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Vehicle 50768

Class 105

BR Diagram 528

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30352
Diagram: 528


Feb-58 New to 9A (Longsight)
Apr-58 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
4w/e 29/12/62 Transferred to 17A (Derby Etches Park)
Sep-63Depot code change16C (Derby Etches Park)
4w/e 31/05/69 Transferred to 10E (Accrington)
Oct-72 Transferred to 9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
Apr-82 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50768 59323 50801 As delivered to 9A - February 1958
50768 59323 50801 Noted May 1958


circa early 1975 - AWS fitted



Date: 2nd August 1979

50768 has Barrow on its blind, Lancaster Castle, 2/8/79. It had just worked in on the late afternoon from Windemere. Note the handrail in the inside of the cab door, used for climbing up from track level. Robert Frise.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: June 1966

In late June 1966 a three-car Cravens set arrives into Shustoke station. The DMBS leading is either M50760 or M50768. Michael Mensing.


Date: 21st June 1980

A scene which sums up the downfall of a one-time main line route, On Midsummers Day, June 21st 1980 a Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin (the Motor Brake Second noted as M50768), arrives at Croston with the 13.37 Ormskirk to Preston service. The station was still equipped with vintage LMS concrete lamps on the one remaining operational platform. The former main line was singled in the early 1970s, and the one-time Goods Yard became a Timber Yard. Martyn Hilbert.


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