Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30469
|29/07/58||New to||31A (Cambridge)|
|3w/e 04/07/59||Transferred to||34B (Hornsey)|
|Apr-60||Transferred to||34G (Finsbury Park)|
|May-73||Depot code change||FP (Finsbury Park)|
|w/e 18/09/77||Transferred to||NR (Norwich)|
|Dec-83||Depot change||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|22/06/86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|28/09/86||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)||- continued in service after withdrawal but finally taken out of traffic in December|
24th April 1987 - Seen at Falkland Yard
29th April 1987 - Seen at Falkland Yard
|51268||56426||As delivered to 31A - 29th July 1958|
|63||51268||54422||Listed at Norwich - December 1985|
|63||51268||54422||Listed at Norwich - May 1986|
|454||51268||59785||51584||Listed at Ayr - August 1986|
|51268||59560||51584||Noted 28th August 1986|
|51268||59127||53730||Noted 5th September 1986|
|454||51268||59127||53730||Formation change - p/e 17/09/86 - two vans|
E51268 + E54422 with the 14.10 Peterborough to Cambridge passing Queen Adelaide in January 1985. Surface Stock.
Class 105 DMBS E51268 is on the rear of this formation leaving Paisley Gilmour Street, circa August 1986. Andrew McConnell.
105454 departing from Glasgow Central circa September 1986. Andrew McConnell.
Wednesday would usually be my day off from work around the time this photograph was taken, so quite often I would buy an Anglia Day Ranger ticket and do a circular tour from March or King's Lynn. This was the case on 5/3/80 when this was the scene alongside Ipswich station at 11.25 that morning. Set 63 with Felixstowe on the blinds comprised E56432 with power car E51268 at the rear. The most interesting aspect of this shot though, are the two dmu cars in the background. Set 70 has obviously had some incident befall it, as Gloucester RCW Class 100 power car E51127 has been separated from its partner Cravens Class 105 trailer E56134. Some of the Gloucester RCW units had charmed lives and E51127 had already survived being withdrawn in 1972 and stored in 1974 on its native Scottish Region, before being sent down to Norwich in May 1975. It lasted here until October 1980 when it was dispatched to the LMR ending up at Tyseley and finally Newton Heath from where it was retired in Dec. 82. Gerard Fletcher.