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Vehicle 56122 / 54122


Class 105

BR Diagram 526

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30281
Diagram: 526

Allocations

23/01/57 New to 53C (Hull Springhead)
30/11/58 Transferred to 53B (Hull Botanic Gardens) - (53C closed)
Jan-60Depot code change50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
Oct-68 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
3w/e 30/10/70 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
Jan-72 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
Apr-73 Transferred to 30A (Stratford)
May-73Depot code changeSF (Stratford)
11/05/86 Transferred to NC (Norwich Crown Point)
03/11/88 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56122 - original number
54122 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50367 56122 As delivered to 53C - 23rd January 1957
50367 56122 Transfer to 34G - 3w/e 31/10/70
50367 56122 Transfer to 32A - Jan-72
50361 56122 Transfer to 30A - Apr-73
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

Images:

DMU

Date: 5th July 1985

The Stratford - Lea Bridge - Tottenham Hale farewell on 5/7/85, led by 54122 (presumably with 53359) and seen at Stratford. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

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.

DMU

Date: 18th July 1986

Set number: 30

Retro-green 54122 / 53359 at Norwich on 18/7/86. It is attached to the Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637. Adrian Vaughan.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich, this vehicle appears to be 54122. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

Retro-green Cravens set 54122 + 53359 at Norwich working with a Met-Camm set. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: October 1987

Set number: 30

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.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 30

54122 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 53359. Robert Chilton Collection.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 30

Retro-green 54122 + 53359 in Cambridge station in 1988 with a Yarmouth service. John Law.

DMU

Date: 19th June 1988

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.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 80s. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

The drivers desk in 54122. Taken at the Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 1980s. Graham Baker.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 19th February 1970

E50153 + E56122 at Barnby Siding. This is a lovely study of a Metro-Cammell/Cravens hybrid photographed in wintry conditions at Barnby Siding between Oulton Broad and Beccles on the East Suffolk line. The southbound Lowestoft - Ipswich service was captured on Thursday 19th February 1970. The MetCam car was a transfer from Cambridge to Norwich in June 1968 and left the area in July 1971 when it went north to Neville Hill. Photograph by Michael Bryant. Gerard Fletcher.

DMU

Date: unknown

A Class 101 / 105 formation with E54404 + E53252 / E53359 + E54122 is seen near Ely on December 22nd, 1987. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: June 1986

Retro-green set 53359 / 54122 at Stratford in June 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

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.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

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.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

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.

DMU

Date: 11th October 1986

Set number: 30

Retro-green Cravens vehicles 53359 + 54122 inside Stratford depot on the 11th October 1986. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 30

Retro-green Class 105 set 53359 and 54122 at Norwich. Undated. David Faircloth.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1987

Set number: 30

E53359 + E54122 at Kiln Lane Crossing at Ely with the 10.18 Ely to Norwich, January 9, 1987. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 31st December 1987

Set number: 30

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.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 30

53359 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 54122. Robert Chilton Collection.

DMU

Date: 19th June 1988

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.

DMU

Date: 1st October 1988

Set number: 30

Retro-green 53359 and 54122 at Wolverton Works, 1/10/88. Robert Frise.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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