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Vehicle 56016 / 54016 / 54901

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


11/12/56 New to 40A (Lincoln)
2w/e 02/05/59 Transferred to 41A (Darnall)
2w/e 30/04/61 Transferred to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
10/05/87 Stored U. LN (Lincoln)
13/06/88 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge) - Noted as withdrawal date, presume switch to Parcels Sector
circa Dec-88 Sector Change to RPXN
p/e 08/12/90 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
24/05/91 Withdrawn from CH (Chester) PXXZ


1957 - Stored at Blankney and Metheringham while power car used as extra power in other unit

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56016 - original number
54016 - from Feb-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
54901 - from Jan-88 (parcels conversion)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50016 56016 As delivered to 40A - 11th December 1956
55931 54016 Noted 04/09/88
55931 54901 Noted 25/06/90



Date: 7th February 1988

Class 114 54016 is seen at Tyseley on 07.02.1988 with a Vic Berry poster in the first window. It had been to Leicester for asbestos removal, and was converted to parcels car 54901. Andy Cole.


Date: 10th August 1988

Class 114 54901 is seen at Leeds on 10.08.1988 after conversion to a Parcels car from 54016. It had been fitted with roller doors and had been painted into BR blue and grey. It was soon repainted into Royal Mail red. Andy Cole.


Date: 1989

Class 114 parcels conversion 54901 in Leeds station, it appears recently painted into red, making it 1989. The conversion was done at Ilford the previous year, it initially ran with roller shutters in regular blue / grey livery (no yellow stripe) until repainted at Doncaster in early 1989. Malcolm Clements.


Date: unknown

Royal Mail Class 114 vehicles 54901 and 55931 stabled at Cambridge. Circa late 1980s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 25th March 1989

54901 Class 114 is seen in Royal Mail Parcels livery at Leeds on 25.03.1989. It had been converted from 54016 and was originally released in blue and grey livery. Andy Cole.


Date: 7th June 1989

Class 114 parcel conversion 54901 at Cambridge on June 7, 1989. John Carter.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 14th September 1988

Class 114 55931, converted to a Parcels unit (with converted 54016 behind) and Cravens Ex-Class 105 TDB977124 which is in Departmental use as a route-learning vehicle await their respective next turns in the bay platforms at York on 14th September 1988. Syd Young.


Date: 1989

Class 114/1 55931 sandwiched between 55991 and 54901 in Leeds station. The former 53040 had the roller shutter doors added at Ilford in late 1987, initially running in the plain blue parcels livery with yellow stripe. It visited Doncaster Works in early 1989 for fitting of Leyland TL11 engines and repaint into red. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 19th March 1989

Class 114 55931 + 54901 and van 92208 at Ely North Junction, 19.03.89. Surface Stock.


Date: unknown

55931 and 54901 stabled at Cambridge. Date unknown, circa 1990. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 12th May 1990

55931 + 54901 on the very last DPU diagrammed 3E26 17:57 Man Piccadilly to Leeds mail at New Mills South Junction, 12-5-90. Kevin Dowd.


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