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Vehicle 56146

Class 105

BR Diagram 526

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30285
Diagram: 526


LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50391 during this period are:

Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Oct-57 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
Apr-58 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
Apr-58 On loan to 8E (Brunswick)
4w/e 29/11/58 Transferred to 3E (Monument Lane)
4w/e 27/12/58 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
4w/e 29/12/62 Transferred to 15C (Leicester Midland)
2w/e 09/04/66 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
2w/e 10/09/66 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
2w/e 12/08/67 Transferred to 1E (Bletchley)

Allocations for 56146:

Jan-71 Listed at 1E (Bletchley)
circa Feb-82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Aug-82 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50391 56146 As delivered to 9A - July 1957
50394 56146 Noted 07/02/71


circa early 1975 - AWS fitted



Date: 21st September 1961

M56146 leads a two-car Cravens set, which has just passed another of the same type, with a Leicester service at Croft on September 21st, 1961. Michael Mensing.


Date: 7th February 1971

The Abbey Line (or St Albans Abbey Branch Line) runs from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey railway station and the 6.5-mile route passes through both town and countryside. The 25kv electrified service is currently operated by London Midland class 321 units but on 7th February 1971, long before electrification, Bletchley-allocated Cravens unit No.50394 - 56146 forming a Watford to St Albans service drops a single passenger at Park Street and Frogmore station. Gordon Edgar.


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