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Vehicle 50361 / 53361

Class 105

BR Diagram 525

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: 30280
Diagram: 525


02/11/56 New to 53C (Hull Springhead)
30/11/58 Transferred to 53B (Hull Botanic Gardens) - (53C closed)
Jan-60Depot code change50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
4w/e 09/10/65 On loan to 31A (Cambridge)
w/e 16/10/65 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
3w/e 27/11/65 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
16/06/68 Transferred to 31A (Cambridge)
Nov-69 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
3w/e 31/10/70 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
Jan-72 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
Apr-73 Transferred to 30A (Stratford)
May-73Depot code changeSF (Stratford)
11/05/86 Transferred to NC (Norwich Crown Point)
28/09/86 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point)
19/10/86 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge)
circa Dec-88 Sector Change to RPXN
09/03/89 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge) RPXN

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50361 - original number
53361 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50361 56116 As delivered to 53C - 2nd November 1956
50361 56116 Transfer to 31A - 4w/e 09/10/65 - On loan from NER
50361 56116 Transfer to 50C - 3w/e 27/11/65
50361 56116 Transfer to 34G - Nov-69
50361 56114 Transfer to 34G - 3w/e 31/10/70
50361 56114 Transfer to 32A - Jan-72
50361 56122 Transfer to 30A - Apr-73
53361 54416 Noted 05/03/85
31 53361 54468 Listed at Norwich - Summer 1986
31 53361 54468 Noted 02/08/86
53361 53369 93455 Noted 20th March 1988 - E93455 is a GUV



Date: 5th March 1985

A Camden Road to North Woolwich service formed of Cravens unit E53361-E54416 emerges from Connaught Tunnel and approaches Silvertown station on 5 March 1985. The derelict St.Marks church is on the left. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 16th July 1985

A Class 105 set formed of 53361 and 54122 waits with the 11:53 Romford - Upminster while 315 847 tails 315 8XX on a Gidea Park - Livepool St service at Romford on Tuesday 16th July 1985. Colin Brooks.


Date: April 1987

53361 at Cambridge in April 1987. It carries Express Parcels branding, its partner does not. Mike Cooper.


Date: 14th March 1988

A Class 105 and 101 parcels train at Leeds on 14/3/1988, formed of 53361, 53369, 53230 and 53218. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 14th March 1988

The Red Star marking on 53361. Note also the white (grey?) cantrail stripe. At Leeds on 14/3/88. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 28th June 1988

E53361 + E53368 heading to Cambridge near Ely Dock Junction, 28.06.88. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 5th March 1985

During the final weeks of services in the hands of veteran Cravens-built diesel multiple units, unit E53361-E54416 pauses at Silvertown station forming a service from Camden Road to North Woolwich on 5 March 1985. The third rail is already in place and would be energised in a few weeks ready for the ex-SR class 2-EPB EMUs to commence services from May. The original Silvertown station was opened in 1863 as part of the Eastern Counties & Thames Junction Railway. The Tate & Lyle sugar factory is on the right and the line known locally as the 'Silvertown Tramway' is still in place, providing access to the T.W.Ward scrapyard alongside the Thames Barrier. Electrification of this section was to remain for just two decades, the line being closed in December 2006. This scene has now been transformed, the remaining station and buildings being demolished in 2012 to make way for the 'Crossrail' route. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 2nd August 1986

Set number: 31

E54468 + E53361 with the 15.10 Peterborough to Cambridge at Ely on August 2nd, 1986. Surface Stock.


Date: 19th July 1988

Set number: 103

Class 101 set 103 (53321 + 59536 + 53305) has a Cravens parcel set on the rear which includes 53361 when seen seen at Queen Adelaide on the 09:36 Ely to Norwich, July 19, 1988. Surface Stock.


Date: 10th August 1988

Class 105 53368 is seen at Leeds on 10.08.1988 working for the Parcels sector. The simple addition if a red and yellow stripe improved the all over blur greatly. It is presumably paired up with 53361, and behind is parcels Class 114 55931. Andy Cole.


Date: 25th August 1988

Class 105 vehicles 53368 and 53361 are seen at Peterborough on 25.08.1988 after being taken over by the Parcels sector. Note one vehicle has a white cantrail stripe, the other doesn't. Andy Cole.


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