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Vehicle 56439 / 54439


Class 105

BR Diagram 533

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30470
Diagram: 533

Allocations

10/10/58 New to 31A (Cambridge)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
Dec-83Depot changeNC (Norwich Crown Point)
22/06/86 Transferred to LN (Lincoln)
12/10/86 Withdrawn from LN (Lincoln)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56439 - original number
54439 - from Nov-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51281 56439 As delivered to 31A - 10th October 1958
51281 56439 Noted 19th July 1959
51277 56439 Noted 28/05/75
56 51277 56439 Listed at NR - 19/07/75
56 51256 56439 Noted 03/09/77
43 51297 56439 Noted 09/09/81
71 53381 54439 Listed at Norwich - December 1985
71 53381 54439 Listed at Norwich - June 1986
53381 54439 Noted 04/08/86

Images:

DMU

Date: 4th August 1986

E54439 + E53381 near Ely on a Cambridge to Lincoln service, 04.08.86. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 9th September 1981

Set number: 43

Norwich was always swarming with the busy little Cravens Class 105 dmus in the 70s & 80s. Resting between duties here is Set 43, E51297 + E56439. The old twin headcode box has been plated over which was unusual and note yet another Cravens reflected in the windows! The destination blind shows Ipswich, but strangely there was only a single dmu working along the main line through Diss at this time. This was the 17.15 Norwich - Ipswich all stations which was scheduled to run just behind a London service. 9/9/81. Gerard Fletcher.

DMU

Date: 5th July 1986

53381 and 54439 depart from Leicester with the 11:54 Leicester to Peterborough on the 5th July 1986. Dennis Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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