E53359 + E54122 at Kiln Lane Crossing at Ely with the 10.18 Ely to Norwich, January 9, 1987. Surface Stock.
53359 is at the head of the 11:54 Leicester - Peterborough at Leicester on the 22nd February 1987. Dennis Taylor.
One of the last 'Cravens' DMU's (54122 + 53359)was repainted into BR Green for its final months in service, and it is seen here at Sudbury on October 1987. I should say that this was taken with the knowledge and permission of the railway staff present. Stuart Pearce.
Working the 07.10 Doncaster to Cambridge is the green Cravens set E53359 + E54122 and class 101 51501 + 51175 near Kiln Lane Ely, 31.12.87. Surface Stock.
53359 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 54122. Robert Chilton Collection.
54122 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 53359. Robert Chilton Collection.
Retro-green 53359 and 54122 at Wolverton Works, 1/10/88. Robert Frise.
The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 80s. Graham Baker.
The drivers desk in 54122. Taken at the Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 1980s. Graham Baker.
Three 2-car Class 105s heading away from the camera towards Norwich at Diss on the Ipswich to Norwich line. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 105 DMU E54468 at Ipswich. Date unknown. Stuart Pearce.
E54468 and E53375 Norwich set 31 in the carriage sidings at Ely on 08.01.85. Surface Stock.
Norwich allocated Cravens class 105 dmu made up of cars E53375 & E54468 pulls into the then newly opened Roughton Road station, with a Sheringham-Norwich service. 16th August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
E54468 + E53361 with the 15.10 Peterborough to Cambridge at Ely on August 2nd, 1986. Surface Stock.
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.
On May 19th 1979, WAMRAC (the Wisbech & March Railway Action Committee) organised a special train from the goods terminus at Wisbech and this is seen there on arrival back from Cambridge. E50377 is shown leading trailer E56434 formed as Set 33. The other unit at the rear was Set 44, E51289 + E56468. Gerard Fletcher.
54447 is part of Cravens set 33, seen in Doncaster station on the 27th August 1985. Chris Lings.
E54447 + E53377 at Peterborough on a very cold 15th March 1986, with the man on the left still dressed in his 70s gear and dear old set 33 about to set sail for Cambridge. In a matter of weeks it would be transferred away to Ayr. Gerard Fletcher.
Arriving at Leicester is a terminating service from Market Harborough on the 13th March 1986 with 53366 at the front. Dennis Taylor.
At Norwich on 15/3/86 is Sheringham bound Set 30 on the left (E54125 closest) alongside Set 34, a relatively recent arrival at Norwich depot, but destined to be one of the final seven sets based there. Formed of E54421 & E53366, the set number is shown in the old destination indicator on the trailer which is possibly unique. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.