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Vehicle 50233 / 53233

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:

50233 - original number
53233 - from Apr-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: unknown

Met-Camm parcels set 53233 + 53255 stabled at Cambridge. Date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 4th August 1982

50233 and 56405 are seen at South Bank on 4/8/82. Jerry Glover.


Date: 14th September 1986

A Class 101 and 110 formation at York on 14-09-1986 working a Leeds service, with 53233 closest. Wilson Adams.


Date: 30th March 1987

Class 101 Met-Cam E53233+E53255 at Stratford on the 30th March 1987. Both vehicles are displaying a "Red Star Parcels" sticker on their sides. Kevin Law.


Date: 12th July 1987

Seen at York, 53233 has been withdrawn from passenger service and now working in Red Star Express Parcels service. With 53255, on 12-07-1987. Wilson Adams.


Date: 28th January 1988

The driver of E53233 looks on as a group of fitters attempt to cure an ailment with the unit's engine at York on the night of 28th January 1988. This Metro-Cammell two-car set had been converted to a parcels unit, and a pile of mail sacks can be seen towards the rear of the saloon. Looks odd without the seats! Syd Young.


Date: 7th August 1989

Class 101 parcels set 53233 and 53255 at Cambridge on 7/8/89. The Cravens vehicle is 977126. Mike Cooper.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 4th April 1982

E56381 + E50233 are seen at Grangetown from another DMU on April 4, 1982, when passenger services were diverted over the goods lines. John Carter.


Date: 3rd May 1982

Four-car set E50263 + 59063 + 59084 + 51211 at Castleton on May 3rd, 1982, taken from (Taken from 50233. Much has changed here, not only the long gone class 101 DMUs but also the track 50263 is on, that platform and signal box, in fact there is little sign they were ever there. John Carter.


Date: 20th August 1984

54403 and 53233 arrive at Stockton on the 20th August 1984. Jerry Glover.


Date: 7th August 1986

Class 105 Route Learning Saloon 977126 at Cambridge on the 7th August 1989. To the left is 53233 and on the right 977124. Mike Cooper.


Date: 13th May 1989

E53255 + E53233 with a van on tow on 4E26, the 17:57 Piccadilly to Leeds mail. New Mills South Jct, 13-5-89. Kevin Dowd.


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.


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