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British Rail (Southern Railway Design)
4 EPB Units

(Nos.5001 - 5053 & 5101 – 5264)

 

With type-JB no.73 105 on the Down Main and ‘350’ shunter on the up,
SR-design 4 EPB unit no.5035 enters down platform 3 at Tonbridge.

© BloodandCustard

 

New 4 EPB units
(
Southern Railway design on reconditioned underframes)

During October 1951 the first of a new type of 4-car suburban unit was completed at Eastleigh. Numbered 5001 it was constructed on reconditioned underframes from Lancing. The building continued until 1957 when two-hundred & thirteen units had been completed, these being numbered 5001 - 5053 & 5101 - 5260. Overall dimensions and internal layout were very similar to contemporary 4 SUB units. However, units were fitted with a self-lapping electro-pneumatic brake in addition to the Westinghouse automatic air brake fitted to all earlier electric multiple units, this led to the unit designation ‘4 EPB’.

Externally the units closely resembled the 4 SUB units still being constructed, except at the unit ends where the cab and brake area were redesigned. In order to reduce draughts, the cab had no external doors, the driver entering via the guard’s brake. Sliding side windows were fitted along with a roller blind route indicator replacing the opal glass and stencil arrangement of earlier units. The route indicator had two main apertures capable of showing a single number each, these were surmounted by a horizontal aperture fitted with a blind capable of showing different lengths of bar or dots as appropriate.

Buckeye automatic couplers were fitted at unit ends, above which was a Pullman type rubbing plate, the side buffers provided being usually in the retracted position out of use. The buckeye could be lowered revealing a central drawhook; this being used with the side buffers for coupling to non-buckeye fitted stock or locomotives, although the units could only run in multiple with buckeye fitted stock. High level air pipes and 27-way control jumpers were provided, so staff did not need to go between units at track level to couple and uncouple them. However, the centre buffer and chain coupling between coaches within the unit were retained.

Each unit was 257' 5" long, identical to the 4 SUB units. Trailers were 62' 0" long and motor coaches 62' 6". Units weighed 136 tons, motor coaches weighing 40 tons and trailers 28. Two EE507 250hp motors were located in the motor bogie which was at unit ends below the guard’s brake, units nos.5001 - 5053 being fitted with ‘Eastern’ type motor bogies (recovered from withdrawn units in the no.1401 - 1534 batch) whilst the remainder had the ‘Central’ type; nos.5001 - 5053 being altered also to this type between 1961 and 1964.

With suburban gear ratio, the units had a balancing speed of 63 mph on level track and the maximum permitted speed was 75 mph. A motor-generator (MG) was fitted to each motor coach which provided current at 70 volts for control and lighting purposes and charged the batteries carried on each motor coach (which provided current for control and emergency lighting for a limited period when the traction current was not available). Each motor coach also carried a Westinghouse DH25 air compressor for the air braking supply.

The internal layout of the units was similar to the main batches of 4 SUB units with two eight-bay saloon motor coaches each seating 82, a 10-compartment trailer seating 120 and a ten-bay saloon trailer seating 102, giving a unit total of 386. Motor coaches had the gangway offset to the opposite side compared with 4 SUB motor coaches, this being a result of different floor-trap layouts, the gangway being offset to the left when looking along the coach from the cab end. The saloon trailer had its gangway offset to the same side as the adjacent motor coach.

 

4 EPB Order Batches

The 50xx units were ordered in three sub-batches, 5001 - 5015 to order number HO 3638 (this order included the last batch of forty-five 4 SUB units nos.4710 - 4754), 5016 - 5033 and 5034 - 5053 to order number HO 3756, units from no.5016 upwards having different interior fittings with plywood veneer side panels and white plastic ceilings and modified luggage racks with an upwards extension to anchor them to the ceilings; the first fifteen having identical interior fittings to the last built 4 SUB units from no.4735 upwards (i.e. cream coloured ceilings and rexine covered side panelling). The cabside ventilators on unit nos.5016 upwards (above the drivers sliding side window) were also to a modified design.

The compartment trailers of nos.5001 - 5033 were modified vehicles removed from ‘augmented’ 4 SUB units; those in nos.5034 - 5053 were new. The saloon vehicles were new bodies mounted mostly on reconditioned underframes, though a few were new underframes. The first nine units were all completed with their coaches numbered onwards in the 4 SUB series but all were altered prior to the units entering traffic (nos.5001 & 5002 at Selhurst, the others before leaving Eastleigh works).

Further batches of units were ordered as nos.5101 - 5105 (HO 3756), 5106 - 5117, 5118 - 5137, 5138 - 5155 (all to HO 4016), 5156 - 5205 (HO 4099), 5206 - 5215 (HO 4172) & 5216 - 5260 (HO 4173). Interiors of all units were similar to those of no.5016 upwards, but all units from 5101 upwards were fitted from new with ‘Central’ type motor bogies.

Units from no.5118 upwards had the whistles mounted horizontally (not vertically) and those from no.5138 upwards had cantrail rainstrips and no bodyside MG air intake grille on motor coach bodysides (earlier units later had this panelled over during overhaul) as this was found to allow water to get into the MG causing flashovers.

