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Vehicle 51297

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


05/01/59 New to 40A (Lincoln)
3w/e 01/08/59 Transferred to 34B (Hornsey)
Apr-60 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
3w/e 02/07/60 Transferred to 40A (Lincoln)
4w/e 26/11/60 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)
07/10/84 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51297 56455 As delivered to 40A - 5th January 1959
51297 56455 Transfer to 34G - 4w/e 26/11/60
43 51297 56439 Noted 09/09/81



Date: 9th September 1981

Set number: 43

Norwich was always swarming with the busy little Cravens Class 105 dmus in the 70s & 80s. Resting between duties here is Set 43, E51297 + E56439. The old twin headcode box has been plated over which was unusual and note yet another Cravens reflected in the windows! The destination blind shows Ipswich, but strangely there was only a single dmu working along the main line through Diss at this time. This was the 17.15 Norwich - Ipswich all stations which was scheduled to run just behind a London service. 9/9/81. Gerard Fletcher.


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