Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150 hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30266
50259 - original number
53259 - from Aug-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977535 - from 01/11/87 (departmental stock)
Sandite / Route Learner From 11/87 to 11/92.
The 1255 Darlington-Hartlepool seen at Hartburn Junction, Stockton, on 18/12/1980. The trailer is 56391, the power car may be E50259. John Carter.
On 29-12-1980 E50259 + E56381 are seen with the 1115 Saltburn - Darlington service at South Bank. South Bank station was demolished and a new station built slightly nearer to Middlesbrough, the much simplified trackwork now gives no hint of this stations existence. John Carter.
The front end of double DMBS route learning set 977535 977536 (ex-50259 / 50295) is covered in graffiti when caught at Thornaby on the 8th June 1989. Jerry Glover.