Cravens Class 105 DMU set 31 (53375 + 54468) on the blocks at Norwich, possibly 8-2-86. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.
Class 105 Set 31 (presumably 54468 closest) with the 1747 Colchester - Sudbury and DAf trucks being loaded in the former Sudbury Dock bay at Colchester on Thursday 13th February 1986. Colin Brooks.
E54468 + E53361 with the 15.10 Peterborough to Cambridge at Ely on August 2nd, 1986. Surface Stock.
During the morning of 10th March 1979 a Cravens class 105 unit No.E56139-E50371 eases into March station forming a Peterborough to Cambridge service. How the railway has changed when you look at the platform; Nestle chocolate vending machines, a porter's trolley, even a porter coming out of his office, not to mention flares and long hair. I wonder if that DMU was a 'cop' for the young enthusiast? The favourite vantage point, the road overbridge for looking into Whitemoor Yard, can be seen between the station chimneys. There is also some spoil offloading activity from rail wagons going on adjacent to the GN&GE Joint line platform. Happy days! Gordon Edgar.
On May 19th 1979, WAMRAC (the Wisbech & March Railway Action Committee) organised a special train from the goods terminus at Wisbech and this is seen there on arrival back from Cambridge. E50377 is shown leading trailer E56434 formed as Set 33. The other unit at the rear was Set 44, E51289 + E56468. Gerard Fletcher.
Cravens set 33, with DMBS 53377 closest, in Cambridge station in April 1984. Michael Mensing.
Class 105 set 33 (54447 presumably closest) in Chappel & Wakes Colne station on August 10, 1985. David Christie.
54447 is part of Cravens set 33, seen in Doncaster station on the 27th August 1985. Chris Lings.
E54447 + E53377 at Peterborough on a very cold 15th March 1986, with the man on the left still dressed in his 70s gear and dear old set 33 about to set sail for Cambridge. In a matter of weeks it would be transferred away to Ayr. Gerard Fletcher.
Arriving at Leicester is a terminating service from Market Harborough on the 13th March 1986 with 53366 at the front. Dennis Taylor.
At Norwich on 15/3/86 is Sheringham bound Set 30 on the left (E54125 closest) alongside Set 34, a relatively recent arrival at Norwich depot, but destined to be one of the final seven sets based there. Formed of E54421 & E53366, the set number is shown in the old destination indicator on the trailer which is possibly unique. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.
Cravens unit E54421 and E53366 (Norwich set 34) on a Peterborough to Cambridge working passing Kiln Lane, Ely. 11.07.86. Surface Stock.
Norwich allocated Cravens class 105 dmu made up of cars E54421 + E53366 is seen running along the River Yare, nearing Hadisco with a Norwich-Lowestoft service, 13th August 1986. Andrew J Crowther.
Shortly to be transferred to Cambridge depot for DPU use was Cravens set 35, E54423 + E53364, seen here in the Norwich Jubilee sidings awaiting its next turn. 15/3/86. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.
Class 105 DTS E54423 at Snailwell on July 4th, 1988. Surface Stock.
A Cravens set passes a rake of Brighton Belle coaches at Mistley on its way to Harwich in the early 1970s. The DTC has what appears to be two rows of numbers behind the double arrow. Steve Davies Collection.
A track gang stand back at Haughley Junction to let Cravens set 36 past working wrong line on its way to Ipswich. It's working with a Class 105/101 hybrid, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
On 22nd May 1982, the 12.40 Doncaster - Cambridge dmu is formed of Cravens Class 105 set no. 37, E50370 + E56457 which had been transferred from Stratford to Norwich three months earlier. It didn't last much longer and was withdrawn in October 1983. There was always an air of desolation about the joint line platforms at weekends without the passage of freights in and out of Whitemoor. Gerard Fletcher.
The 12.40 Doncaster - Cambridge has Cravens set 37 trailer E56457 with a Stratford painted silver roof, while alongside just arriving is the 14.30 Cambridge - Lincoln Central with Derby heavyweight Class 114 E50013 + E56045. In March station on May 22nd 1982. Gerard Fletcher.
A Class 105/101 hybrid set on North Berwick - Edinburgh duties at Drem on June 9, 1981. The set is labeled 375 at this end, 375 at the other. Hamish Stevenson.