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Vehicle 56444 / 977125

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


05/11/58 New to 31A (Cambridge)
Sep-64 Transferred to 40A (Lincoln)
May-73Depot code changeLN (Lincoln)
14/11/82 To departmental stock LN (Lincoln)
04/10/87 Transferred to CA (Cambridge)
May-90 Withdrawn

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56444 - original number
977125 - from p/e 28/11/82 (departmental stock)

Department Use as TDB977125

Driver Training / Route Learner From 11/82 to 5/90.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51286 56444 As delivered to 31A - 5th November 1958
51286 56444 Noted 19th July 1959
51286 56444 Noted 30th October 1980



Date: unknown

E56444 is seen on the rear (closest) of this Cravens set seen somewhere in East Anglia, probably arriving into Bottisham & Lode station on the Cambridge to Mildenhall line - date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.


Date: unknown

Cravens DTC E56444 in Sheffield station. Scanned from a transparency affected by age, probably from the 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


Date: 10th January 1973

E56444 at Sheffield Midland, 10-1-73. John Reddyhoff.


Date: 28th January 1988

Former Cravens Class 105 E56444, now numbered TDB977125 and in Departmental stock, sits in the north bay platforms at York on the night of 28th January 1988. Syd Young.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 28th July 1984

ER driver trainer / route learning vehicles 977123 + 977125 seen at Doncaster on the 28th July 1984. Chris Lings.


Date: 18th August 1984

Class 105 977123 is seen stabled at Doncaster coupled with 977125 on 18.08.1984. It was converted from 51286, and was used as a route learning unit. Andy Cole.


Date: 13th March 1989

977123 and 977125 in Manchester Piccadilly station on the 13th March 1989. Dennis Taylor.


Date: 7th August 1989

977123 at Cambridge on 7/8/89. Behind are 977125 and 977124. Mike Cooper.


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