Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30210
56016 - original number
54016 - from Feb-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
54901 - from Jan-88 (parcels conversion)
Class 114 54016 is seen at Tyseley on 07.02.1988 with a Vic Berry poster in the first window. It had been to Leicester for asbestos removal, and was converted to parcels car 54901. Andy Cole.
Class 114 parcels conversion 54901 in Leeds station, it appears recently painted into red, making it 1989. The conversion was done at Ilford the previous year, it initially ran with roller shutters in regular blue / grey livery (no yellow stripe) until repainted at Doncaster in early 1989. Malcolm Clements.
Royal Mail Class 114 vehicles 54901 and 55931 stabled at Cambridge. Circa late 1980s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
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.
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.
Class 114 55931 + 54901 and van 92208 at Ely North Junction, 19.03.89. Surface Stock.
55931 and 54901 stabled at Cambridge. Date unknown, circa 1990. Stuart Mackay Collection.
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.