|51260||TDB 977453||Driver training / route learning|
|51286||TDB 977123||Driver training / route learning|
|51296||TDB 977124||Driver training / route learning|
|56129||ADB 977114||Sandite vehicle (based at Cricklewood)|
|56142||ADB 977048||Sandite vehicle (based at Buxton)|
|56145||ADB 977052||Sandite vehicle (based at Toton)|
|56427||ADB 977051||Sandite vehicle (based at Wigan with Class 103 977047)|
|56440||TDB 977454||Driver training / route learning|
|56444||TDB 977125||Driver training / route learning|
|56445||TDB 977126||Driver training / route learning|
|56448||ADB 977050||Sandite vehicle (based at Crewe)|
|56474||ADB 977049||Sandite vehicle (based at Bescot)|
Lincoln's TDB 977123-6 had interior fittings, including doors and seats taken out. They were converted at the end of 1982 and were seen as far away as Sheffield and Leicester by March '83. They vehicles later moved to Doncaster and were used for route learning due to the York ECML diversion. By Nov/Dec. their work was done and they spent most of the time stabled outside the works. 977453/4 were converted in 1986.
The image shows one of the route learning sets at Sheffield Midland in April '83. It still has it's rubber pad between the cab window and the first "passenger" window, which was fitted to avoid tablets damaging the bodywork when exchanged on the move. Ian Francis
The Sandites were converted at Carlisle Currock in 1982. Other vehicles (including 56148) were considered for conversion but rejected.
The ER converted (generally by removing the seating) several vehicles in the period around 1985 for parcels use. They were used out of Cambridge on Red Star traffic such as to Liverpool St, sometimes hauling a GUV. The second column shows the withdrawal dates.
The MOD was apparently going to buy 56462 for training, but bought Class 100 56111 instead.
Description - General
Description - Variations
Description - Interior
Works Photos & Drivers Inst.
Operations - Batch One
Operations - Batch Two
Operations - Batch Three
Operations - Batch Four
Details about preserved Class 105s can be found here.