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Vehicle 50812 / 53812


Class 105

BR Diagram 529

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: 30353
Diagram: 529

Allocations

3w/e 19/04/58 New to 26A (Newton Heath)
Sep-63Depot code change9D (Newton Heath)
May-73Depot code changeNH (Newton Heath)
w/e 20/07/74 Stored
6w/e 23/08/75 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
4w/e 06/09/75 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
3w/e 27/09/75 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
17/08/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
May-85 Stored S. NH (Newton Heath)
p/e 11/09/85 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
p/e 17/02/87 Stored S. NH (Newton Heath)
2w/e 14/04/87 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
31/03/89 Transferred to CP PSPX
17/05/89 Withdrawn from CP PXXZ

Notes

Dec-86 - 53355 + 53812 transfer to AY to become 105553 published but then cancelled.

Apr-87 - 53355 + 53812 transfer to CH and Leyland engines fitted published then cancelled.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50812 - original number
53812 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50779 50812 As delivered to 26A - April 1958
50311 59129 50812 Noted 04/01/78
50342 56267 50812 Noted 28/04/78
53355 53812 Noted 30/10/83
53355 53812 Noted 24/08/84
53355 53812 Listed at Newton Heath - Summer 1986
53355 53812 Noted 29th August 1987
53355 53812 Noted 10th October 1987
53355 53812 Noted 21st November 1987
53355 53812 Noted 12th December 1987
53355 53812 Noted 30th December 1987
N699 53355 53812 Listed at NH - March 1988
N699 53355 53812 Listed at NH - May 1988
N699 53355 53812 Listed at NH - May-88
N699 53355 53812 Noted circa May-88
N699 53355 53812 Noted circa Jul-88
53355 53812 Noted 25th October 1988

Modifications

Apr-87 - Leyland engines fitted - Published then cancelled

Images:

DMU

Date: 23rd September 1984

The last operational asbestos free Cravens Class 105 (M53812) and Gloucester Class 100 (M53355) operating from Newton Heath Depot, were paired together as a twin set for their last few months in traffic. The unit was employed on the Steamport shuttle from Southport Station to the museum at the former locomotive depot at Derby Road on September 23rd 1984 during a joint BR/Steamport open day. The DMU was to be saved as part of the national collection but was vandalised beyond repair at Crewe whilst in store. Behind the unit, construction of a new industrial estate is underway on what was the approach to the former West Lancashire Railway terminus building in Derby Road. Martyn Hilbert.

DMU

Date: 1986

The final 105/100 hybrid set 53812 / 53355 leaving Preston in 1986. Gary Miller.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1986

The 'business end' on this occasion of the class 105/100 Cravens/Gloucester hybrid DMU (M53812-M53355) at Manchester Victoria during the evening of 17 February 1986, with the driver having a 'power nap' before his departure for Blackburn. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 22nd March 1986

Class 105 53812 with Class 100 53355 in Manchester Victoria on 22/3/86. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 28th July 1986

A 4-car DMU formation in Preston on the 28th July 1986 with the Class 105/100 hybrid 53812 + 53355 nearest. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: 27th September 1986

Class 105 53812 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 27.09.1986 coupled with it's long time partner 53355. 53812 was the last Class 105 in service and 53355 was the last Class 100 in service. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1988

Something i have learnt today about these Cravens units is that they have the identical side profile, the same windows and doors to MK1 coaching stock! Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812) and a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1988

Set number: N699

N699 (53812 + 53355) at Stalybridge with a train for Stockport on the 18th June 1988. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: N699

Set N699, formed of Class 105 53812 and Class 100 53355 is seen at Blackburn. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1990

Set number: N699

53812 (N699) at Vic Berrys, Leicester, 24/10/90. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 11th November 1990

Set number: N699

M53812, M53500, M53518 and 33015 at Vic Berrys, Leicester 11-11-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 6th January 1991

M53812(bottom), E54391 (middle), E54679 (top) at Vic Berry's Leicester on 6-1-91. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 28th April 1978

The 12:10 to Birmingham Moor Street is seen departing from Leamington Spa on 28/04/1978. It is formed of Class 100 M50342, Class 108 M56267 and Class 105 M50812. Visible behind is Class 122 55006. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 24th August 1984

53355 at Cheetam Hill with 53812, 24/8/84. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 1984

On September 23rd 1984 the Newton Heath based Gloucester/Cravens twin set, 53355/53812 was being used on a shuttle service from the Steamport Museum to Southport Station as part of a joint open day. In this view the set has just left Steamport and is heading towards St Lukes before reversing back towards Southport Station. Note that the disused island platform at St Lukes was still in existance, despite the station closing in 1968. This section of line also carried the electrics to Meols Cop, Hesketh Park, Churchtown and Crossens, sadly lost in an act of wanton vandalism and stupidity when the line from Preston to Southport was closed in September 1964. Had the electric service survived it would now be well patronised and could have formed the basis of a park and ride from the A565 near Banks that would have relieved Southport of much traffic. Martyn Hilbert.

DMU

Date: 17th December 1985

Standing in Manchester Victoria on 17th December 1985 with a service for Blackburn is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area. It comprised of a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were to be the last of their class in service. They were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 1986

The final 100/105 hybrid set 53355 / 53812 leaving Preston in 1986. The top marker lamp appears to have a red bulb in it, and a Class 127 parcels set is on the right. Gery Miller.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1986

The last Class 100 in passenger service M53355, paired with the last class 105 Cravens unit in service, M53812 forming a Blackburnl service at Manchester Victoria on 17 February 1986. This Newton Heath-allocated unit at the time was I believe the last BR DMU to carry a traditional tail lamp, as seen in this view, in place of marker lights. They were at one time earmarked for preservation by the National Railway Museum, probably the reason why they remained in service for so long after the other class members had been withdrawn, but a change of policy at the museum saw them consigned for scrap. They did have a brief spell of fame, achieving celebrity status due to their survival long after other class 100 and 105 units. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 22nd March 1986

53355 and 53812 are seen in Manchester Victoria on the 22nd March 1986. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 27th September 1986

53355 Class 100 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 27th September 1986. This was the last Class 100 left in service, and it is coupled to it's long time partner 53812 which was the last Class 105 in service. Both were sadly scrapped. Note the Manchester based Class 504 to the left, visiting the wheel lathe. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 11th October 1986

53355 Class 100 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 11/10/86. It is coupled to Class 104 centre car 59153 and Class 105 DMS 53812. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1988

Entrusted to working the days Stockport-Stalybridge shuttle services, standing in Stockport's platform 3a is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area, it comprised of a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988, its nice to see that the destination blind is set correctly, a month later this blind had disappeared. 9th January 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 20th February 1988

Standing in Manchester Piccadilly's platform 3 on the 20th February 1988 is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area. It comprised of 1957 Gloucester built Class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens Class 105 DMCL (M53812). Both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were the last of their class in service, they were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 18th June 1988

Set number: N699

53355 and 53812 labelled N699, are seen at Stalybridge on the 11:xx shuttle to Stockport, 18th June 1988. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1990

Set number: N699

53355 seen at Vic Berrys yard at Leicester on 24/10/90 with 53812. Ian Francis.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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