 

Summary 4 EPB Batches

1951 programme

HO 3638 dated 16-Jan-50

MBS and TSO vehicles for units 5001 ‑ 5015 (45 coaches)

1952 programme

HO 3756 dated 2-Feb-51

HO 3757 dated 2-Feb-51

MBS and TSO vehicles for units 5016 ‑ 5033

All vehicles for units 5034 ‑ 5053 &         5101 ‑ 5105 (154 coaches).

1953 programme

HO 4016 dated 14-Jul-53

HO 4099 dated 30-Mar-54

HO 4172 dated 11-Feb-55

HO 4173 dated 11-Feb-55

All vehicles for units 5106 ‑ 5155 (200 coaches).

All vehicles for units 5156 ‑ 5205 (200 coaches).

All vehicles for units 5206 ‑ 5215 (40 coaches).

MBS and TSO vehicles for units 5216 ‑ 5260 (135 coaches).

 

 

Total coaches ordered 769.

 

Units from number 5186 upwards did not have a duplicate jumper set on the cab end and units 5216 upwards again included a compartment trailer modified on removal from withdrawn ‘augmented’ 4 SUB units. Unit numbers 5001 - 5050 and 5101 - 5104 were new with SR style seating upholstery; nos.5051 - 5053 and no.5105 upwards having a BR pattern, though many different varieties of seat coverings appeared later during overhauls.

With the exception of the ‘augmentation trailers’ converted from 4 SUB to 4 EPB operation, all the vehicles of these units utilised reconditioned underframes which had originally run under wooden bodied coaches in the 3-car suburban fleet; these latterly having been themselves augmented to 4 SUB by the insertion of an all-steel trailer. Many of these frames were originally newly built at Lancing. However, the batch which had been constructed at Ashford were also utilised, with some small dimensional differences between these and the Lancing product being eliminated during their reconditioning at Lancing prior to the 4 EPB bodies being constructed upon them.

Disposal of the wooden bodied vehicles took place mostly at Newhaven though some earlier ones were broken-up at either Horley or Lancing works; their underframes were taken to Lancing, partly dismantled, overhauled and rebuilt with additional strengthening. Underframes were then moved to Eastleigh where the new 4 EPB bodies were built onto them. A few of the underframes came from 2 NOL units; in a few instances former motor coach frames were used under trailer coaches, although the reverse did not happen.

 

4 EPB Inner-ends
Behind is S10154S of SWD 4 SUB unit no.4287

Trailer Second Open
(Code DS)

Motor Brake Second Open
(Code CP)

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Into Service

Unit number 5001 was released from Eastleigh Works on 19th November 1951 (to undertake testing) and entered service in February 1952 with units gradually took over the Waterloo - Guildford (via Cobham) service; all of the first fifteen being in service by October 1952. Unit nos.5002 & 5005 entered traffic from 28th April 1952, unit nos.5003 & 5004 from 5th May 1952, nos.5006 & 5007 from 6th May 1952 and nos.5008 & 5009 from c.26th May 1952. Unit nos.5001 /5002 /5006 /5007 were delivered in a lighter yellowish green livery, all others being in SR green. Unit no.5016 upwards started to be delivered from April 1953, the pause in construction being due to a steel shortage; units were then delivered steadily until the last (no. 5260) arrived in March 1957.

About fifty-five units were required on the SWD, initially unit nos.5001 - 5053 & 5101 - 5104 but subsequent deliveries displaced the ‘Eastern’ bogie fitted nos.5001 - 5053 batch to the SED from the highest numbered downwards until the SWD had unit nos.5101 - 5155. 4 EPB units took over the Hounslow Loop service for a while to release 4 SUB units to cover for 2 NOL units being modified at this time with the fitting of compressor governors.

The influx of 4 EPB units onto the SED enabled a start to be made with the ‘10-car scheme’. This scheme also required the delivery of the BR pattern 2 EPB units to run in conjunction with the SR type 4 EPBs and was introduced in stages as engineering works were completed on the routes concerned. The first phase was ready in June 1954 when the Charing Cross to Dartford via Bexleyheath, and Orpington & Bromley North routes were turned over to 10-car trains in the peak hours. This was followed in June 1955 by the Sidcup route to Dartford and operation on some Caterham & Tattenham Corner services.

The next stage was inaugurated from the 11th June 1956 involving the Woolwich and Greenwich lines to Dartford and the lines onwards to Gillingham, the final stage was ready in April 1957, this clearing the lines into Cannon Street and the Mid-Kent and Sevenoaks lines. On completion of the 10-car scheme, 132 units were required on the SED and 10-car trains were all diagrammed to be formed of two 4 EPB and one 2 EPB unit, though trains with one 4 EPB and three 2 EPB units were not uncommon.

Ten new units delivered early in 1956 had gone to the Central Division for the Caterham & Tattenham Corner lines where 10-car trains were operated between London Bridge & Purley where they split into two portions. The allocation on the SWD had also risen to about 75 by the time all the units were in service.

Electrical codes, first used on new Kent Coast stock were allocated to all EPB vehicles from about 1963.

