Delivered May 1958 to York. Withdrawn May 1981 from Norwich.
On the assumption that sets were still paired in their original formations in the late 1950's, then this is E56185, seen stabled at Selby (Keith Long)
Delivered May 1958 to York. Withdrawn February 1984 from Longsight.
This unidentified vehicle is thought to be E56186, likely to have been taken during the vehicle's brief stint at Stratford between April 1979 and June 1980. A Class 105 DMBS is on the other end of the set (Peter Boor)
A 104/105 combination, set 40 E56186/E51266 near Peterborough (Gordon Edgar)
E56186 split off from its set at Norwich Crown Point (Paul James)
54186 condemned at Newton Heath (Paul Soane)
Delivered May 1958 to York. Withdrawn October 1984 from Longsight.
Set 46, E56187/E51273, stabled at Ipswich. From left to right, near to far: E56187, E51273, E56136, E50594, E56439, E51297, 31259, 47135 (John Carter)
A rare view of E56187 on depot at Norwich Crown Point. Class 31 ADB968015 is on the left (Paul James)
A rare view of E56187 on depot at Norwich Crown Point (Paul James)
E56187 was transferred to the Midland region in April 1982 and officially renumbered to 54187 one year later. However It is not known if the vehicle in practice ever received the M prefix or the 4 in place of the 6. In any case, "M54187" (number not visible) returned to its original native region on an excursion, seen alongside 45148 at York whilst working the 09:15 Bangor-Scarborough (BRCW Collection)
Delivered May 1958 to Bradford, Hammerton Street. Withdrawn February 1982 from Norwich.
An official image of E56188/E50597 at Cleobury Mortimer (BRCW)
E56188/E50595 at Darlington (Mark Harrington)
Set 78 Ely working the 09:00 Cambridge-Doncaster. The unidentified vehicle is thought to be E56188 (Alan Warren)
An official image of E56188's first class at Cleobury Mortimer (BRCW)
An official image of E56188's luggage rack at Cleobury Mortimer (BRCW)
Delivered May 1958 to Bradford, Hammerton Street. Withdrawn October 1984 from Longsight.
Set 49 crosses Norwich Trowse swing bridge on a Norwich-Ely working. The vehicle is unidentified: it is not certain but it may be E56189 (Geoffrey Skelsey)
Set 55, E56189/E51265, departs Norwich on a lovely summer's day on the 12.50 Norwich to Great Yarmouth. Set 62, led by a Cravens 105 vehicle, is stabled in the centre road alongside (Gerrard Fletcher)
Thought to be E56189 at Sheffield. M56189 was noted as running with Cravens E51265 29/8/81 as set 55 - so this could be 56189 if the formation remained unchanged? (John Law)
M54189/M53595 at Ryecroft Junction on a BR staff special, heading towards Aldridge. The track in the foreground is the South Staffs line to Lichfield (David Dinenage)