Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: AEC 150hp / Leyland 150hp
Lot Number: 30282
|26/02/57||New to||53C (Hull Springhead)|
|30/11/58||Transferred to||53B (Hull Botanic Gardens)||- (53C closed)|
|Jan-60||Depot code change||50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|May-73||Depot code change||BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|w/e 21/05/78||Transferred to||GF (South Gosforth)|
|w/e 23/07/78||Transferred to||HT (Heaton)|
|Oct-80||Transferred to||NR (Norwich)|
|Dec-83||Depot change||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|01/06/86||Transferred to||CA (Cambridge)|
|27/06/86||To Parcels Sector at||CA (Cambridge)|
|circa Dec-88||Sector Change to||RPXN|
|09/03/89||Withdrawn from||CA (Cambridge) RPXN|
50373 - original number
53373 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
55947 - from Mar-87 (parcels conversion) - number allocated but never carried
|50373||56128||As delivered to 53C - 26th February 1957|
|30||53373||54125||Listed at Norwich - December 1985|
|53364||53373||Noted 29th December 1986 - Parcels set|
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.
One of the Cravens units (E53373 + E53364) relegated to parcels duty waits at York on the 11th Oct 1986. 54A South Dock.
Cravens Express Parcels set 53373 + 53364 at Leeds on the 22nd March 1988. Dennis Taylor.
Parcels Class 105 E53373 + E53364 and Class 101 M54351 at Ely on July 11, 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 105 53373 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 26.12.1988. It had been taken over by the Parcels sector by this time. Andy Cole.
Set 30 is seen at Harwich on 23/3/83, formed of Cravens vehicles 56137 and 50373. Jerry Glover.
Cravens set 30 (presumably 53373 and 54125) with the 11:54 Harwich Town - Manningtree is seen beside 31 424 as it arrived at Harwich Parkeston Quay (at 12XX) on Monday 18th March 1985. Colin Brooks.
The site of the former Cromer Junction which gave access to Cromer High, the first station in the town which opened in 1877, Cromer High was closed to passengers in 1954 ant freight in 1960. Here we see a Norwich allocated Cravens class 105 dmu made up of cars E54125 + E53373, with a Sheringham-Norwich service, which calls at Cromer (Beach) and as the name implies is far more conveniently situated in the town. 22nd August 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
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.
Express Parcels Cravens set 53364 + 53373 seen in Leeds station on the 12th February 1987. Dennis Taylor.
Cravens Express Parcels vehicles E53364 and E53373 stabled at Cambridge. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.
Mat-Camm and Cravens DMU's E53201, E54062, E53373 and E53364 with the 09.36 Ely to Norwich seen north of Ely, 28.07.88. Surface Stock.
An Express Parcels 2-car DMU (Class 105 E53364 & E53373) runs through Stratford station from the direction of Thornton Fields and heading towards Temple Mills - 17/08/1988 (11:09). 53A Models of Hull Collection.