A two-car Cravens parcels DMU stabled at Cambridge in 1988. John Law.
Retro-green 54122 + 53359 in Cambridge station in 1988 with a Yarmouth service. John Law.
TDB977126 at the front of a row of DMUs at Cambridge sometime in 1988. Surface Stock.
TDB977123 seen at Cambridge sometime in 1988. Surface Stock.
Something i have learnt today about these Cravens units is that they have the identical side profile, the same windows and doors to MK1 coaching stock! Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812) and a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 105 parcels vehicle 53369 is seen in Leeds station on January 16, 1988. Stuart Mackay Collection.
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.
Cravens class 105 E53362 seen in Ely Yard, the class 101 behind is 51199. February 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 105 and 101 parcels vehicles at Leeds on 14/3/88, with 53369 facing 53230. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 105 and 101 parcels train at Leeds on 14/3/1988, formed of 53361, 53369, 53230 and 53218. Malcolm Clements.
The Red Star marking on 53361. Note also the white (grey?) cantrail stripe. At Leeds on 14/3/88. Malcolm Clements.
Cravens Express Parcels set 53373 + 53364 at Leeds on the 22nd March 1988. Dennis Taylor.
M56149 (and 56120 behind) seen at Vic Berry's on the 3rd April 1988. Malcolm Clements.
Cravens sandite car ADB977048, ex-56142 at Buxton station, 18/5/88. Ian Francis.
53367 + 53365 + 54343 + 51189 seen North of Ely with 09.36 Ely to Norwich, 31.05.88. Surface Stock.
M56149 spent some time in Vic Berry's before cutting. It is seen on the 5th June 1988 alongside a stack of GUVs and CCTs. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 104, 105 & HD vehicles are seen in amongst Mark 1 sleepers awaiting the chop at Vic Berry's, 5/6/88. Jerry Glover.
N699 (53812 + 53355) at Stalybridge with a train for Stockport on the 18th June 1988. Gazza Prescott.
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.
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.