Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30353
|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-63||Depot code change||16C (Derby Etches Park)|
|4w/e 31/05/69||Transferred to||10E (Accrington)|
|Oct-72||Transferred to||9D (Newton Heath)|
|May-73||Depot code change||NH (Newton Heath)|
|13/09/81||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)||- Continued in non-passenger use for a few months as a 'mobile billboard.'|
|50759||59314||50792||As delivered to 5B - November 1957|
circa early 1975 - AWS fitted
A 3-car Cravens set in Birmingham New Street with a Derby service in April 1958, M50792 closest. Michael Mensing.
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.
"Mobile Billboard" 50759/50792 at Llandudno Junction on the 26th April 1982. Stuart Parkinson.