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Vehicle 50018 / 53018 / 55928

Class 114

BR Diagram 516

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp / Albion 238hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30209
Diagram: 516


01/01/57 New to 40A (Lincoln)
2w/e 02/05/59 Transferred to 41A (Darnall)
2w/e 30/04/61 Transferred to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
04/10/87 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
22/01/89 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge) RPXN
p/e 08/12/90 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
24/05/91 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50018 - original number
53018 - from Nov-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
55928 - from Jun-89 (parcels conversion)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50018 56018 As delivered to 40A - 1st January 1957
50018 56001 Noted 31/01/81
53018 54041 Noted 19th August 1986
T226 53018 54010 Listed at Tyseley - 7th April 1988



Date: 7th November 1987

Class 114 53018 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.11.1987. Andy Cole.


Date: unknown

55928 (formerly 53018) at Cambridge. Date unknown, circa 1990. Malcolm Clements.


Date: unknown

55928 at Cambridge circa 1990. The seats were left in the front saloons of the five red powers, and the windows in the saloon left unpainted. Malcolm Clements.


Date: unknown

The centre section of 55928 showing the TL11 engine, the extra bodyside air intake grille for the replacement engine and the roller shutter door. At Cambridge circa 1990. Malcolm Clements.


Date: unknown

Details of the lettering on Class 114 55928. Three of the five red sets had "Royal Mail" and two had "Royal Mail Letters". The grille is the air intake for the heater. At Cambridge circa 1990. Malcolm Clements.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 1st September 1989

A Royal Mail liveried Class 114 parcels set (54903 and presumably 55928) at Reading on the 1st September 1989. Hamish Stevenson.


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