Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30280
|10/08/56||New to||53C (Hull Springhead)|
|30/11/58||Transferred to||53B (Hull Botanic Gardens)||- (53C closed)|
|Jan-60||Depot code change||50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|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-73||Depot code change||NO (Norwich)|
|Sep-73||Depot code change||NR (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|Oct-88||Withdrawn from||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
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.
50359 - original number
53359 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|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|
|53359||54122||Noted 23rd April 1988|
Class 105 E50359 seen in snowy conditions at Manningtree, Essex, on 25/01/1976. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Retro-green set 53359 / 54122 at Stratford in June 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
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.
Retro-green Cravens vehicles 53359 + 54122 inside Stratford depot on the 11th October 1986. Dennis Taylor.
Retro-green Class 105 set 53359 and 54122 at Norwich. Undated. David Faircloth.
E53359 + E54122 at Kiln Lane Crossing at Ely with the 10.18 Ely to Norwich, January 9, 1987. Surface Stock.
53359 is at the head of the 11:54 Leicester - Peterborough at Leicester on the 22nd February 1987. Dennis Taylor.
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.
53359 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 54122. Robert Chilton Collection.
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.
Retro-green 53359 and 54122 at Wolverton Works, 1/10/88. Robert Frise.
A Class 101 / 105 formation with E54404 + E53252 / E53359 + E54122 is seen near Ely on December 22nd, 1987. Surface Stock.
The Stratford - Lea Bridge - Tottenham Hale farewell on 5/7/85, led by 54122 (presumably with 53359) and seen at Stratford. Robert Chilton.
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.
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.
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.
Retro-green 54122 / 53359 at Norwich on 18/7/86. It is attached to the Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637. Adrian Vaughan.
Retro-green Cravens set 54122 + 53359 at Norwich working with a Met-Camm set. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.
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.
54122 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 53359. Robert Chilton Collection.
Retro-green 54122 + 53359 in Cambridge station in 1988 with a Yarmouth service. John Law.
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.
Norwich based class 105 'Cravens' DMU set no.30 (53359+54122), by this time one of the very few left in passenger service on the network, calls at West Runton whist working a Sheringham-Norwich service on 17th August 1988. This DMU was restored to a retro BR livery with cats whiskers in April 1986 to mark the end of DMU operations on the Anglia Region in the London Area. It was withdrawn on the 03/11/88 and with the unit being considered to have asbestos contamination it went to Mayer-Newman's scrapyard at Snailwell, where it was incinerated in the fire tunnel and reduced to scrap on 23/02/89. Andrew J Crowther.
Norwich based Metro-Cammell built class 101 DMU set 64 (51191 closest) pulls away from West Runton with a Norwich-Sheringham service on 17th August 1988. Attached is the green Cravens set 30 (53359+54122). Andrew J Crowther.