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Vehicle 50231 / 53231 / 977902

Class 101

BR Diagram 523

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30261
Diagram: 523

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50231 - original number
53231 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977902 - from May-93 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB977902

Sandite / Route Learner From 5/93 to 6/99. Carried set number 994 / 960994



Date: 9th August 1995

Set number: 960994

Departmental class 101 sitting in the repair shop at Longsight depot beside 101656 on 9/8/95. Ian Buck.


Date: 24th April 2001

withdrawn sandite 101 977902 at Longsight depot on April 24, 2001. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 2nd October 1982

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.


Date: 14th June 1987

Set number: 81

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.


Date: 12th August 1987

Class 114 E53027 + E54041 and Class 101 54050 + 53231 leave Ely with the 10.13 Cambridge to Peterborough, 12.08.87. Surface Stock.


Date: 16th July 1992

Set number: 101240

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.


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