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Vehicle 50040 / 53040 / 55931

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:

50040 - original number
53040 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
55931 - from Nov-87 (parcels conversion)



Date: 25th March 1988

55931 + 54028 + 84436 on Ely West Curve on a Peterborough to Norwich parcels, 25.03.88. Surface Stock.


Date: 14th September 1988

Class 114 55931, converted to a Parcels unit (with converted 54016 behind) and Cravens Ex-Class 105 TDB977124 which is in Departmental use as a route-learning vehicle await their respective next turns in the bay platforms at York on 14th September 1988. Syd Young.


Date: 1989

Class 114/1 55931 sandwiched between 55991 and 54901 in Leeds station. The former 53040 had the roller shutter doors added at Ilford in late 1987, initially running in the plain blue parcels livery with yellow stripe. It visited Doncaster Works in early 1989 for fitting of Leyland TL11 engines and repaint into red. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 19th March 1989

Class 114 55931 + 54901 and van 92208 at Ely North Junction, 19.03.89. Surface Stock.


Date: unknown

Class 114 parcels conversion 55931. Undated, unknown location. Peter Harris.


Date: unknown

55931 and 54901 stabled at Cambridge. Date unknown, circa 1990. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 12th May 1990

55931 + 54901 on the very last DPU diagrammed 3E26 17:57 Man Piccadilly to Leeds mail at New Mills South Junction, 12-5-90. Kevin Dowd.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


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.


Date: 10th August 1988

Class 105 53368 is seen at Leeds on 10.08.1988 working for the Parcels sector. The simple addition if a red and yellow stripe improved the all over blur greatly. It is presumably paired up with 53361, and behind is parcels Class 114 55931. Andy Cole.


Date: unknown

Royal Mail Class 114 vehicles 54901 and 55931 stabled at Cambridge. Circa late 1980s. Stuart Mackay Collection.



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