Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30469
|08/08/58||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 16/10/77||Transferred to||NR (Norwich)|
|Dec-83||Depot change||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|01/06/86||Transferred to||LN (Lincoln)|
|28/09/86||Withdrawn from||LN (Lincoln)|
|51271||56429||As delivered to 31A - 8th August 1958|
|46||51271||54133||Listed at Norwich - December 1985|
Norwich Thorpe before the wires and an impressive array of motive power and rolling stock in the scene including 47584, 03397, a BTH type 1 train heating unit and Cravens DMUs (including E51271). 23rd July 1981. Gordon Edgar.
Ipswich and Cravens Class 105 E51271 + E56125 forming Norwich set no. 49. The train is the 06.58 Leicester to Harwich Parkeston Quay which I'd travelled on from March on 9/9/81. Later in the day this unit was seen forming the 14.50 Ipswich to Stamford service. Some late 70s fashion still in evidence here, even if it is 1981. Gerard Fletcher.
51271, a Class 105 DMBS, is seen at Doncaster works open day on July 28th, 1984 in all over blue livery. Andy Cole.
E51271 at the Doncaster Works open day, 28th July 1984. PJ Evans.
E51271 leaves a trail of smoke behind it as it leads it's trailer out of Sudbury on the 15th December 1979. David Underwood.
Even in 1986 some of the cross country services from Cambridge to Birmingham were still formed of classic dmus. On March 15 1M66, the 08.52 ex Cambridge, is seen here arriving at Whittlesea with a four car formation of Cravens set 49 (E54463 + E51271) leading a 2 car Metro-Cammell Class 101. Naturally we chose to sit in the leading set for maximum good vibrations! Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.
At Peterborough set 49 makes a healthy exhaust as it departs for Birmingham - you can almost hear that great Cravens cacophany. Taken on March 15th, 1986, by the end of July 1986, the number of Cravens sets in service at Norwich had reduced to just seven, the set seen here E51271 + E54463 along with six other sets went to Lincoln for a brief reprieve. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.
A Cravens set at Southport on the 28th June 1986 formed of 54133 and 51271. Jerry Glover.