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Vehicle 56100

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 50345 during this period are:

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

Allocations for 56100:

2w/e 26/10/62 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
2w/e 08/06/63 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
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 28/06/69 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
5w/e 30/08/69 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
22/02/78 Withdrawn from NR (Norwich)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50345 56100 As delivered to 9A - July 1957 - on loan from 64A
50345 56100 Noted 16th September 1957
50345 56100 Transfer to 64A - Oct-57
50345 56100 Transfer to 66C - 2w/e 26/10/62
50345 56100 Transfer to 64H - 3w/e 30/04/66
51126 56100 Transfer to 31A - 5w/e 30/08/69
51123 56100 Noted 20/05/73
64 51478 56100 Listed at NR - 19/07/75



Date: 3rd August 1976

Set number: 45

E56100, at Peterborough on 3/8/76 apparently heading for Norwich. Signs in the cab windows proclaim it's set 45 (the other vehicle appears to be a Cravens). David Underwood adds: "'4 WED' in the windscreen reflects the method by which Norwich Depot advised when the unit was next due for maintenance at Norwich, i.e. the unit had to be placed on a diagram that finished at Norwich on that day." Ian Francis.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: unknown

A 6-car formation seen at Norwich, from left to right is 56307, 51111, 51115, 56100, 51282 (105), 56300. Circa early/mid-1970s. Tim Stubbs.


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