Norwich on 18/7/86. It is attached to the Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637. Adrian Vaughan.

DMU

Date: August 1986

Departmental vehicles 975664 975637 (formerly cars 51122 56300) are seen in bay platform 2 (now a car park) in Lincoln Central during August 1986. This was the Eastern Region's 'Stourton Saloon', re-liveried by Ilford depot in 1985 in the two-tone blue scheme then being applied to the Provincial Sector's new railbuses (Classes 142 / 143). The destination blind has also been removed from above the centre cab front window. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: circa 1987

The Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637 at Cambridge circa 1987. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 1987

The Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637 in Leeds station, 23/6/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 1987

975664 / 975637 at Leeds station, 23/6/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1988

Departmental Class cars 975664 975637 (formerly cars 51122 56300) catch the early morning sunlight in what was then Newcastle platform 6 on 17/02/1988. This was the Eastern Region's 'Stourton Saloon', re-liveried by Ilford depot in 1985 in the two-tone blue scheme then being applied to the Provincial Sector's new railbuses (Classes 142 / 143). The destination blind has also been removed from above the centre cab front window. Behind in platform 4 are InterCity Sleeper coaches, which were axed from the East Coast Main Line shortly afterwards from the May 1988 timetable change. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 1989

Stourton Saloon 975664 975637 at Peterborough in 1989. John Law.

DMU

Date: 8th August 1989

Condemmed vehicles at Cambridge on 8/9/89. From left to right; the three 101 vehicles unknown, 53369 + 53367; the Cravens facing is 977123, and Class 101 975637. Mike Cooper.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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