This view of Bristol Marsh Junction depot includes three Class 120s. Taken in the summer of '67, two of them are in the early blue livery with small yellow panels. David Faircloth.
Met-Camm three-car set 83 seen in March station circa 1971. John Law.
An ex-works Class 101 DMBS and a Mark I coach seen in the sidings in March, Cambridgeshire, circa 1971. John Law.
E50666 + E59384 + E50626 at March on 15th May 1982 with the 13.55 Cambridge - Doncaster. There certainly seem to be plenty of passengers, though whether they are boarding or disembarking is unclear. E50636 had had the two character heacode panel plated over, this was a short term fix and at the next major overhaul it would be rebuilt with a flush front. Gerard Fletcher.
E50172 at the front of two three-car Met-Camm sets in March station, circa early/mid 1970s. The vehicle carries window bars on the passenger doors from its time in the north east, it would move back north in October 1975, this time to Hull. John Law.
A Class 125 vehicle in storage at March. Robert White.
E51006 in storage at March, Undated. Robert White.
E51006 at the front of other 125 and 100 vehicles awaiting disposal at March. Undated. Robert White.
A Class 125 awaiting disposal at March, undated. Robert White.
During the morning of 10th March 1979 a Cravens class 105 unit No.E56139-E50371 eases into March station forming a Peterborough to Cambridge service. How the railway has changed when you look at the platform; Nestle chocolate vending machines, a porter's trolley, even a porter coming out of his office, not to mention flares and long hair. I wonder if that DMU was a 'cop' for the young enthusiast? The favourite vantage point, the road overbridge for looking into Whitemoor Yard, can be seen between the station chimneys. There is also some spoil offloading activity from rail wagons going on adjacent to the GN&GE Joint line platform. Happy days! Gordon Edgar.
E50346 at March on a very damp August 17th 1979 in ex works condition with domino style headcode display. After this hasty (and somewhat blurred) photo had been taken, I went down to the platform where further scrutiny revealed a paint date of 29/7/79. It was paired here with a rather less sparkling Cravens trailer, E56114, they were working the 17.10 Cambridge to Peterborough service. Gerard Fletcher.
A 3-car 100 set (2-car with additional DMBS) enters Moreton-in-Marsh, heading for Oxford, which has a Cravens set sitting in the platform. Undated. Tom Clift.
This is set 86 comprising E50590, E59221 and at the rear out of frame E50583. The train is the 17.23 Peterborough - Norwich of Friday 28th March 1980 which was pretty much an all stations affair I seem to recall. It is seen arriving at a rather wet March station. Gerard Fletcher.
Three car BRCW dmu sets were allocated to Norwich for the first time in late 1975. All except one came from Hull Botanic Gardens and were replacements for Metro-Cammell sets which had been gathered by Norwich from 1968 onwards. The Class 104 sets were in pretty poor nick, but here's one which has had some TLC at Doncaster Works. Photographed on April 25th 1980 whilst working the 13.36 Peterborough - Cambridge service, E50578 ended up being part of the last three car set at Norwich. Most of them left in 1980, but this one lasted until February 1981 when it went to Stratford. Refurbished Metro-Cammell triples were their replacements. The BRCW units were numbered 80 - 88 and the refurbished Cammells commenced with set 90. Gerard Fletcher.
On Saturday August 2nd 1980, the 15.53 Cambridge - Peterborough service is formed of Cambridge allocated Met-Cam E51225 + E56373 when seen at March West Jn. These sets had been refurbished and were normally found on the Cambridge - Royston or Bishop's Stortford shuttles with only occasional forays elsewhere. Gerard Fletcher.
The low winter sun highlights the puddles at March as the 10.26 Doncaster - Cambridge service pulls in off the joint line from Spalding. Cravens Class 105 E56454 + E51284 was one of nine sets of its type allocated to Lincoln depot often used on these long distance stopping trains. Scan of a print taken with a pocket camera. 3rd December 1980. Gerard Fletcher.
A class 105 2 car unit arrives at March station with the 1312 service from Cambridge to Peterborough on 6th July 1981, with many class 306 units in the background enroute to scrapping. Bruce Galloway.
The 12.38 Doncaster - Cambridge via the GN/GE joint line leaves March on 15th May 1982 formed of Cravens Class 105 set no. 53 E51277 + E56463. In the rear is Lincoln based Class 114 unit E50016 + E56018 which was in a hybrid livery of old and new refurbished paint schemes. E51277 was to last another three years being withdrawn in May 1985. Gerard Fletcher.
The northbound lunchtime service over the joint line, the the 13.55 Cambridge - Doncaster is seen arriving at March on 15th May 1982 formed of a Derby Works 3 car dmu E50626 + E59384 + E50636 allocated to Leeds Neville Hill. The set was refurbished later in 1982. It was not uncommon to see sets from Neville Hill and even South Gosforth on the joint line trains, although most of the time the Derby Heavyweight Class 114s and Cravens Class 105 sets held sway. In the background behind the Shenfield units can be seen withdrawn LMR DMUs including a Class 104 centre car and a Cravens. Gerard Fletcher.
For a time in around 1982 the 17.10 Cambridge - Peterborough local was booked for a Lincoln based dmu set, rather than a Norwich one. Here a hybrid liveried Lincoln Class 114 set with E50010 nearest the camera trailing and E56033 passes Norwood Road on its way to Whittlesea and Peterborough on a rather overcast 17th May 1982. Gerard Fletcher.