The driver/guard is moving the red lamp to the rear of the Cravens set at Matlock for the return journey on 14th March 1979. The Midland Railway's main line through Monsal Dale to Manchester & Buxton closed beyond Matlock in 1967 leaving a shuttle service between Derby & Matlock. This continues today but in 1979 the station looked smarter and the dmu older than today. Pete LG99.
In the Lea Valley platforms at Stratford is a Cravens unit in June 1979. Ian Buck.
A Cravens/Met-Camm hybrid and a four-car Class 104 to the north of Newcastle station in June 1979. The platform ends of Manors station are just in view around the curve. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Calling at Custom House a Cravens set on its way to North Woolwich in August 1979. Ian Buck.
Leaving Custom House in August 1979 is a Cravens set heading for North Woolwich. Ian Buck.
Cravens unit at Lowestoft in August 1979. Ian Buck.
A Cravens unit at North Woolwich in August 1979. Ian Buck.
In August 1979 a Cravens unit arrives at North Woolwich. Ian Buck.
A set formed of a Class 105 power car in plain blue, a Met-Camm TS in refurbished livery, and a Class 101 DMBS in blue / grey livery, waits to leave North Berwick for Edinburgh Waverley on 10/9/1979. At this time, the service was sparse but since electrification it has a frequent interval flow. Stephen Burdett.
E51271 leaves a trail of smoke behind it as it leads it's trailer out of Sudbury on the 15th December 1979. David Underwood.
A Cravens and 114 are seen at New Holland Pier in 1980. Ian Francis.
A two car Cravens DMU arrives at Ipswich in 1980. John Law.
A condemned Cravens vehicle in Millerhill Yard circa 1980. S Saunders.
A two-car Cravens and three-car BRC&W formation departs from Ely in 1980. John Law.
A Class 105 DMU at Hartlepool on 26/01/1980. Hartlepool can just be read on the destination blind, so this is probably a terminating arrival from Darlington. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A hybrid class 105 /101 (plain blue 105 DMBS / blue grey 101 centre car / blue grey 105 DMBS) 3 car unit forming 2G61 13.22 Dundee to Edinburgh approaches Markinch. March 1980. Bruce Galloway.
A Cravens DMU at Stowmarket - 16th April, 1980. Arnie Furniss.
A scene which sums up the downfall of a one-time main line route, On Midsummers Day, June 21st 1980 a Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin (the Motor Brake Second noted as M50768), arrives at Croston with the 13.37 Ormskirk to Preston service. The station was still equipped with vintage LMS concrete lamps on the one remaining operational platform. The former main line was singled in the early 1970s, and the one-time Goods Yard became a Timber Yard. Martyn Hilbert.
Working from Watford Junction a Cravens unit is seen at St Albans Abbey in July 1980. Ian Buck.
A Cravens class 105 2-car DMU with DMBS nearest the camera is seen at Appley Bridge on a Southport bound service, 23 August 1980. S Gaskell.