Re-diagramming of units to simplify the stock workings took place, and by the Summer 1960 timetable only four 4 EPB units (nos.5120, 5167, 5193 and 5253) were working on the SWD (alongside 2 EPB unit nos.5651 – 5684), all others being concentrated on CD and SED workings, there were still some ‘augmented’ 4 SUB units running at this stage, soon to be replaced by the final deliveries of BR type 4 EPB unit nos.5345 – 5370. The allocation on the SWD rose again to about 33 units by 1972.

 

London Bridge to Crawley train at Redhill with 4 EPB no.5025 on 3-May-79
© John Atkinson

 

Liveries

All units were delivered with the unit number preceded by an ‘S’ and a larger gap the usual before the first ‘5’ digit of the unit number, these were removed at first repaint and the 4-digit unit number centralised on the cab front. Unit nos.5001 /5002 /5006 /5007 were delivered in a lighter yellowish green livery, all others being in SR green.

Unit no.5048 was subject to trials with yellow warning panels and full width panel below cab windows applied c. January 1962.

Units painted in the intermediate livery of blue with blue ends in 1966 were as follows (all eventually gained all blue with full yellow ends, and later all were painted blue /grey):

5177

5205

5212

5215

5219

5241

5243

5246

5253

5258

5260

 

 

 

A large number of units had full yellow ends applied whilst still in green, these being:

5002

5003

5004

5006

5007

5008

5009

5010

5011

5012

5015

5017

5018

5019

5020

5024

5027

5028

5030

5031

5032

5033

5036

5038

5039

5043

5046

5047

5053

5101

5102

5103

5105

5106

5112

5113

5114

5115

5117

5120

5121

5124

5125

5126

5128

5129

5132

5136

5138

5142

5143

5144

5147

5152

5153

5154

5156

5157

5159

5160

5161

5162

5164

5167

5170

5175

5176

5181

5182

5183

5185

5186

5190

5192

5193

5195

5196

5198

5199

5200

5201

5203

5208

5211

5213

5216

5217

5218

5220

5221

5222

5223

5224

5229

5230

5231

5233

5234

5235

5236

5237

5238

5239

5240

5242

5244

5245

5247

5249

5251

5254

5262

 

Unit no.5218 was the last SR unit to run in normal service in green livery and was repainted blue in January 1972.

Unit no.5223 was the last 4 EPB to run in plain blue livery in February 1984.

Of the facelifted units numbered nos.5401 to 5497 the Network SouthEast livery was the later version (darker blue with curved upsweeps).

 

Nos.5001 – 5260
(as introduced)

 

Unit number

Green yellow warning panels

Green full yellow ends

Blue yellow warning panels

Blue full
yellow ends

Blue /Grey

NSE

Renumbered

5001 (1)

#

No

No

29-Feb-69

-

 

5265

5001 (2)

-

c.Feb-91

-

-

Jan-84

 

5466

5002

#

24-Apr-68

No

5-Nov-70

19-Apr-81

 

5466

5003

#

12-Jun-67

No

7-Sep-70

23-Apr-81

 

5467

5004

#

31-Aug-68

No

1-Sep-70

8-Jan-81

 

5469

5005

#

No

No

24-Jan-69

c.Feb-82

 

5531

5006

#

5-Dec-68

No

17-Feb-71

c.Jul-81

Wdn

 

5007

#

30-Jun-67

No

14-Sep-70

30-May-81

 

5477

5008

#

11-Jun-68

No

14-Oct-70*

Jun-83

 

5476

5009

#

21-Sep-68

No

6-Jan-71

8-Jun-81

 

5482

5010

#

8-Mar-83

No

9-Feb-71

c.Dec-80

 

5475

5011

#

3-Aug-67

No

14-May-70

Jan-83

 

5462

5012

#

6-Mar-68

No

7-Jan-71

c.Mar-91

 

5489

5013

#

No

No

29-8-69*

c.Aug-82

 

5532

5014

Mar-64

No

No

4-Jul-69

c.Feb-82

 

5493

5015

#

30-Apr-68

No

29-Jan-71

c.Jul-81

 

5491

5016

15-Apr-64

No

No

2-May-69

c.Jul-82

Apr-87?

5511

5017

#

27-May-68

No

24-Jun-71

c.Aug-81

 

Wdn

5018

#

9-Nov-68

No

6-Jan-71

c.Jun-82

 

5508

5019

#

18-Aug-67

No

22-May-70

Jan-83

 

5463

5020

#

20-May-68

No

30-Jun-71

Feb-84

 

5266

5021

#

No

No

14-Apr-69

Feb-82

 

5455

5022

Mar-64

No

No

13-Dec-69

Feb-83

 

5517

5023

Wdn

(2-Aug-58)

 

 

 

5024

Sep-64

23-Jun-67

 

20-Dec-60

c.Mar-82

Wdn

 

5025

Mar-64

No

No

15-Mar-69

c.Jul-81

Wdn

 

5026

#

No

No

9-Jan-69

c.Sep-81

 

5483

5027

#

?-68

No

29-Jul-69

c.Nov-81

 

5267

5028

#

12-Dec-68

No

14-Dec-71

c.Mar-82

 

Wdn

5029

#

No

No

5-May-70

Feb-83

 

5473

5030

#

22-May-68

No

16-Oct-70

Jul-83

 

