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Vehicle 56098

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 50343 during this period are:

Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight) - on loan from 64A
Jul-57 On loan to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
Sep-57 On loan to 5D (Stoke)
Nov-57 Ex-loan back to 64A (St Margarets)

Allocations for 56098:

2w/e 02/01/60 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 07/05/66 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
26/05/68 On loan to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 06/07/68 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
04/02/71 Withdrawn from 32A (Norwich)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50343 56098 As delivered to 9A - July 1957 - on loan from 64A
50343 56098 Transfer to 66C - 2w/e 02/01/60
50343 56098 Transfer to 64H - 3w/e 30/04/66



Date: 10th July 1958

An official image titled "Diesel Car Service Glasgow Central - Edinburgh Princes St - Diesel car leaving Glasgow Central(56098)". Dated 10th July 1958. Courtesy of A.A.McLean. British Railways.


Date: 8th September 1962

56098 is the rear vehicle on this GRCW twin set leaving Gorgie East with the last Edinburgh Outer Circle train, 8th September 1962. Hamish Stevenson.


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