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Vehicle 56026 / 54026

Class 114

BR Diagram 641

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30210
Diagram: 641


17/01/57 New to 40A (Lincoln)
3w/e 04/07/59 Transferred to 41A (Darnall)
4w/e 28/04/62 Transferred to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
10/05/87 Stored U. LN (Lincoln)
Jun-88 Reinstated LN (Lincoln)
Jun-88 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge)
p/e 02/12/89 Sector Change to RPXX
28/03/90 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge) RPXX

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56026 - original number
54026 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50026 56026 As delivered to 40A - 17th January 1957
50026 56026 Transfer to 40A - 4w/e 28/04/62
50026 56026 Noted May 1968
50011 56026 Noted 02/01/71
53020 54026 Noted 03/05/89



Date: 1st September 1988

54026 Class 114 is seen passing Saltley working for the Parcels sector on 01.09.1988. Note the Royal Mail branding on the side. Andy Cole.


Date: unknown

Class 114 parcels vehicle E54026 in Leeds station. Undated, circa 1989. The passenger seats have been removed from all but the front saloon. Malcolm Clements.


Date: unknown

54026 at Cambridge. Undated, but the missing windows suggests the vehicle is out of use so circa 1990, possibly with 53035. Malcolm Clements.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 30th October 1980

The 10.26 Doncaster - Cambridge dmu service, one of three southbound passenger services still serving the joint line in 1980. The setting is Murrow West. This was at one time the site of a flat crossing with the M&GN Peterborough - Wisbech - Sutton Bridge line on which, until its closure in 1959, the hamlet of Murrow had the extravagant facilities of a further station named Murrow East. On 30th October 1980 motoring past are Lincoln based Class 114 Derby 'heavyweight' set E50046 + E56026 leading Norwich allocated Cravens Class 105 unit E56480 + E51261 (set 65). Gerard Fletcher.


Date: unknown

An out of use Parcels Sector Class 114 DMBS coupled to 54026 at Cambridge, circa 1990. Possibly 53035. Malcolm Clements.


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