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Vehicle 56416 / 54416

Class 105

BR Diagram 533

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30470
Diagram: 533


12/06/58 New to 40A (Lincoln)
w/e 31/01/59 Transferred to 34B (Hornsey)
Apr-60 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
May-73Depot code changeFP (Finsbury Park)
w/e 15/01/78 Transferred to BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
w/e 05/02/78 Transferred to SF (Stratford)
12/05/85 Transferred to NC (Norwich Crown Point)
28/09/86 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point)


27th December 1987 - Seen in Tinsley Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56416 - original number
54416 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51258 56416 As delivered to 40A - 12th June 1958
51258 56416 Noted 18th June 1958 - on exhibition at Blast Lane, Sheffield
53369 54416 Noted 06/07/83
53361 54416 Noted 05/03/85
59 53368 54416 Listed at Norwich - December 1985
59 53368 54416 Listed at Norwich - Summer 1986



Date: 6th July 1983

54416 with 53369 on the rear waits at North Woolwich on 6/7/83 with a service to Stratford. Shayne Lewis.


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: 21st August 1985

My dad and my uncle Norman pose for the camera as they are about to board this Norwich allocated Cravens class 105 dmu E54416 with a Lowestoft - Norwich service. 21st August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


Date: 13th July 1988

Class 105 E54416 at Snailwell on the 13th July 1988. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


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.


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