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Vehicle 50359 / 53359


Class 105

BR Diagram 525

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30280
Diagram: 525

Allocations

10/08/56 New to 53C (Hull Springhead)
30/11/58 Transferred to 53B (Hull Botanic Gardens) - (53C closed)
4w/e 09/10/65 On loan to 31A (Cambridge)
w/e 16/10/65 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
3w/e 27/11/65 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
16/06/68 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
w/e 16/10/77 Transferred to SF (Stratford)
11/05/86 Transferred to NC (Norwich Crown Point)
Oct-88 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point)

Notes

9th August 1956 - 50359 / 56114 arrived at Hull, allocated to Springhead and would initially be used for crew training on the Hornsea and Withernsea branches.

27th September 1956 - 50359/56114 has been noted at Scarborough on 11th, 18th, 25th and 27th September on trial runs. On 25th and 27th an XP van was attached and carried weights equivalent to that of passengers.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50359 - original number
53359 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50359 56114 As delivered to 53C - 9th August 1956
50359 56114 As delivered to 53C - 10th August 1956
50359 56114 Noted 27th September 1956
50359 56114 Transfer to 31A - 4w/e 09/10/65 - On loan from NER
50359 56114 Transfer to 50C - 3w/e 27/11/65
46 50359 56307 Listed at NR - 19/07/75
50359 56415 Transfer to SF - w/e 16/10/77
30 53359 54122 Formed at NC circa Jun-86
53359 54122 Listed at Norwich - Summer 1986
53359 54122 Noted 22nd November 1986
30 53359 54122 Listed at NC - Apr-87

Images:

DMU

Date: 25th January 1976

Class 105 E50359 seen in snowy conditions at Manningtree, Essex, on 25/01/1976. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: June 1986

Retro-green set 53359 / 54122 at Stratford in June 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

A pair of Craven twin units in Surrey. E53359 leads E54122, E51284 & E54442 through Epsom station with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour to Portsmouth Harbour (& Isle of Wight) from Stevenage, Saturday 21st June 1986 Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 11th October 1986

Set number: 30

Retro-green Cravens vehicles 53359 + 54122 inside Stratford depot on the 11th October 1986. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

Retro-green Class 105 set 53359 and 54122 at Norwich. Undated. David Faircloth.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1987

Set number: 30

E53359 + E54122 at Kiln Lane Crossing at Ely with the 10.18 Ely to Norwich, January 9, 1987. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 22nd February 1987

Set number: 30

53359 is at the head of the 11:54 Leicester - Peterborough at Leicester on the 22nd February 1987. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 31st December 1987

Set number: 30

Working the 07.10 Doncaster to Cambridge is the green Cravens set E53359 + E54122 and class 101 51501 + 51175 near Kiln Lane Ely, 31.12.87. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 30

53359 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 54122. Robert Chilton Collection.

DMU

Date: 19th June 1988

53359 Class 105 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 19.06.1988. This along with it's partner 54122 were painted back into BR green. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 1st October 1988

Set number: 30

Retro-green 53359 and 54122 at Wolverton Works, 1/10/88. Robert Frise.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

A Class 101 / 105 formation with E54404 + E53252 / E53359 + E54122 is seen near Ely on December 22nd, 1987. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 5th July 1985

The Stratford - Lea Bridge - Tottenham Hale farewell on 5/7/85, led by 54122 (presumably with 53359) and seen at Stratford. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

A pair of Craven twin units in Surrey. E54442 tails E51284, E54122 & E53359 through Epsom with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour to Portsmouth Harbour (& Isle of Wight) from Stevenage, viewed heading away from the station towards Ashtead continuing via Effingham Jct and Guildford, Saturday 21st June 1986. Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

Craven units on the Mid-Sussex line. E54122 leads E53359, E54442 & E51284 through Warnham station (between Horsham and Dorking) with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour returning from Portsmouth Harbour to Stevenage, Saturday 21st June 1986 Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

Craven units on the Mid-Sussex line. E51284 tails E54442, E53359 & E54122 through Warnham (between Horsham and Dorking) with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour returning from Portsmouth Harbour to Stevenage, Saturday 21st June 1986 Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 18th July 1986

Set number: 30

Retro-green 54122 / 53359 at Norwich on 18/7/86. It is attached to the Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637. Adrian Vaughan.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

Retro-green Cravens set 54122 + 53359 at Norwich working with a Met-Camm set. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: October 1987

Set number: 30

One of the last 'Cravens' DMU's (54122 + 53359)was repainted into BR Green for its final months in service, and it is seen here at Sudbury on October 1987. I should say that this was taken with the knowledge and permission of the railway staff present. Stuart Pearce.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 30

54122 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 53359. Robert Chilton Collection.

DMU

Date: 19th June 1988

Class 105 54122 and 53359 are seen at Tyseley on 19.06.1988. Not the best photo, but the only time I saw the Green Class 105 at Tyseley. Note the Class 114 in Parcels red to the left, 55932. Andy Cole.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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