Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30261
50231 - original number
53231 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977902 - from May-93 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 5/93 to 6/99. Carried set number 994 / 960994
Departmental class 101 sitting in the repair shop at Longsight depot beside 101656 on 9/8/95. Ian Buck.
withdrawn sandite 101 977902 at Longsight depot on April 24, 2001. Surface Stock.
E56396 + E50231 on Scotswood Bridge, October, 2nd, 1982, just before closure of this route. Here Tyne Valley trains crossed from the north to south bank of the Tyne (or vice versa) for the last/first few miles to/from Newcastle. The condition of this bridge was the reason given for sending all trains on the route along the south bank through Dunston. Although with Europe's largest shopping complex opening in the mid 1980s presumably trains would have diverted that way anyway. Despite it's 'condition' the bridge still stands, apparently conveying various utility pipelines. John Carter.
Class 101 DMU, Norwich Crown Point set 81 formed of 54050 and 53231 on a dull day at West Runton, 14/Jun/1987. Robert Chilton.
Class 114 E53027 + E54041 and Class 101 54050 + 53231 leave Ely with the 10.13 Cambridge to Peterborough, 12.08.87. Surface Stock.
E54388 and E53231 apparently numbered as set 101240, probably meant to be LO240. The vehicles still retained their 'E' prefices and former Norwich set numbers. Robert Chilton.