Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30470
|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 13/03/77||Transferred to||GF (South Gosforth)|
|w/e 23/07/78||Transferred to||HT (Heaton)|
|26/07/81||Transferred to||NR (Norwich)|
|Dec-83||Depot change||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|07/10/84||Transferred to||LN (Lincoln)|
|07/07/85||Transferred to||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|01/06/86||Transferred to||LN (Lincoln)|
|08/06/86||Stored S.||LN (Lincoln)|
|12/10/86||Withdrawn from||LN (Lincoln)|
56429 - original number
54429 - from Jan-85 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|51271||56429||As delivered to 31A - 8th August 1958|
|52||51265||54429||Listed at Norwich - December 1985|
Cars E56429 E51282 are seen at Gateshead East approaching Newcastle with a service from South Shields on 30/5/81, the last day of British Rail services on the South Tyneside branch prior to conversion to the Tyneside Metro system. Against the backdrop of Newcastle's skyline, a Class 47 can be seen approaching the station on the ECML. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 105 (E56429 E51282) arriving at South Shields from Newcastle, on 30/05/1981, the last day of BR services prior to conversion to Tyneside Metro system. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Many people disliked the Cravens Class 105s intensely because of their noisy ride. To me this just added to the 'experience'. To get a Cravens twin with the needle off the clock (over 70mph) was exhilarating to say the least and also quite commonplace. Here Norwich set no. 47 (E51295 + E56429) awaits its next duty on September 9th 1981. Gerard Fletcher.
On a very bright Thursday October 28th 1982, the 11.47 Peterborough - Cambridge service pauses at Whittlesea with (left to right) Cravens Class 105 sets 58 (E51255/E56429) and 47 (E56135/E51295). Gerard Fletcher.