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Vehicle 50038 / 53038

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


22/02/57 New to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
10/05/87 Stored U. LN (Lincoln)
04/10/87 To Parcels Sector at TS (Tyseley)
27/11/88 Transferred to CA (Cambridge) RPXN
09/03/89 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge) RPXN

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50038 - original number
53038 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50038 56038 As delivered to 40A - 22nd February 1957
50038 56015 50039 Noted 1957
53038 54025 Noted 20/07/85
T021 53038 54042 Noted 24th January 1988
T021 53038 54042 Listed at Tyseley - 7th April 1988


circa Dec-86 - AWS fitted



Date: 27th May 1974

The 5.32pm Lincoln - Derby service is seen just East of Thurgarton station on May 27th, 1974, headed by E50038. Michael Mensing.


Date: 26th December 1987

Set number: T021

Class 114 DMBS 53038, part of set T021 (presumably with 54042), is seen with Red Star parcels branding on the side at Tyseley on 26.12.1987. Andy Cole.


Date: 10th May 1988

Set number: T021

A Class 114 set led by 53038, carrying Tyseley set number T021 (and presumably with 54042), branded "Red Star" and displaying "Bingham" in the destination blind passes the remains of Burton Latimer & Isham station with an up service. The up slow has already been lifted and the last remains of the down slow are being dealt with. A quarter of a century later, a third track was re-instated. Mike Dean.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 27th May 1974

Arriving in to the short platforms of Thurgarton station is the 3.32pm Lincoln - Derby service on May 27th, 1974. The power (furthest vehicle) is E50038. Michael Mensing.


Date: 3rd January 1975

Set number: P322

Trains waiting at Paignton Great Western station on 3rd January 1975. The dmu is headed for Exeter St Davids and the Class 50 diesel 50038 for London (Paddington). Pete LG99.


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