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Vehicle 56106 / 977191

Class 100

BR Diagram 537

Builder: GRC&W
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30279
Diagram: 537


LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50351 during this period are:

Sep-57 New to 5D (Stoke)
Jan-58 On loan to 8E (Brunswick)
Jun-58 Transferred to 3C (Ryecroft)
Jun-60Depot code change21F (Ryecroft)
Sep-63Depot code change2G (Ryecroft)
3w/e 31/01/65 Transferred to 2H (Monument Lane)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 2G (Ryecroft)
3w/e 30/06/66 Transferred to 6A (Chester)

Allocations for 56106:

3w/e 30/03/69 Transferred to 9A (Longsight)
May-73Depot code changeLO (Longsight)
17/07/83 To departmental stock - as ADB977191
Circa Jan-86 Withdrawn from ZC


24th September 1989 - Seen withdrawn at Crewe Basford Hall Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56106 - original number
977191 - from Jul-83 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977191

Crewe Works Test Train Coach From 7/83 to 1988.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50351 56106 As delivered to 5D - September 1957
50351 56106 Noted 04/01/78


circa Jul-72 - AWS fitted



Date: 5th April 1986

977191 seen at Chester on the 5th April 1986. Paul Moxon.


Date: 24th September 1989

ADB977191, 915 M55975 + M55985, M55969+M55968, 914 M55980 + M55984 and 911 M55970 + M55971 at Crewe Basford Hall on 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.


Date: 21st August 1994

977191 at Crewe Basford Hall on the 21st August 1994. S Gaskell.


Date: 21st August 1994

977191 (ex-Class 100 56106) taken during the Basford Hall open day, 21/8/94. Robert Frise.


Date: 27th January 1995

977191 at Crewe Basford Hall on the 27th January 1995. S Gaskell.


Date: April 1997

Class 100 Test train coach no. 977191, formerly DTCL no. 56106 rots away quietly at Crewe in the company of Class 304 unit no. 013 and some Mk Is, in April 1997. Robert Chilton.


Date: 19th February 2000

977191 during it's departure from Crewe after being out of use for some time. 19/2/2000. Frank Nicholas.


Date: 21st May 2000

977191 was formerly 56106, a Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Class 100 driving trailer classified as DTCL, as it had first and second class within, as well as a toilet, It was withdrawn way back in July 1983, but ended up here at Crewe, lingering there until 2002. It is seen at Crewe Works Open Day on the 21st May 2000. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 21st May 2000

Class 100 977191 is seen awaiting disposal at Crewe works during the open day on 21.05.2000. It was converted from 54106 and was used as part of the Crewe test train. Andy Cole.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 21st July 1990

Set number: 915

An assortment of parcels DMUs converted from former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 units stand forlornly withdrawn in Crewe Basford Hall yard on 21/Jul/1990, with 55975 (formerly 51615) nearest. Three of these units were subsequently preserved. Behind 55975 can just be seen departmental coach ADB977191, formerly class 100 56106, which was later moved for storage at Crewe Brook Sidings and ultimately disposed of at Crewe Works in 2000. Robert Chilton.


Date: April 1997

Seen at Crewe in April 1997, on the far right, are derelict Class 101 DTCL no. 54350, with Class 104 TBSL no. 59228 and Class 100 DTCL no. 977191 behind. In the middle is Class 304 unit no. 008 and on the left some graffiti-covered Class 308 vehicles. Robert Chilton.


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