5478

5031

#

22-Oct-68

No

23-Feb-71

Sep-81

 

5484

5032

#

?-68

No

3-Sep-70

Jan-83

 

5516

5033

#

10-Jun-68

No

16-Jul-70

Mar-83

 

5474

5034

#

No

No

18-Apr-69

Wdn

 

 

5035

#

No

No

16-Dec-69

c.Sep-82

 

5268

5036

#

20-May-68

No

5-Dec-70

c.May-81

 

5486

5037

#

No

No

4-Jan-69

c.Dec-81

 

5594

5038

#

30-May-68

No

17-Jun-71

Feb-82

 

5504

5039

26-Nov-64

16-Aug-67

No

16-Jun-71

c.Apr-82

 

5269

5040

#

No

No

27-Jan-7-

Mar083

 

5270

5041

#

No

No

24-Aug-68

c.Mar-81

 

5464

5042

#

No

No

20-Aug-70

c.Jul-82

 

5271

5043

#

11-Aug-67

No

15-May-70

17-Mar-81

 

5529

5044

#

No

No

28-Nov-69

c.May-82

 

5272

5045

#

No

No

17-May-69

c.May-82

 

5273

5046

#

2-Nov-69

No

2-Nov-71

c.Feb-82

 

5274

5047

#

Jun-68

No

26-May-70

Wdn

 

 

5048

#

No

No

21-Feb-69

c.Feb-82

 

5495

5049

#

No

No

23-Jan-70

c.Nov-82

 

5275

5050

#

No

No

19-May-69

Mar-82

Wdn

 

5051

#

No

No

27-Jan-60

18-May-81

 

5276

5052

24-Sep-65

No

No

18-Oct-69

Mar-83

 

5277

5053

#

19-Mar-68

No

31-Mar-71*

c.May-82

 

5485

5101

#

21-Mar-68

No

5-Jun-70*

Aug-83

 

5530

5102

#

15-May-68

No

21-Nov-69*

Oct-82

Wdn

 

5103

Oct-64

14-Nov-67

No

11-Mar-70

Wdn

 

 

5104

24-Mar-65

No

No

21-Aug-70

Nov-83

Wdn

 

5105

10-Sep-64

?-68

No

6-Mar-70

c.Nov-82

 

5512

5106

#

27-Mar-68

No

14-Aug-70

15-Jul-81

 

5468

5107

Feb-64

No

No

5-Feb-69

c.Nov-92

Wdn

 

5108

Jun-64

No

No

29-May-68*

Feb-83

Wdn

 

5109

Jun-64

No

No

28-Feb-69

Sep-81

Wdn

 

5110

29-Sep-64

No

No

7-Mar-69

c.Mat-82

Wdn

 

5111

31-Dec-64

No

No

20-Jun-70

Apr-83

 

5520

5112

#

11-Sep-68

No

5-Aug-71

c.Sep-81

 

5492

5113

20-Apr-65

2-Sep-67

No

10-Sep-70

c.Nov-83

Wdn

 

5114

9-Jul-65

6-Sep-67

No

180Dec-69

Dec-83

Wdn

 

5115

14-Jun-65

15-Nov-67

No

27-Aug-69

c.Nov-82

Wdn

 

5116

7-Oct-64

No

No

22-Aug-70

c.Apr-83

 

5523

5117

20-May-65

18-Dec-67

No

4-Feb-70

Sep-83

 

5527

5118

Jun-64

No

No

22-Aug-69

Apr-83

 

5465

5119

#

No

No

10-Jun-69

c.Aug-82

 

5519

5120

30-Jun-65

27-Sep-67

No

24-Aug-70

 

 

5420

5121

24-Mar-65

23-Aug-67

No

21-Oct-69

c.Nov-82

Wdn

 

5122

Sep-64

No

No

12-Apr-69

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5123

Sep-64

No

No

22-Sep-69

c.Nov-81

 

5497

5124

9-Sep-65

26-Feb-68

No

7-Oct-70

c.Dec-83

Wdn

 

5125

6-Oct-65

17-Oct-67

No

21-Jul-70

c.Aug-82

 

5501

5126

26-Feb-65

28-Sep-67

No

16-Apr-70

May-83

Wdn

 

5127

Oct-64

No

No

30-Sep-69

Dec-82

Wdn

 

5128

#

18-Jan-68

No

22-Apr-71

Jul-83

 

5471

5129

4-Sep-65

12-Oct-68

No

23-Mar-71

c.Feb-82

 

5528

5130

#

No

No

3-Sep-70

Wdn

 

 

5131

30-Aug-65

No

No

6-Nov-69

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5132

Jun-64

4-Mar-68

No

4-Jun-71

31-Jul-81

 

5480

5133

28-Oct-64

No

No

4-Jun-69

Jan-83

Wdn

 

5134

6-Apr-66

No

No

21-Apr-69

c.May-82

Wdn

 

5135

Feb-64

No

No

30-Nov-67

May-83

 

5521

5136

26-Nov-64

7-Dec-67

No

12-May-70

c.Aug-83

 

5525

5137

20-Mar-65

No

No

20-Mar-70

c.Apr-83

 

