Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30280
|02/11/56||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)|
|Nov-69||Transferred to||34G (Finsbury Park)|
|4w/e 30/05/70||Transferred to||32A (Norwich)|
|3w/e 31/10/70||Transferred to||34G (Finsbury Park)|
|Jan-72||Transferred to||32A (Norwich)|
|Apr-73||Transferred to||30A (Stratford)|
|May-73||Depot code change||SF (Stratford)|
|11/05/86||Transferred to||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|28/09/86||Withdrawn from||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|19/10/86||To Parcels Sector at||CA (Cambridge)|
|circa Dec-88||Sector Change to||RPXN|
|09/03/89||Withdrawn from||CA (Cambridge) RPXN|
50361 - original number
53361 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50361||56116||As delivered to 53C - 2nd November 1956|
|50361||56116||Transfer to 31A - 4w/e 09/10/65 - On loan from NER|
|50361||56116||Transfer to 50C - 3w/e 27/11/65|
|50361||56116||Transfer to 34G - Nov-69|
|50361||56114||Transfer to 34G - 3w/e 31/10/70|
|50361||56114||Transfer to 32A - Jan-72|
|50361||56122||Transfer to 30A - Apr-73|
|31||53361||54468||Listed at Norwich - Summer 1986|
A Camden Road to North Woolwich service formed of Cravens unit E53361-E54416 emerges from Connaught Tunnel and approaches Silvertown station on 5 March 1985. The derelict St.Marks church is on the left. Gordon Edgar.
53361 at Cambridge in April 1987. It carries Express Parcels branding, its partner does not. Mike Cooper.
A Class 105 and 101 parcels train at Leeds on 14/3/1988, formed of 53361, 53369, 53230 and 53218. Malcolm Clements.
The Red Star marking on 53361. Note also the white (grey?) cantrail stripe. At Leeds on 14/3/88. Malcolm Clements.
E53361 + E53368 heading to Cambridge near Ely Dock Junction, 28.06.88. Surface Stock.
During the final weeks of services in the hands of veteran Cravens-built diesel multiple units, unit E53361-E54416 pauses at Silvertown station forming a service from Camden Road to North Woolwich on 5 March 1985. The third rail is already in place and would be energised in a few weeks ready for the ex-SR class 2-EPB EMUs to commence services from May. The original Silvertown station was opened in 1863 as part of the Eastern Counties & Thames Junction Railway. The Tate & Lyle sugar factory is on the right and the line known locally as the 'Silvertown Tramway' is still in place, providing access to the T.W.Ward scrapyard alongside the Thames Barrier. Electrification of this section was to remain for just two decades, the line being closed in December 2006. This scene has now been transformed, the remaining station and buildings being demolished in 2012 to make way for the 'Crossrail' route. Gordon Edgar.
E54468 + E53361 with the 15.10 Peterborough to Cambridge at Ely on August 2nd, 1986. Surface Stock.
Class 101 set 103 (53321 + 59536 + 53305) has a Cravens parcel set on the rear which includes 53361 when seen seen at Queen Adelaide on the 09:36 Ely to Norwich, July 19, 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 105 53368 is seen at Leeds on 10.08.1988 working for the Parcels sector. The simple addition if a red and yellow stripe improved the all over blur greatly. It is presumably paired up with 53361, and behind is parcels Class 114 55931. Andy Cole.
Class 105 vehicles 53368 and 53361 are seen at Peterborough on 25.08.1988 after being taken over by the Parcels sector. Note one vehicle has a white cantrail stripe, the other doesn't. Andy Cole.