Two sets stabled at Ipswich in 1973 - Cravens set 58 and GRC&W set 69. John Law.
51255 at Felixstowe, 21st August 1981. Chris Lings.
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.
Cravens set 59 on the bay platform at Manningtree. Date unknown. John Law.
Cravens set 59 at Stowmarket coming from the Norwich direction. Date unknown, but appears to be not long after an acccident involving a freight train. Steve Davies Collection.
Cravens set 59 arriving at Trimley station on the Felixstowe branch. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
It's funny how you can curse things, but then years later find that they add a strange charm to a photograph. I'm not sure which is the most rateable here, the Cravens or the classic pushchair? The occupant of the latter if favoured with longevity must be over 30 now ! This is Norwich set 59, E56114 + E51258 simmering at Ipswich before departure as the 10.48 to Lowestoft via the East Suffolk line. 9/9/81. Gerard Fletcher.
Cravens set 59 seen at Kings Lynn on the 12th July 1986. Chris Lings.
Cravens set 60 - E56443 and E51285 - at Harwich on 30 Jul 1973. David Mant.
Cravens set 60 at Colchester in August '76. David Underwood.
51259 sits at the buffers at Sheringham on 27-8-81. Chris Lings.
Cravens set number 63 sits in Lowestoft station in the early 1970s. John Law.
Wednesday would usually be my day off from work around the time this photograph was taken, so quite often I would buy an Anglia Day Ranger ticket and do a circular tour from March or King's Lynn. This was the case on 5/3/80 when this was the scene alongside Ipswich station at 11.25 that morning. Set 63 with Felixstowe on the blinds comprised E56432 with power car E51268 at the rear. The most interesting aspect of this shot though, are the two dmu cars in the background. Set 70 has obviously had some incident befall it, as Gloucester RCW Class 100 power car E51127 has been separated from its partner Cravens Class 105 trailer E56134. Some of the Gloucester RCW units had charmed lives and E51127 had already survived being withdrawn in 1972 and stored in 1974 on its native Scottish Region, before being sent down to Norwich in May 1975. It lasted here until October 1980 when it was dispatched to the LMR ending up at Tyseley and finally Newton Heath from where it was retired in Dec. 82. Gerard Fletcher.
51257 is part of set 64 at Spalding on 19/4/77. The Class 105 set is attached to a 3-car set of a different class, which is mostly off the platform. There is also a 3-car high density set in the sidings. Ian Francis.
On 15th April 1982 Norwich based Cravens twin set no. 64 led by E51257 with a trailer which I believe to be E56443 (in the foreground) is seen at Ely, more than likely en route from Peterborough to Cambridge. 31411 was on the Ipswich - Paisley speedlink. Copyright: Chris Burton. Gerard Fletcher.
A Class 105 passes Ardleigh, Essex, on 02/08/1980 with a local service bound for Colchester. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Spalding on 21 July 1981 - E51261 + E56139 have arrived on 17.35 ex-Peterborough and will now form the 18.07 back to Peterborough. Lewis Bevan.
Cravens set 66 (E51260 closest) at Brundall on 27/8/79. Steve Davies Collection.
A Cravens set at Sheringham in 1981. John Law.
Cravens Class 105 Set no. 66, E51260 leading E56413 departing Norwich on 9th September 1981 as the 12.05 to Sheringham. The diagrams for these units involved considerable distances and on this date set 66 worked the 11.04 Yarmouth - Norwich, 12.05 to Sheringham and back followed by the 16.45 Norwich - Peterborough and 19.15 Peterborough - Cambridge. Gerard Fletcher.