Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30504
|21/02/59||New to||61A (Kittybrewster)|
|3w/e 30/04/66||Transferred to||66C (Hamilton)|
|May-73||Depot code change||HN (Hamilton)|
|4w/e 29/06/74||Stored S.|
|w/e 13/07/74||Reinstated||HN (Hamilton)|
|17/05/75||Transferred to||LN (Lincoln)|
|w/e 18/10/75||Transferred to||NR (Norwich)|
|Dec-83||Depot change||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|01/06/86||Transferred to||LN (Lincoln)|
|22/06/86||Reinstated||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|06/07/86||Withdrawn from||NC (Norwich Crown Point)||- Vehicle noted in traffic till the end of the month.|
56463 - original number
54463 - from 1985 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|51474||56463||As delivered to 61A - 21st February 1959|
|51474||56463||Transfer to 66C - 3w/e 30/04/66|
|35||51474||56463||Listed at 66C - 1972|
|49||51269||54463||Listed at Norwich - December 1985|
|46||53369||54463||Transfer to NC - 22/06/86 - from LN Ss|
Even in 1986 some of the cross country services from Cambridge to Birmingham were still formed of classic dmus. On March 15 1M66, the 08.52 ex Cambridge, is seen here arriving at Whittlesea with a four car formation of Cravens set 49 (E54463 + E51271) leading a 2 car Metro-Cammell Class 101. Naturally we chose to sit in the leading set for maximum good vibrations! Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.
At Peterborough set 49 makes a healthy exhaust as it departs for Birmingham - you can almost hear that great Cravens cacophany. Taken on March 15th, 1986, by the end of July 1986, the number of Cravens sets in service at Norwich had reduced to just seven, the set seen here E51271 + E54463 along with six other sets went to Lincoln for a brief reprieve. Photo by Philip Mott. Gerard Fletcher.
Cravens set 59 seen at Kings Lynn on the 12th July 1986. Chris Lings.
Set 46 E54463 + E53369 passing Kiln Lane near Ely on a Peterborough to Cambridge working. Seen at 12.35pm I only noticed this pair 3 times in late July early August as 54463 was shortly withdrawn. Surface Stock.
The 12.38 Doncaster - Cambridge via the GN/GE joint line leaves March on 15th May 1982 formed of Cravens Class 105 set no. 53 E51277 + E56463. In the rear is Lincoln based Class 114 unit E50016 + E56018 which was in a hybrid livery of old and new refurbished paint schemes. E51277 was to last another three years being withdrawn in May 1985. Gerard Fletcher.