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Vehicle 50023 / 53023

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


09/01/57 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)
03/05/87 Stored U. LN (Lincoln)
11/01/88 Withdrawn from LN (Lincoln)


May-87 - 53023 been shown as transferred to parcels stock as DMBP on 10/05/87, and transferred to CA on 21/06/87. This was later corrected, the vehicle had been placed in store at LN.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50023 - original number
53023 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50023 56023 As delivered to 40A - 9th January 1957



Date: 25th August 1979

Class 114 DMBS no. 50023 leading DTCL no. 56036 at Skegness, having just been parted from another set - if you look closely you can see all the hoses dangling rather than stowed away and the MW jumper cables are just lying on the track! Robert Chilton.


Date: 27th November 1982

The last day of the GN/GE joint line from March to Spalding on Saturday November 27th 1982 with the Lincoln twin unit E50023 + E56028 receiving much attention from a throng of interested parties before departing northbound. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 16th April 1988

Class 114 DMBS 53023 at Snailwell on April 16, 1988. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 27th November 1982

Two trainspotters, cameras at the ready, prepare to snap for posterity the 14.30 Cambridge - Lincoln Central dmu, formed of Lincoln based Derby Heavyweight set E56028 (nearest the camera) trailing E50023, as it departs from March on a gloomy Saturday November 27th 1982 - the final day of services on the March - Spalding section. Gerard Fletcher.


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