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Vehicle 56114 / 54114

Class 105

BR Diagram 526

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30281
Diagram: 526


10/08/56 New to 53C (Hull Springhead)
30/11/58 Transferred to 53B (Hull Botanic Gardens) - (53C closed)
Jan-60Depot code change50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
4w/e 09/10/65 On loan to 31A (Cambridge)
w/e 16/10/65 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
3w/e 27/11/65 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
16/06/68 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
3w/e 30/10/70 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
Jan-72 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
19/06/83 Transferred to SF (Stratford)
11/05/86 Withdrawn from SF (Stratford)


9th August 1956 - 50359 / 56114 arrived at Hull, allocated to Springhead and would initially be used for crew training on the Hornsea and Withernsea branches.

27th September 1956 - 50359/56114 has been noted at Scarborough on 11th, 18th, 25th and 27th September on trial runs. On 25th and 27th an XP van was attached and carried weights equivalent to that of passengers.

27th December 1987 - Seen in Tinsley Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56114 - original number
54114 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50359 56114 As delivered to 53C - 9th August 1956
50359 56114 As delivered to 53C - 10th August 1956
50359 56114 Noted 27th September 1956
50359 56114 Transfer to 31A - 4w/e 09/10/65 - On loan from NER
50359 56114 Transfer to 50C - 3w/e 27/11/65
50361 56114 Transfer to 34G - 3w/e 31/10/70
50361 56114 Transfer to 32A - Jan-72
66 50157 56114 Listed at NR - 19/07/75
59 51258 56114 Noted 09/09/81
53368 54114 Noted 25/05/84



Date: 9th September 1981

Set number: 59

It's funny how you can curse things, but then years later find that they add a strange charm to a photograph. I'm not sure which is the most rateable here, the Cravens or the classic pushchair? The occupant of the latter if favoured with longevity must be over 30 now ! This is Norwich set 59, E56114 + E51258 simmering at Ipswich before departure as the 10.48 to Lowestoft via the East Suffolk line. 9/9/81. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 1989

E54114 in Snailwell sometime in 1989. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 17th August 1979

Set number: 68

E50346 at March on a very damp August 17th 1979 in ex works condition with domino style headcode display. After this hasty (and somewhat blurred) photo had been taken, I went down to the platform where further scrutiny revealed a paint date of 29/7/79. It was paired here with a rather less sparkling Cravens trailer, E56114, they were working the 17.10 Cambridge to Peterborough service. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 16th October 1980

The very rare sight of a DMU (classes 114 & 105) on a Liverpool Street - Cambridge service: E50003, E56014, E56114 and E51294 head the 12.05 Liverpool Street - Cambridge at Hackney Downs presumably due to shortage of loco or stock. The same unit worked Up on the 09.27 Cambridge - Liverpool Street and it wasn't doing too badly at only 8 minutes late! 16/Oct/1980. Robert Chilton.


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