3rd December 1966
A Cravens unit (Class 105 or 112?) at Helsmshore railway station on the day of closure, 03/12/66. The headboard reads "The Last Train, Accrington - Bury - Accrington, Saturday Dec. 3rd 1966". DH Dyson.
The west end of Accrington carriage shed, with 51684 / 51709 nearest the camera, along with 2 113's, and probably 4 other 112's. Believed to be circa 1962, as the stationary steam loco that was used to heat carriages, and was kept in front of the building with the chimney, has gone, and all the vans are believed to be stored. Accrington shed closed to steam on 5th March 1961. It became 10E in 1963, and closed on 2nd October 1972. The depot was used for storage after this date, and was apparently demolished circa 1974-75. Andrew Dyson Collection.
A Rolls Royce Cravens set (Class 112) at Southport in 1966. David Faircloth.
27th May 1961
Rolls-Royce Cravens sets are seen in Preston station on May 27th, 1961. Michael Mensing.
A two-car Cravens set at Ramsbottom on the East Lancs Line, date unknown. It is a power twin, the single exhaust pipe protruding through the roof on each vehicle means that this was a Rolls-Royce powered set, later know as a Class 112. Stuart Mackay Collection.
6th May 1960
A Class 113 sits in Accrington steam maintenance shed on Friday 6th May 1960. The two steam loco's are on shed to work Blackburn to London football specials, for Blackburn Rovers v Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup final the following day. DH Dyson.
A Cravens Roll-Royce hydraulic unit passes Church Colliery Signal box in it's way to Manchester. DH Dyson.
27th May 1961
A Rolls-Royce hydraulic Cravens set is seen stabled in the sidings beside Preston station on May 27th, 1961. Michael Mensing.