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Vehicle 56101 / 975539


Class 100

BR Diagram 537

Builder: GRC&W
Type: Low-Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30279
Diagram: 537

Allocations

LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50346 during this period are:

Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight) - on loan from 64A
Sep-57 On loan to 5D (Stoke)
Oct-57 Ex-loan back to 64A (St Margarets)

Allocations for 56101:

2w/e 26/10/62 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
w/e 20/06/64 Transferred to 67C (Ayr)
4w/e 03/04/65 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
4w/e 07/05/66 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
5w/e 01/06/68 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
w/e 28/10/72 Withdrawn
Mar-76 To departmental stock - as DB975539
2w/e 14/5/86 Transferred to LN (Lincoln) - from NL
Oct-87 Transferred to CA (Cambridge)
Jan-93 Withdrawn

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56101 - original number
975539 - from Mar-76 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB975539

ER RCE Inspection Saloon paired with 975349 (ex-51116) From 3/76 to 1/93.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50346 56101 As delivered to 9A - July 1957 - on loan from 64A
50346 56101 As delivered to - 1st August 1957
50346 56101 Noted 19th September 1957
50346 56101 Transfer to 64A - Oct-57
50346 56101 Transfer to 66C - 2w/e 26/10/62
50346 56101 Transfer to 67C - w/e 20/06/64
50346 56101 Transfer to 64H - 3w/e 30/04/66

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

975539 at Grantham in the late 1970's. John Law.

DMU

Date: 7th April 1981

The ER Inspection Saloon 975539 / 975349 at Healey Mills on 7 April 1981. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 7th April 1981

The ER Inspection Saloon 975539 / 975349 stops at Healey Mills on 7 April 1981. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

DB975539 in Bingley station. Date unknown. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: 1st December 1982

The Eastern Region's General Manager's "York Saloon" (former Gloucester RC&W class 100 DMU) TDB975539 & 975349 at York - 01/12/1982. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

ER inspection saloon 975539 / 975349 leaves Leeds. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: September 1985

975539 seen at Neville Hill in September 1985. Michael Kaye 55A.

DMU

Date: 24th June 1987

Class 100 Inspection Saloon DB975539 + DB975349 seen standing in platform 5 at Newcastle on 24/06/1987. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 1988

Departmental Class 100 975539 / 975349 seen at Ely in 1988. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1989

975539 / 975349 at Skipton station on 30/10/89. Michael Kaye 55A.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1989

The drivers controls of 975539. Taken at Skipton on 30/10/89. Michael Kaye 55A.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1989

975539 at a ceremony for the re-opening of Ribblehead Viaduct on 30/10/89. David Hills Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th May 1990

975539 stabled in Doncaster station on the 20th May 1990, with 975349 to its right. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 26th May 1990

975539 at Doncaster on 26/5/90. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 14th September 1991

DB975539 (ex-56101) and DB975349 (ex-51116) stabled at Doncaster on 14-9-91. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 7th April 1981

The ER Inspection Saloon 975349 / 975539 approaches Healey Mills on 7 April 1981. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

ER inspection saloon 975349 seen in Leeds station. Note the corrosion under the toilet window on adjacent partner 975539. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st April 1988

Departmental cars 975349 975539 (formerly 51116 56101) pass through the centre roads of Newcastle station on 21/04/1988. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th May 1990

975349 stabled in Doncaster station on the 20th May 1990 with 975539 behind. S Gaskell.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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