5519

5138

5-Apr-65

25-Sep-67

No

c.Feb-71

Jul-83

Wdn

 

5139

19-Nov-64

No

No

9-Oct-69

Feb-83

Wdn

 

5140

14-Dec-64

No

No

10-Nov-69

c.Dec-81

 

5503

5141

Wdn

(22‑Jul‑61)

 

 

 

5142

#

27-Nov-68

No

26-Feb-71

Feb-82

Wdn

 

5143

26-Nov-64

?-68

No

11-Jun-70

4-Sep-80

 

5403

5144

23-Jun-65

15-Sep-67

No

13-Aug-70

Aug-83

 

5524

5145

Jul-64

No

No

9-Sep-69

Dec-82

Wdn

 

5146

#

No

No

11-Nov-69

Apr-82

Wdn

 

5147

12-Dec-64

7-Jul-67

No

13-Mar-70

Mar-83

 

5518

5148

Nov-64

No

No

15-Aug-69

Feb-82

Wdn

 

5149

29-Dec-64

No

No

2-Apr-70

 

 

5408

5150

#

No

No

3-Jan-70

c.Jan-83

Wdn

 

5151

Mar-64

No

No

21-May-69

c.May-82

 

5506

5152

16-Jun-65

24-Oct-67

No

12-Jun-70

 

 

5406

5153

Sep-64

?-68

No

9-Apr-70

Apr-82

Wdn

 

5154

8-Sep-64

1-Sep-67

No

4-Jul-70

c.Jun-82

Wdn

 

5155

Aug-64

No

No

25-Jun-69

c.Jun-82

Wdn

 

5156

#

2-Mar-67

No

6-Dec-69

Dec-82

Wdn

 

5157

#

?-68

No

6-Dec-69

Dec-82

Wdn

 

5158

#

No

No

15-Jun-69

13-Mar-81

 

5470

5159

#

22-Nov-67

No

18-Nov-70

25-Nar-81

Wdn

 

5160

#

14-Mar-68

No

5-Aug-71

Dec-81

Wdn

 

5161

#

7-Feb-68

No

18-Dec-70

c.May-81

 

5479

5162

#

16-Sep-68

No

22-Sep-71

Apr-82

 

5505

5163

Aug-64

No

No

10-Dec-69

c.Sep-82

Wdn

 

5164

Apr-64

29-Oct-68

No

5-Oct-71

Feb-82

Wdn

 

5165

15-Apr-64

No

No

2-Jun-69

25-Apr-81

 

5481

5166

Aug-64

No

No

By Mar-70

c.Nov-81

Wdn

 

5167

11-Nov-64

9-Sep-67

Deleted

(28‑Feb‑70)

 

 

 

5168

Nov-64

No

No

17-Oct-69

Feb-82

Wdn

 

5169

#

No

No

By May-70

c.Jan-83

Wdn

 

5170

10-Apr-64

12-Oct-67

No

9-Sep-70

c.May-81

Wdn

 

5171

1-Apr-64

No

No

By Feb-69

c.May-82

 

5507

5172

May-64

No

No

11-Feb-69

c.Jul-82

 

5510

5173

May-64

No

No

27-Feb-69

c.Jun-82

Wdn

 

5174

Feb-64

No

No

2-Jul-69

Mar-82

Wdn

 

5175

#

13-Nov-68

No

19-Nov-71

Wdn

 

 

5176

9-Aug-65

13-May-68

No

16-Dec-70

Aug-83

Wdn

 

5177

#

No

4-Dec-66

26-Feb-69

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5178

22-Oct-64

No

No

30-Dec-69

 

 

5432

5179

Jul-64

No

No

By May-70

Dec-82

 

5513

5180

Aug-64

No

No

14-Aug-69

c.Nov-82

Wdn

 

5181

#

26-Oct-68

No

4-May-71

13-Aug-81

 

5487

5182

Jun-64

4-Apr-68

No

3-Nov-70

c.Aug-82

Wdn

 

5183

13-Apr-64

10-Oct-68

No

14-Jun-71*

5-Nov-81

 

5502

5184

31-Aug-64

No

No

29-Nov-69

c.Jan-83

 

5514

5185

Apr-64

23-Mar-68

No

17-Oct-70

c.Apr-83

Wdn

 

5186

#

5-Nov-68

No

13-Aug-71

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5187

Nov-64

No

No

16-Jun-70

Oct-83

 

5526

5188

May-64

No

No

18-Mar-69

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5189

Jun-64

No

No

26-May-69

c.Feb-82

Wdn

 

5190

Nov-64

25-Nov-68

No

29-Apr-71

c.Nov-81

Wdn

 

5191

Jun-64

No

No

22-Jan-69

c.May-82

Wdn

 

5192

24-Nov-64

9-Aug-67

No

8-Nov70

Feb-82

Wdn

 

5193

#

19-Oct-68

No

7-Apr-71

25-Jun-81

 

5488

5194

16-Dec-64

No

No

10-Feb-70

May-83

Wdn

 

5195

6-Jan-65

13-Jun-67

No

14-Apr-70

Aug-83

Wdn

 

5196

23-Dec-64

13-Apr-68

No

19-Nov-70

31-Mar-81

Wdn

 

