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Vehicle 50015 / 53015 / 55929 / 977775


Class 114

BR Diagram 516

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Leyland 150hp / Albion 238hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30209
Diagram: 516

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50015 - original number
53015 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
55929 - from 19/07/89 (parcels conversion)
977775 - from Mar-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as TDB977775

Automatic Train Protection Test Unit development and training vehicle, then circa 1996 became a route learning and inspection saloon at Bescot. From 3/92 to 6/00.

Images:

DMU

Date: 1980

E50015 is having its cab repanelled at Doncaster Works in 1980. It's also missing doors and sliding lights, so it's likely refurbishment is in progress. A 114 DTC is on the left. John Law.

DMU

Date: 7th November 1987

Freshly transferred from Lincoln, 53015 is seen stabled at its new home base of Tyseley depot on November 7th, 1987. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 7th February 1988

Set number: TS225

Class 114 DMBS 53015, set number TS225, is seen inside the factory at Tyseley on 07.02.1988. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

A parcels trains formation seen at Newport, with Class 114 55929 nearest. John Stewart.

DMU

Date: 2nd August 1991

Taken during conversion to the ATP unit on 2/8/91, showing the floor area in the former guards van. John Reddyhoff.

DMU

Date: 8th November 1991

During conversion to the ATP unit, 8/11/91. Looking from the cab end towards the rear. John Reddyhoff.

DMU

Date: 8th November 1991

During conversion to the ATP unit, looking from the rear of the vehicle towards the cab. 8/11/91. John Reddyhoff.

DMU

Date: 6th March 1992

The completed front end of 977775 after conversion to the ATP unit. 6/3/92. John Reddyhoff.

DMU

Date: 6th March 1992

One of the new cab instruments on the freshly converted ATP vehicle 977775, 6/3/92. John Reddyhoff.

DMU

Date: 14th July 1996

977775 (originally 50015) at Bescot TMD on 14 July 1996. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1996

977775 / 977776 seen at Warrington Arpley, 7th August 1996. Paul Moxon.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 15th July 1984

Two Class 114 sets, cars E54037 E53015 E53040 E54025, at Cleethorpes on 15/7/84. The South Yorkshire PTE logo can be seen behind the driver's doors. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 9th September 1989

Class 128 55991 with Class 114 54904 + 55929 and BG 94124 on the Saturday Only 3E26 17:57 Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds Parcel Depot at New Mills South Junction, 9-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: unknown

977776 / 977775 stabled at Warrington Arpley circa 1996. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 1996

977776 / 977775 at Warrington in 1996. Tim Moss.

DMU

Date: 14th July 1996

977776 and 977775 at Bescot TMD on the 14th July 1996. S Gaskell.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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