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Vehicle 50004 / 53004

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


07/11/56 New to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
10/05/87 Stored U. LN (Lincoln)
05/07/87 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge)
circa Dec-88 Sector Change to RPXN
p/e 02/12/89 Sector Change to RPXX
p/e 24/02/90 Sector Change to RXXA
28/03/90 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge) RPXX

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50004 - original number
53004 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50004 56004 As delivered to 40A - 7th November 1956
53004 54028 Noted 24/12/86
53004 53040 Noted 10/07/87



Date: January 1967

E50004; Sheffield, January 1967. E50004 was the first DMU to be painted at Doncaster in rail-blue livery; the double-arrow symbols were painted by hand. BR produced a Design Manual when the double arrow was introduced, and this showed that the double arrow always faced forward when displayed on a ship's funnel. The paintshop at Doncaster mis-interpreted this, thinking that - as with the original BR crest - the arrow should always face the front, and so E50004 emerged from Doncaster incorrectly liveried on the driver's side. I don't know how long this remained before being corrected. David Faircloth.


Date: unknown

Parcels Class 114 53004 receives some mechanical attention at Norwich (Thorpe). Date unknown, circa 1988/9. Malcolm Clements.


Date: circa 1990

Class 114 E53004 seen at Cambridge after withdrawal. Date unknown, circa 1990. Malcolm Clements.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 24th December 1986

A Derby built class 114 dmu comprising of cars 54028 & 53004, are sat waiting departure time in platform 3a at Sheffield with a Hull service, on Christmas Eve 1986. Andrew J Crowther.


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