5197

6-Jan-65

No

No

10-Mar-70

c.Dec-80

 

5522

5198

3-Jan-66

8-Nov-68

No

18-May-71

 

 

5413

5199

9-Jun-66

14-Dec-68

No

23-Jun-71

 

 

5441

5200

#

13-Mar-68

No

17-May-71

c.Dec-81

 

5496

5201

16-Oct-64

?-68

No

28-May-70

c.Nov-82

Wdn

 

5202

29-Sep-64

No

No

By Oct-69

Jan-83

Wdn

 

5203

4-Feb-65

6-Jan-68

No

1-Oct-70

Wdn

 

 

5204

Disbanded

(18‑Jun‑58)

 

 

 

5205

#

No

9-Feb-67

20-Aug-69

 

 

5429

5206

#

No

No

21-Feb-67

 

 

5437

5207

31-Dec-64

No

No

12-Jul-67

Jan-83

 

5515

5208

3-Apr-65

16-Apr-68

No

By Nov-70

Disbanded

 

 

5209

Aug-64

No

No

5-Nov-69

Jan-83

Wdn

 

5210

4-Feb-65

No

No

18-Jun-70

Feb-81

Wdn

 

5211

24-Feb-65

6-Dec-67

No

24-Sep-70

 

 

5416

5212

#

No

10-Nov-66

20-Sep-69

 

 

5431

5213

20-Oct-65

13-Aug-68

No

10-Feb-71

Oct-83

Wdn

 

5214

22-Feb-65

No

No

9-May-69

 

 

5407

5215

#

No

20-Jul-66

23-May-69

 

 

5428

5216

#

27-Jun-67

No

31-Dec-69*

Jan-83

 

5458

5217

13-Jan-65

11-Dec-67

No

15-Apr-70

7-Jan-81

Wdn

 

5218

20-Apr-65

25-Jul-68

No

21-Jan-72

29-Oct-80

(Last Green)

5404

5219

#

No

18-Aug-66

29-Mar-69

 

 

5449

5220

#

6-Jan-68

No

21-May-70

Apr-82

Wdn

 

5221

#

1-Apr-68

No

23-Oct-70

 

 

5414

5222

#

3-Jul-68

No

3-Feb-71

Dec-83

Wdn

 

5223

#

30-Jun-68

No

1-Apr-71

Feb-84

Wdn

(Last blue)

5224

#

12-Feb-68

No

14-Oct-70

 

 

5424

5225

#

No

No

13-Jan-69

1-Feb-80

 

5402

5226

#

No

No

28-Jun-69

c.Jun-83

Wdn

 

5227

#

No

No

23-Apr-70

 

 

5427

5228

#

No

No

14-Jun-69

c.Apr-82

Wdn

 

5229

#

2-Nov-67

No

11-Sep-70

c.Mar-81

Wdn

 

5230

#

9-Aug-68

No

26-Nov-71

c.May-82

Wdn

 

5231

#

4-Nov-67

No

2-Jun-70

7-Apr-81

Wdn

 

5232

#

No

No

8-Jan-69

c.Nov-81

Wdn

 

5233

#

?-68

No

14-May-70

 

 

5415

5234

#

24-Jun-68

No

20-Jan-71

 

 

5422

5235

#

30-Oct-67

No

29-Apr-70

 

 

5405

5236

#

16-Nov-68

No

29-Apr-71

 

 

5433

5237

#

26-May-68

No

22-Dec-70

 

 

5419

5238

#

4-Sep-67

No

Jul-70

 

 

5411

5239

#

19-Jun-68

No

7-Jan-71

 

 

5417

5240

#

20-Sep-68

No

16-Feb-71

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5241

#

No

7-Oct-66

20-Jan-69

c.May-82

 

5456

5242

#

29-Nov-67

No

17-Sep-70

Sep-83

Wdn

 

5243

#

No

15-Jul-66

1-Apr-69

Apr-83

Wdn

(First blue)

5244

#

9-Dec-68

No

7-Apr-71

 

 

5439

5245

#

14-Jun-68

No

6-Jan-71

 

 

5418

5246

#

No

20-Oct-66

By Oct-69

 

 

5435

5247

#

?-68

No

27-Aug-70

 

 

5409

5248

#

No

No

19-Dec-68

Feb-82

Wdn

 

5249

#

28-Aug-68

No

26-Jan-71

 

 

5434

5250

#

No

No

6-Feb-69

 

 

5421

5251

#

6-Jun-68

No

14-Jan-71

c.Mar-82

 

5457

5252

#

No

No

2-Aug-67

Jan-81

 

5443

5253

#

No

29-Dec-66

4-Mar-70

c.Sep-82

 

5459

5254

#

7-Aug-68

No

18-Dec-70

10-Feb-81

 

5472

5255

#

No

No

20-Mar-70

 

 

5430

5256

#

No

No

18-Aug-69

 

 

5423

5257

#

No

No

13-Sep-69

 

 

5440

5258

#

No

14-Sep-66

13-Sep-69

Dec-82

 

5460

5259

#

No

No

9-Mar-67

 

 

5426

5260

#

No

19-Sep-66

5-Mar-69

c.Nov-82

 

5461

 

No.5261 & 5262
Units formed in 1965

 

