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Vehicle 56429 / 54429

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


08/08/58 New to 31A (Cambridge)
3w/e 04/07/59 Transferred to 34B (Hornsey)
Apr-60 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
May-73Depot code changeFP (Finsbury Park)
w/e 13/03/77 Transferred to GF (South Gosforth)
w/e 23/07/78 Transferred to HT (Heaton)
26/07/81 Transferred to NR (Norwich)
Dec-83Depot changeNC (Norwich Crown Point)
07/10/84 Transferred to LN (Lincoln)
07/07/85 Transferred to NC (Norwich Crown Point)
01/06/86 Transferred to LN (Lincoln)
08/06/86 Stored S. LN (Lincoln)
22/06/86 Reinstated LN (Lincoln)
12/10/86 Withdrawn from LN (Lincoln)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56429 - original number
54429 - from Jan-85 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51271 56429 As delivered to 31A - 8th August 1958
51282 56429 Noted 30/05/81
47 51295 56429 Noted 09/09/81
58 51255 56429 Noted 28/10/82
52 51265 54429 Listed at Norwich - December 1985



Date: 30th May 1981

Cars E56429 E51282 are seen at Gateshead East approaching Newcastle with a service from South Shields on 30/5/81, the last day of British Rail services on the South Tyneside branch prior to conversion to the Tyneside Metro system. Against the backdrop of Newcastle's skyline, a Class 47 can be seen approaching the station on the ECML. Graeme Phillips Collection.


Date: 30th May 1981

A Class 105 (E56429 E51282) arriving at South Shields from Newcastle, on 30/05/1981, the last day of BR services prior to conversion to Tyneside Metro system. Graeme Phillips Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 9th September 1981

Set number: 47

Many people disliked the Cravens Class 105s intensely because of their noisy ride. To me this just added to the 'experience'. To get a Cravens twin with the needle off the clock (over 70mph) was exhilarating to say the least and also quite commonplace. Here Norwich set no. 47 (E51295 + E56429) awaits its next duty on September 9th 1981. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 28th October 1982

Set number: 58

On a very bright Thursday October 28th 1982, the 11.47 Peterborough - Cambridge service pauses at Whittlesea with (left to right) Cravens Class 105 sets 58 (E51255/E56429) and 47 (E56135/E51295). Gerard Fletcher.


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