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Vehicle 50046 / 53046

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


29/03/57 New to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
21/06/87 Stored LN (Lincoln)
04/10/87 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge)
circa Dec-88 Sector Change to RPXN
06/09/90 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge) RPXX

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50046 - original number
53046 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50046 56046 As delivered to 40A - 29th March 1957
53020 53046 Noted 31/01/88
53020 53046 Noted 10/06/89


circa Dec-86 - AWS fitted

50046 was involved in the following incident(s):

Damaged 50046

1971? - (Location Unknown)

Collsion involving Class 114 / Oil Train

Info from Andrew Parr

E50046 is seen at Doncaster Carr on 4/3/71 after colliding with a derailed oil train. Details of incident unknown. Image by Andrew Parr.



Date: 4th March 1971

Class 114 DMBS 50046 is a little the worst for wear after a close encounter with a derailed oil train. Doncaster Carr, 4/3/71. Andrew Parr.


Date: 15th May 1979

This Class 114 unit with E50046 at the front has some young admirers at New Holland Town after arrival from New Holland Pier with a Cleethorpes service on 15/5/79. Stephen Burdett.


Date: 15th May 1979

A Class 114 DMU in New Holland Pier station on 15/5/79. It's waiting to depart on a Cleethorpes service. Stephen Burdett.


Date: 15th May 1979

New Holland Pier on 15/5/79. The station served an area of North Lincolnshire for ferry services across the Humber to Hull. Services ceased in August 1981, when the Humber Bridge was opened. A Class 114 sits in the station with a Cleethorpes service. The walkway is like a long platform with New Holland Town station. Stephen Burdett.


Date: 15th May 1979

New Holland Town on 15/5/79. The class 114 DMU has the road for Cleethorpes. The other signal is for the section to Barton upon Humber as I recall. Stephen Burdett.


Date: 30th October 1980

The 10.26 Doncaster - Cambridge dmu service, one of three southbound passenger services still serving the joint line in 1980. The setting is Murrow West. This was at one time the site of a flat crossing with the M&GN Peterborough - Wisbech - Sutton Bridge line on which, until its closure in 1959, the hamlet of Murrow had the extravagant facilities of a further station named Murrow East. On 30th October 1980 motoring past are Lincoln based Class 114 Derby 'heavyweight' set E50046 + E56026 leading Norwich allocated Cravens Class 105 unit E56480 + E51261 (set 65). Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 8th May 1982

Saturday May 8th 1982 was a much busier day than usual on the old joint line from Spalding to March, due to it being Spalding tulip parade which saw numerous special trains and associated stock and loco movements along the line. Here one of the regular service trains, the 10.29 Doncaster - Cambridge approaches the site of the flat crossing with the M & GN at Murrow formed by Derby Heavyweight set E50046 + E56036. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 31st January 1988

E53046 + E53020 + 93096 with Peterborough to Cambridge parcels at Ely, 31.01.88. Surface Stock.



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