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Vehicle 50373 / 53373 / 55947

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: 30282
Diagram: 525


26/02/57 New to 53C (Hull Springhead)
30/11/58 Transferred to 53B (Hull Botanic Gardens) - (53C closed)
Jan-60Depot code change50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
May-73Depot code changeBG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
w/e 21/05/78 Transferred to GF (South Gosforth)
w/e 23/07/78 Transferred to HT (Heaton)
Oct-80 Transferred to NR (Norwich)
Dec-83Depot changeNC (Norwich Crown Point)
01/06/86 Transferred to CA (Cambridge)
27/06/86 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge)
circa Dec-88 Sector Change to RPXN
09/03/89 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge) RPXN

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50373 - original number
53373 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
55947 - from Mar-87 (parcels conversion) - number allocated but never carried

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50373 56128 As delivered to 53C - 26th February 1957
30 50373 56137 Noted 23/03/83
30 53373 54125 Listed at Norwich - December 1985
53364 53373 Noted 29th December 1986 - Parcels set



Date: 15th March 1986

Set number: 30

A lovely afternoon at Cromer with Cravens set 30, E53373 + E54125 loading up for Sheringham. Note the driver walking to the other end of the train and the young guard watching out for the lady with her pram. 15/3/86. Photo by Phil Mott. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 11th October 1986

One of the Cravens units (E53373 + E53364) relegated to parcels duty waits at York on the 11th Oct 1986. 54A South Dock.


Date: 22nd March 1988

Cravens Express Parcels set 53373 + 53364 at Leeds on the 22nd March 1988. Dennis Taylor.


Date: 11th July 1988

Parcels Class 105 E53373 + E53364 and Class 101 M54351 at Ely on July 11, 1988. Surface Stock.


Date: 26th December 1988

Class 105 53373 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 26.12.1988. It had been taken over by the Parcels sector by this time. Andy Cole.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 23rd March 1983

Set number: 30

Set 30 is seen at Harwich on 23/3/83, formed of Cravens vehicles 56137 and 50373. Jerry Glover.


Date: 22nd August 1985

The site of the former Cromer Junction which gave access to Cromer High, the first station in the town which opened in 1877, Cromer High was closed to passengers in 1954 ant freight in 1960. Here we see a Norwich allocated Cravens class 105 dmu made up of cars E54125 + E53373, with a Sheringham-Norwich service, which calls at Cromer (Beach) and as the name implies is far more conveniently situated in the town. 22nd August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 15th March 1986

Set number: 30

Our train to Sheringham simmering at Norwich on March 15th 1986 with Cravens set E54125 + E53373 numbered set 30. Weeks later it was transferred to Cambridge for DPU use. By November a new (and final) set 30 had been formed, the famous Stratford painted 'Green Cravens'. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 12th February 1987

Express Parcels Cravens set 53364 + 53373 seen in Leeds station on the 12th February 1987. Dennis Taylor.


Date: unknown

Cravens Express Parcels vehicles E53364 and E53373 stabled at Cambridge. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 28th July 1988

Set number: 78

Mat-Camm and Cravens DMU's E53201, E54062, E53373 and E53364 with the 09.36 Ely to Norwich seen north of Ely, 28.07.88. Surface Stock.


Date: 17th August 1988

An Express Parcels 2-car DMU (Class 105 E53364 & E53373) runs through Stratford station from the direction of Thornton Fields and heading towards Temple Mills - 17/08/1988 (11:09). 53A Models of Hull Collection.


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