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Vehicle 56315 / 99900


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: 30445
Diagram: 537

Allocations

2w/e 31/01/58 New to 64A (St Margarets)
Aug-59 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 12/03/60 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
Jul-60 On loan to 66C (Hamilton)
2w/e 28/01/61 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 30/06/67 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
19/05/68 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
11/10/73 Withdrawn from NR (Norwich)
p/e 29/12/73 Reinstated NR (Norwich) - (store)
w/e 12/01/74 Withdrawn

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56315 - original number
FA99900 - from Mar-75 (to private ownership)

Department Use as FA99900

Private Owner - Fisons Weedkiller train From 3/75 to 1988.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51123 56315 As delivered to 64A - January 1958
51123 56315 Transfer to 66C - 4w/e 07/05/66
50131 56315 Noted 20/05/73

Images:

DMU

Date: 7th April 1974

Views of the experimental liveries applied to E56315 (white-orange) and E56317 (blue) at Wolverton on 7th April 1974. Keith Gunner.

DMU

Date: 7th April 1974

Experimental liveries applied to E56315 (yellow) and E56317 (red), seen at Wolverton on 7th April 1974. Neither vehicle seems to have returned to passenger traffic, 56315 became part of the Fisons weedkiller train in July '74 and 56317 was in preservation by 1975 at the Gwilli Railway. Keith Gunner.

DMU

Date: March 1975

56315 during conversion at St Rollox to 99900. The car was still in it's experimental livery. A replacement front window has been fitted in the front saloon. March 1975. Ken Barnes.

DMU

Date: March 1975

56315 at St Rollox for it's conversion to 99900. The car was still in it's experimental livery, but this shows that a blue stripe was also tried as well as the earlier orange stripe, this one having the BR Logo below rather than on the stripe. March 1975. Ken Barnes.

DMU

Date: June 1979

99900 on the Keighley & Worth Valley line in June 1979. It was converted to blue star for remote control of the loco at the other end. Ken Barnes.

DMU

Date: 14th June 1979

99900 on the Fisons weedkilling train coming into Exeter from the Crediton direction at Cowley B Jct, with a Class 25 at the other end. 14th June 1979. Neil Cannon.

DMU

Date: 19th August 1980

FA99900 at Southport on 19/8/80. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 19th August 1980

The Fisons weedkiller train at Southport on 19/8/80. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 28th June 1985

No longer having the two digit headcode box, 99900 is on the rear of the Fisons weedkilling train passing Clay Cross, 28/6/85. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1985

FA99900 - the former 56315 - on the rear of the Fisons weedkilling train seen at Machynlleth on the 12th September 1985. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 8th May 1987

FA99900 is now in green when seen passing through Leeds on 8/5/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 9th May 1987

56315 is seen as FA99900, part of the Fison's weedkilling train, at Huddersfield on the 9th May 1987. Malcolm Clements.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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