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Vehicle 50792

Class 105

BR Diagram 529

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: 30353
Diagram: 529


Nov-57 New to 5B (Crewe South)
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)
13/09/81 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath) - Continued in non-passenger use for a few months as a 'mobile billboard.'

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50759 59314 50792 As delivered to 5B - November 1957
50759 50792 Noted 27/10/80
50759 50792 Noted 23/11/81
50759 50792 Noted 26/04/82


circa early 1975 - AWS fitted



Date: April 1958

A 3-car Cravens set in Birmingham New Street with a Derby service in April 1958, M50792 closest. Michael Mensing.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 9th April 1977

Liverpool Exchange on April 9th 1977; this was almost the end for the once great terminus with total closure only three weeks away. From a reduced number of operational platforms, the station was only handling the electric services to Ormskirk & Southport along with the DMU workings to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Kirkby. My notes recorded on that day have survived, and left to right we have a 3-Car Class 502 set formed of cars M29892M, M29580M & M28353M, awaiting departure to Ormskirk, alongside is Cravens Class 105, M50759 & M50792, polluting the atmosphere with its engines idling on a service to Manchester Victoria. On the adjacent platform is a newly-livered Class 502 consisting of cars M29895M, M29593M & M28366M ready to form a Southport working. On the centre road is a 6-car Class 502 set stabled for the Weekend under the shelter of the overall roof. Martyn Hilbert.


Date: 26th April 1982

"Mobile Billboard" 50759/50792 at Llandudno Junction on the 26th April 1982. Stuart Parkinson.


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