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Set 30


These formations have been noted:


51234 56392 Listed at 66C - 1972
50373 56137 Noted 23/03/83
53373 54125 Listed at Norwich - December 1985
53359 54122 Formed at NC circa Jun-86
53359 54122 Listed at NC - Apr-87
DMU

Date: 23rd March 1983

Set 30 is seen at Harwich on 23/3/83, formed of Cravens vehicles 56137 and 50373. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 15th March 1986

Our train to Sheringham simmering at Norwich on March 15th 1986 with Cravens set E54125 + E53373 numbered set 30. Weeks later it was transferred to Cambridge for DPU use. By November a new (and final) set 30 had been formed, the famous Stratford painted 'Green Cravens'. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.

DMU

Date: 15th March 1986

A nostalgic view of North Walsham with the tanks for Parkeston in the sidings. Taken from our Cravens dmu on 15/3/86. Photo by Phil Mott. Gerard Fletcher.

DMU

Date: 15th March 1986

A lovely afternoon at Cromer with Cravens set 30, E53373 + E54125 loading up for Sheringham. Note the driver walking to the other end of the train and the young guard watching out for the lady with her pram. 15/3/86. Photo by Phil Mott. Gerard Fletcher.

DMU

Date: 18th July 1986

Retro-green 54122 / 53359 at Norwich on 18/7/86. It is attached to the Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637. Adrian Vaughan.

DMU

Date: unknown

The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich, this vehicle appears to be 54122. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Retro-green Cravens set 54122 + 53359 at Norwich working with a Met-Camm set. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 11th October 1986

Retro-green Cravens vehicles 53359 + 54122 inside Stratford depot on the 11th October 1986. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: unknown

Retro-green Class 105 set 53359 and 54122 at Norwich. Undated. David Faircloth.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1987

E53359 + E54122 at Kiln Lane Crossing at Ely with the 10.18 Ely to Norwich, January 9, 1987. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 22nd February 1987

53359 is at the head of the 11:54 Leicester - Peterborough at Leicester on the 22nd February 1987. Dennis Taylor.

DMU

Date: October 1987

One of the last 'Cravens' DMU's (54122 + 53359)was repainted into BR Green for its final months in service, and it is seen here at Sudbury on October 1987. I should say that this was taken with the knowledge and permission of the railway staff present. Stuart Pearce.

DMU

Date: 31st December 1987

Working the 07.10 Doncaster to Cambridge is the green Cravens set E53359 + E54122 and class 101 51501 + 51175 near Kiln Lane Ely, 31.12.87. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 1988

53359 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 54122. Robert Chilton Collection.

DMU

Date: 1988

54122 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 53359. Robert Chilton Collection.

DMU

Date: 1988

Retro-green 54122 + 53359 in Cambridge station in 1988 with a Yarmouth service. John Law.

DMU

Date: 17th August 1988

Norwich based class 105 'Cravens' DMU set no.30 (53359+54122), by this time one of the very few left in passenger service on the network, calls at West Runton whist working a Sheringham-Norwich service on 17th August 1988. This DMU was restored to a retro BR livery with cats whiskers in April 1986 to mark the end of DMU operations on the Anglia Region in the London Area. It was withdrawn on the 03/11/88 and with the unit being considered to have asbestos contamination it went to Mayer-Newman's scrapyard at Snailwell, where it was incinerated in the fire tunnel and reduced to scrap on 23/02/89. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 1st October 1988

Retro-green 53359 and 54122 at Wolverton Works, 1/10/88. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: unknown

The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 80s. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: unknown

The drivers desk in 54122. Taken at the Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 1980s. Graham Baker.

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