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Vehicle 51273

Class 105

BR Diagram 532

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: 30469
Diagram: 532


03/09/58 New to 31A (Cambridge)
3w/e 04/07/59 Transferred to 34B (Hornsey)
Apr-60 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
May-73Depot code changeFP (Finsbury Park)
w/e 12/02/78 Transferred to NR (Norwich)
Dec-83Depot changeNC (Norwich Crown Point)
18/11/84 Withdrawn from NR (Norwich)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51273 56431 As delivered to 31A - 3rd September 1958



Date: 21st October 1982

Set number: 46

In dismal weather the 10.57 Cambridge - Doncaster DMU does a little trade at Spalding on Thursday October 21st 1982. This was just over a month before the end of the joint line from March by which route it had travelled. Norwich Cravens twin unit set no. 46 has E51273 leading E56123. The power car had spent over 18 years on the GN Suburban services before being sent to Norwich in early 1978. It was withdrawn in November 1984 and met its end at Snailwell in 1986. The unit at the rear is the departmental 'Stourton Saloon' by this time numbered ADB975664 & ADB975637. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 7th April 1984

Set number: 46

Norwich Cravens set 46, with E51273 leading, approaches Cambridge on the Newmarket line with the 2.51pm Ipswich - Sleaford, 7/4/84. Michael Mensing.


Date: 16th October 1984

51273 is the DMBS in this Class 105 set seen passing Saltley in all over blue livery on it's way to Norwich, 16.10.1984. Andy Cole.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 18th August 1983

Set number: 42

Before the introduction of the RETB signalling on the East Suffolk line, a pair of Cravens Class 105 units leave a smokescreen over Lowestoft as they depart on the 12.55 to Ipswich on Thursday August 18th 1983. Set 42 has E51272 & E56443 leading with set 46 E56434 + E51273 trailing. Both units were reallocated to Norwich from Finsbury Park in February 1978. Gerard Fletcher.


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