E50001 and E56007 seen at Firsby waiting to leave for Skegness, July 9, 1969. Steve Davies Collection.
On the left side of this view of Firsby sits a Cravens set and on the right a Derby Heavyweight with E50001 closest, 9th July 1969. Steve Davies Collection.
E50001 leads a six-car Class 114 formation into Ancaster with the 2.51pm Nottingham - Skegness service on July 22, 1978. Michael Mensing.
A refurbished Class 114 DMU formed of cars E56043 & E50001 arrives at New Holland Town with a service from Cleethorpes to New Holland Pier on September 28th 1980. There is much of interest in this view, including a pair of lower quadrant signals, the North to West curve towards Barton-On-Humber, Barrow Road Signal box and the level crossing giving vehicular access to the Pier and the ferry service across the Humber to Hull. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 114 Derby Heavyweight 2-Car DMU formed of cars E50001 & E56043 (E50001 was the first built, emerging from Derby in 1956), departs from New Holland Pier and runs along the 1,375 yard structure towards its next stop at New Holland Town on September 28th 1980. There is a air of dereliction all around, the pier closed to passenger trains following the opening of the Humber Suspension Bridge in June 1981. Martyn Hilbert.
E53001 at Doncaster on April 16, 1986. Lewis Bevan.
Set T221 (53002 + 54047) seen in Nottingham station on the 17th September 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
Loaned from Tyseley and somewhat optimistically displaying ‘Chester’ on its destination blind, Class 114 T022 (53002 + 54047) depart from Bridgnorth with the 10.40am to Bewdley during the Severn Valley Railway’s diesel gala on October 15 1989. Mel Holley.
The very rare sight of a DMU (classes 114 & 105) on a Liverpool Street - Cambridge service: E50003, E56014, E56114 and E51294 head the 12.05 Liverpool Street - Cambridge at Hackney Downs presumably due to shortage of loco or stock. The same unit worked Up on the 09.27 Cambridge - Liverpool Street and it wasn't doing too badly at only 8 minutes late! 16/Oct/1980. Robert Chilton.
A Class 114 set (formed E53003 + E54040) and a Met-Camm with the 12:58 Yarmouth - Norwich arrive at Norwich on Saturday 21st September 1985. Colin Brooks.
Class 114 DMBS 53003 at Snailwell on April 16, 1988. Surface Stock.
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.
Parcels Class 114 53004 receives some mechanical attention at Norwich (Thorpe). Date unknown, circa 1988/9. Malcolm Clements.
Class 114 E53004 seen at Cambridge after withdrawal. Date unknown, circa 1990. Malcolm Clements.
Derby Heavyweight E50005 heads the 11.52am Peterborough - Grimsby Town service on September 28th, 1965 at Littleworth. Note the odd placement of the blue square on the left. Michael Mensing.
A close up of the number of E53005 and the Lincoln depot allocation sticker. Peter (LEYTR).
Class 114 DMBS 53005 at Snailwell in February 1992. Surface Stock.
It is 10.10pm by the station clock and the fume-filled York station is captured during a brief period of inactivity as Lincoln-allocated and Derby 1956-built class 114 unit No.50006-56036 gurgles away in the bay platform 11 forming a late-evening stopping service to Sheffield on 26th November 1981. My overnight on the station was just unfolding with much action to be witnessed over the next 10 hours! Gordon Edgar.
WMPTE lettered Class 114 set T223 (the DMBS is presumably 53006) at Doncaster in 1988. John Law.
The 14:06 ex-Leamington Spa at Stratford-on-Avon on the 25th January 1990 formed of 53006 + 54010. Hamish Stevenson.