Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30469
|23/11/58||New to||40A (Lincoln)|
|w/e 31/01/59||Transferred to||34B (Hornsey)|
|Apr-60||Transferred to||34G (Finsbury Park)|
|May-73||Depot code change||FP (Finsbury Park)|
|w/e 12/02/78||Transferred to||NR (Norwich)|
|Dec-83||Depot change||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|15/09/85||Withdrawn from||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|51289||56447||As delivered to 40A - 23rd November 1958|
|51289||56123||Noted 8th May 1982|
On a swelteringly hot July 28th 1983, Norwich Cravens twin set no. 44 : E51289 +E54136 approaches Manea working the 14.52 Cambridge - Peterborough service. These units gave sterling service in East Anglia, though many had followed the example of E51289 by initially working off Lincoln depot for a few weeks when new in 1958, then going south to become part of the Hornsey /Finsbury Park allocation. E51289 arrived at Norwich in February 1978 and finished its career there in September 1985. Like most of its type, it met its end at the Snailwell yard of Mayer Newman. Gerard Fletcher.
E51289 at Snailwell on the 26th February 1989. Surface Stock.
E51289 in Snailwell, March 1989. Surface Stock.
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.