Unit number

Green yellow warning panels

Green full yellow ends

Blue yellow warning panels

Blue full
yellow ends

Blue /Grey

NSE

Renumbered

5261

4-Aug-65

No

No

27-Mar-69

c.Dec-81

Wdn

 

5262

8-Nov-65

10-Jan-68

No

1-Jun-71

c.Nov-81

-

5490

 

Nos.5263 & 5264
Units formed in 1976-1977

 

Unit number

 

 

Blue yellow warning panels

Blue full
yellow ends

Blue /Grey

NSE

Renumbered

5263

-

-

No

+28-Jun-76

4-Jan-79

-

5401

5264

-

-

No

+Sep-77

May-83

Wdn

 

 

Nos.5265 – 5281
Non-facelift 50xx series units renumbered from November 1988

 

Unit number

 

 

 

 

Blue /Grey

NSE

Renumbered

5265

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

-

5001 (2)

5266

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5267

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5268

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5269

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5270

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5271

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5272

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5273

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5274

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5275

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5276

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

2577

-

-

-

-

+Nov-88

Wdn

 

5278

-

-

-

-

+Oct-90

Wdn

 

5279

-

-

-

-

+Nov-90

Wdn

 

5280

-

-

-

-

+Jan-91

Wdn

 

5281

-

-

-

-

+Jul-91

Wdn

 

 

Nos.5401 - 5497
Facelifted units 1980-on

 

Unit number

 

 

 

 

Blue /Grey

NSE
(late)

Renumbered

5401

-

-

-

-

+Nov-80

c.Jul-90

Wdn

5402

-

-

-

-

+Nov-80

Wdn

 

5403

-

-

-

-

+Nov-80

c.May-91

Wdn

5404

-

-

-

-

+Nov-80

Wdn

 

5405

-

-

-

-

+Apr-81

Jul-89

Wdn

5406

-

-

-

-

+Jan-81

Wdn

 

5407

-

-

-

-

+Apr-81

10-Aug-89

Wdn

5408

-

-

-

-

+Apr-81

Dec-89

Wdn

5409

-

-

-

-

+May-81

Oct-89

Wdn

5410

-

-

-

-

+Jun-81

Dec-89

Wdn

5411

-

-

-

-

+May-81

c.Mar-90

Wdn

5412

-

-

-

-

+Jul-81

Wdn

 

5413

-

-

-

-

+Jun-81

c.Jul-90

Wdn

5414

-

-

-

-

+Jul-81

c.Oct-90

Wdn

5415

-

-

-

-

+Sep-81

c.Oct-90

Wdn

5416

-

-

-

-

+Jul-81

c.Jan-90

Wdn

5417

-

-

-

-

+Oct-81

c.Jan-90

Wdn

5418

-

-

-

-

+Sep-81

1-Sep-89

Wdn

5419

-

-

-

-

+Nov-81

15-Sep-89

Wdn

5420

-

-

-

-

+Oct-81

Oct-89

Wdn

5421

-

-

-

-

+Dec-81

c.Mar-90

Wdn

5422

-

-

-

-

+Oct-81

Nov-89

Wdn

5423

-

-

-

-

+Dec-81

c.Jan-90

Wdn

5424

-

-

-

-

+Nov-81

c.Apr-90

Wdn

5425

-

-

-

-

+Dec-81

27-Apr-90

Wdn

5426

-

-

-

-

+Jan-82

C.Apr-90

Wdn

5427

-

-

-

-

+Jan-82

C.Apr-90

Wdn

5428

-

-

-

-

+Mar-82

14-Jul-90

Wdn

5429

-

-

-

-

+Jan-82

c.May-90

Wdn

5430

-

-

-

-

+Mar-82

3-Sep-90

Wdn

5431

-

-

-

-

+Feb-82

27-Jun-90

Wdn

5432

-

-

-

-

+Mar-82

10-May-90

Wdn

5433

-

-

-

-

+Mar-82

c.Jun-90

Wdn

5434

-

-

-

-

+Apr-82

c.Dec-90

Wdn

5435

-

-

-

-

+Apr-82

c.Nov-90

Wdn

5436

-

-

-

-

+May-82

5-Nov-90

Wdn

5437

-

-

-

-

+May-82

19-Nov-90

Wdn

5438

-

-

-

-

+Jun-82

Jan-91

Wdn

5439

-

-

-

-

+May-82

Wdn

 

5440

-

-

-

-

+Aug-82

Wdn

 

5441

-

-

-

-

+Jun-82

4-Feb-91

Wdn

5442

-

-

-

-

+Jul-82

c.Jan-91

Wdn

5443

-

-

-

-

+Nov-82

c.Apr-91

Wdn

5444

-

-

-

-

+Oct-82

4-Jun-91

Wdn

5445

-

-

-

-

+Oct-82

c.Jul-91

Wdn

5446

-

-

-

-

+Oct-82

c.May-91

Wdn

5447

-

-

-

-

+Nov-82

c.Jun-91

Wdn

5448

-

-

-

-

+Dec-82

c.Jul-91

Wdn

5449

-

-

-

-

+Dec-82

Wdn

 

5450

-

-

-

-

+Feb-83

Wdn

 

