Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp / Albion 238hp
Lot Number: 30209
|07/11/56||New to||40A (Lincoln)|
|May-73||Depot code change||LN (Lincoln)|
|10/05/87||Stored U.||LN (Lincoln)|
|05/07/87||To Parcels Sector at||CA (Cambridge)|
|circa Dec-88||Sector Change to||RPXN|
|p/e 02/12/89||Sector Change to||RPXX|
|p/e 24/02/90||Sector Change to||RXXA|
|28/03/90||Withdrawn from||CA (Cambridge) RPXX|
50004 - original number
53004 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50004||56004||As delivered to 40A - 7th November 1956|
E50004; Sheffield, January 1967. E50004 was the first DMU to be painted at Doncaster in rail-blue livery; the double-arrow symbols were painted by hand. BR produced a Design Manual when the double arrow was introduced, and this showed that the double arrow always faced forward when displayed on a ship's funnel. The paintshop at Doncaster mis-interpreted this, thinking that - as with the original BR crest - the arrow should always face the front, and so E50004 emerged from Doncaster incorrectly liveried on the driver's side. I don't know how long this remained before being corrected. David Faircloth.
Parcels Class 114 53004 receives some mechanical attention at Norwich (Thorpe). Date unknown, circa 1988/9. Malcolm Clements.
Class 114 E53004 seen at Cambridge after withdrawal. Date unknown, circa 1990. Malcolm Clements.
A Derby built class 114 dmu comprising of cars 54028 & 53004, are sat waiting departure time in platform 3a at Sheffield with a Hull service, on Christmas Eve 1986. Andrew J Crowther.