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Vehicle 56081 / 54081

Class 101

BR Diagram 630

Builder: Met-Camm
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30262
Diagram: 630

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56081 - original number
54081 - from Sep-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

56081 was involved in the following incident(s):

30/6/77 - Newcastle Station, ER

Collision involving Class 101 / Buffer-stop

Info from Peter Mullen

A 2-car Class 101 travelling under clear signals was running into unoccupied NÂș3 Bay Platform when it failed to stop and collided with the buffer-stop. More Details.



Date: 26th December 1987

Class 101 54081 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 26.12.1987 sandwiched in between 40 013 and 31 287. It had been transferred down from Heaton. Andy Cole.


Date: 2nd April 1988

Set number: T211

Class 101 54081, set number T211, is seen outside the factory at Tyseley on 02.04.1988. Note it is missing a cab door. Andy Cole.


Date: 30th March 1990

Set number: L200

L200 (54081 ex-Tyseley & 51215 ex-Heaton) is caught at Clapham Junction on the Olympia shuttle, 30th March 1990. Roy Lambeth.


Date: 9th January 1991

Set number: L200

With 54081 nearest, L200 is seen at Oxford on the 9th January 1991. Mike Cooper.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 10th August 1980

Class 101 and 105 vehicles E56085 E51221 E56459 E51429 E56081 and E51485 call at Heaton on the last day of British Rail services, 10/08/1980. Although situated on the East Coast Main Line, it was one of a number of stations closed across Newcastle and North Tyneside at this time, pending development of the Tyneside Metro system. Heaton station wasn't replaced as part of the Metro system, but the area is served by nearby Byker and Chillingham Road stations. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 2nd October 1992

Set number: 128

55028 working with 101 set L200 (54081 + 51215) on the 12:52 Paddington - Slough, seen arriving at West Drayton, 2/10/92. Gazza Prescott.


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