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Vehicle 51289

Class 105

BR Diagram 532

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30469
Diagram: 532


23/11/58 New to 40A (Lincoln)
w/e 31/01/59 Transferred to 34B (Hornsey)
Apr-60 Transferred to 34G (Finsbury Park)
May-73Depot code changeFP (Finsbury Park)
w/e 12/02/78 Transferred to NR (Norwich)
Dec-83Depot changeNC (Norwich Crown Point)
15/09/85 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51289 56447 As delivered to 40A - 23rd November 1958
44 51289 56468 Noted 19/05/79
51289 56123 Noted 8th May 1982
44 51289 54136 Noted 28/07/83



Date: 28th July 1983

Set number: 44

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.


Date: 26th February 1989

E51289 at Snailwell on the 26th February 1989. Surface Stock.


Date: March 1989

E51289 in Snailwell, March 1989. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 19th May 1979

Set number: 33

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.


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