5451

-

-

-

-

+Jun-83

Wdn

 

5452

-

-

-

-

+Aug-83

28-Apr-89

Wdn

5453

-

-

-

-

+Sep-83

Wdn

 

5454

-

-

-

-

+Oct-83

Dec-89

Wdn

5455

-

-

-

-

+Oct-84

5-Jul-90

Wdn

5456

-

-

-

-

+Nov-84

c.Aug-90

Wdn

5457

-

-

-

-

+Nov-84

c.Aug-90

Wdn

5458

-

-

-

-

+Dec-84

c.Oct-90

Wdn

5459

-

-

-

-

+Jan-85

1-Nov-90

Wdn

5460

-

-

-

-

+Jan-85

c.Apr-91

Wdn

5461

-

-

-

-

+Feb-85

c.May-91

Wdn

5462

-

-

-

-

+Mar-85

c.Jun-91

Wdn

5463

-

-

-

-

+April-85

4-Jun-91

Wdn

5464

-

-

-

-

+April-85

c.Jul-91

Wdn

5465

-

-

-

-

+May-85

c.Sep-91

Wdn

5466

-

-

-

-

+May-85

c.Sep-91

Wdn

5467

-

-

-

-

+May-85

c.Aug-91

Wdn

5468

-

-

-

-

+Jun-85

Wdn

 

5469

-

-

-

-

+Jun-85

Wdn

 

5470

-

-

-

-

+Jun-85

Wdn

 

5471

-

-

-

-

+Jul-85

c.Dec-91

Wdn

5472

-

-

-

-

+Jul-85

c.Sep-91

Wdn

5473

-

-

-

-

+Aug-85

Wdn

 

5474

-

-

-

-

+Aug-85

Wdn

 

5475

-

-

-

-

+Aug-85

Wdn

 

5476

-

-

-

-

+Sep-85

Wdn

 

5477

-

-

-

-

+Sep-85

Wdn

 

5478

-

-

-

-

+Oct-85

Wdn

 

5479

-

-

-

-

+Oct-85

Wdn

 

5480

-

-

-

-

+Oct-85

Wdn

 

5481

-

-

-

-

+Nov-85

Wdn

 

5482

-

-

-

-

+Nov-85

Wdn

 

5483

-

-

-

-

+Nov-85

Wdn

 

5484

-

-

-

-

+Dec-85

Wdn

 

5485

-

-

-

-

+Jan-86

30-Jan-89

Wdn

5486

-

-

-

-

+Jan-86

7-Mar-89

Wdn

5487

-

-

-

-

+Mar-86

20-Jun-89

Wdn

5488

-

-

-

-

+May-86

7-Sep-89

Wdn

5489

-

-

-

-

+May-86

14-Sep-89

Wdn

5490

-

-

-

-

+Jun-86

Sep-89

Wdn

5491

-

-

-

-

+Jul-86

3-Nov-89

Wdn

5492

-

-

-

-

+Aug-86

Oct-89

Wdn

5493

-

-

-

-

+Oct-86

Nov-89

Wdn

5494

-

-

-

-

+Dec-86

c.Dec-89

Wdn

5495

-

-

-

-

+Dec-86

c.Feb-90

Wdn

5496

-

-

-

-

+Jan-87

c.Jan-90

Wdn

5497

-

-

-

-

+Jan-87

c.Feb-90

Wdn

 

Nos.5501 – 5532
(4 COM)

Unit number

 

 

 

 

Blue /Grey

 

Renumbered

5501

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5502

-

-

-

-

+May-88

-

Wdn

5503

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5504

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5505

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5506

-

-

-

-

+May-88

-

Wdn

5507

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5508

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5509

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5510

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5511

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5512

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5513

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5514

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5515

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5516

-

-

-

-

+May-88

-

Wdn

5517

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5518

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5519

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5520

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5521

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5522

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5523

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5524

-

-

-

-

+May-88

-

Wdn

5525

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5526

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5527

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5528

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5529

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5530

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5531

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

5532

-

-

-

-

+Apr-88

-

Wdn

Notes

* Date last vehicle outshopped

 

 

# Date of yellow warning panel unknown (if painted)

 

 

+ Prior to the first entry shows the livery carried when the unit was renumbered.

 

 

 

 

Details of 4 EPB vehicles ordered as follows, with number range, units allocated, HO number, building date, vehicle type, diagram number and later Southern Region codes allocated in about 1963, also a subsequent national BR system code.

 

Vehicle Nos.

Unit Nos.

HO No.

Date built

Vehicle type

Diag. No.

SR code

BR code

14001-14030

5001-5015

3638

1951/2

MBSO

2129

CP

EB2.66.0A

14031-14066

5016-5033

3756

1953/4

MBSO

2129

CP

EB2.66.0A

14067-14106

5034-5053

3757

1953/4

MBSO

2129

CP

EB2.66.0A

14201-14210

5101-5105

3757

1953/4

MBSO

2129

CP

EB2.66.0A

14211-14310

5106-5155

4016

1954/5

MBSO

2129

CP

EB2.66.0A

14311-14410

5156-5205

4099

1955/6

MBSO

2129

CP

EB2.66.0A

14411-14430