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Vehicle 56089 / 54089

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: 30272
Diagram: 630

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56089 - original number
54089 - from 1985 (53xxx / 54xxx change)



Date: 19th April 1980

A Class 101 DMU Gateshead East, 19/04/1980. Containing cars E56089 + E51214, it calls with a service to Sunderland. Typical of the period, the train shows a mismatch of Refurbished and Blue + Grey Livery. Unfortunately, the attractive Refurbished Livery was found to get dirty rather quickly, so it was decided to outshop refurbished vehicles in Blue + Grey livery, which had previously been for Inter-City / Cross-Country vehicles only. In this view, 56089 also carries the logo of Tyne & Wear PTE within the blue band, as well as a tail lamp. Gateshead East station, situated between Newcastle and Heworth, closed on 23/11/1981, replaced by the Tyneside Metro. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 21st August 1985

Set number: 89

Norwich allocated class 101 Metro-Cammell dmu set 89, made up of cars E54089 & E51229 waits at Lowestoft with a Norwich service, still showing a sign literally of its day's as a Tyneside allocated unit. 21st August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 15th February 1981

A formation containing E51499, E56089, E51478, E56365, E56409 and E50220 diverted at Stockton on a Darlington - Hartlepool working on February 15, 1981. The locos are 37 029 and 31 292. John Carter.


Date: 19th August 1987

31412 with DMUs E54405 + E51207 + E51229 + E54089 at Ely North Junction, 19.08.87. Surface Stock.


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