When Class numbers were introduced they were initially split between Class 105 and Class 106 depending the the engine they had: AEC engined vehicles were Class 105; Leyland engined vehicles were Class 106. At this time sub-classes were used as were different class numbers to differentiate non-powered vehicles. All was simplified in the late '70s when thay all just became Class 105s.
In later years, the 50xxx vehicles were renumbered into the 53xxx series, as were 56xxx vehicles which became 54xxx. This was to avoid clashing with Class 50 and 56 locos on TOPS.
The NE prefix was only carried for a brief period by some vehicles.
|50359-72||106/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1956||NE||Power Trailer||1st||29tons||30280||525|
|50373-89||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1957||NE||Power Trailer||1st||29tons||30282||525|
|50390-4||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1957||LM||Power Trailer||1st||29tons||30284||525|
|50752-70||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1957||LM||3 car||2nd||30tons||30352||528|
|50771-84||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1957||LM||Power Twin||2nd||30tons||30352||528|
|50785-803||105/1||DMCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1957||LM||3 car||2nd||30tons||30353||529|
|50804-17||105/1||DMCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1957||LM||Power Twin||2nd||30tons||30353||529|
|51254-301||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1958||E||Power Trailer||3rd||30tons||30469||532|
|51471-72||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1959||E||Power Trailer||4th||30tons||30503||548|
|51473-94||105/2||DMBS||52 2nd||1959||Sc||Power Trailer||4th||30tons||30503||548|
|56114-27||141||DTCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1956||NE||Power Trailer||1st||23tons||30281||526|
|56128-44||141||DTCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1957||NE||Power Trailer||1st||23tons||30283||526|
|56145-9||141||DTCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1957||LM||Power Trailer||1st||23tons||30285||526|
|56412-59||141||DTCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1958||E||Power Trailer||3rd||24tons||30470||533|
|56460-1||141||DTCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1959||E||Power Trailer||4th||24tons||30504||549|
|56462-83||141||DTCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1959||Sc||Power Trailer||4th||24tons||30504||549|
|59307-25*||170||TCL||12 1st + 51 2nd||1957||LM||3 car||2nd||23tons||30354||530|
|*||170||TSL||69 2nd||(vehicles 59308/9/11-5/9/23-5)|
|Class 106||DMBS||50359-72||paired with||DTCL||56114-27||for NER|
|Class 105||DMBS||50373-94||paired with||DTCL||56128-49||for NER/LMR|
|Class 105||DMBS||51254-301||paired with||DTCL||56412-59||for ER|
|Class 105||DMBS||51471-94||paired with||DTCL||56460-83||for ER/ScR|
|Class 105||DMBS||50771-84||paired with||DMCL||50804-17||for LMR|
|Class 105||DMBS||50752-70 +||TCL 59307-25 + DMCL||50785-803||for LMR|
Generally vehicles stayed in their original formations until about 1971, but by 1975 this was the exception rather than the rule.
Worksplates were carried on the vehicle solebars to identify the builder and lot number. Many of the worksplate images on the website are by Simeon Gaskell and John Horne.
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.