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Vehicle 50362 / 53362 / 55945

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


19/11/56 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)
Nov-69 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
4w/e 30/05/70 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
2w/e 10/10/70 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
May-71 Transferred to 32A (Norwich)
May-73Depot code changeNO (Norwich)
Sep-73Depot code changeNR (Norwich)
w/e 19/02/78 Transferred to SF (Stratford)
11/05/86 Transferred to NC (Norwich Crown Point)
01/06/86 Transferred to CA (Cambridge)
27/07/86 To Parcels Sector at CA (Cambridge)
13/09/87 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge)


9/2/84 - An unpublished 'last train' ran over the Poplar Docks line in East London. E53362/54420 spent five hours on the branch doing noise and vibration tests in connection with the projected Docklands Light Railway.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50362 - original number
53362 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
55945 - from 09/08/87 (parcels conversion)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50362 56117 As delivered to 53C - 19th November 1956
50362 56117 Transfer to 31A - 4w/e 09/10/65 - On loan from NER
50362 56117 Transfer to 34G - Nov-69
50362 56117 Transfer to 34G - 2w/e 10/10/70
50362 56117 Transfer to 32A - May-71
47 50362 Listed at NR - 19/07/75 - plus unknown trailer
53362 54420 Noted 12/03/84
51293 53362 Listed at Cambridge - Summer 1986 - Parcels



Date: 25th October 1985

The final months for the Cravens Class 105 DMUs in London with 53362-54126 on depot at Stratford TMD on 25th October 1985, standing between part of the former steam motive power depot and the diesel depot replacement, with a class 37 just visible inside. Gordon Edgar.


Date: 22nd September 1986

E53362 and E51439 in "Express Parcels" use Leeds on 22/9/86. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 22nd September 1986

E53362 on "Express Parcels" use, seen at Leeds on 22/9/86. On the lower cab front is the text "Max Tail 40T" and the cab shows signs that's it once had additional fittings now removed. Malcolm Clements.


Date: February 1988

Cravens class 105 E53362 seen in Ely Yard, the class 101 behind is 51199. February 1988. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 22nd September 1986

In "Express Parcels" use, E51439 is seen at Leeds on 22/9/86 working with E53362. Malcolm Clements.


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