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Vehicle 56463 / 54463

Class 105

BR Diagram 549

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30504
Diagram: 549


21/02/59 New to 61A (Kittybrewster)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
May-73Depot code changeHN (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-83Depot changeNC (Norwich Crown Point)
01/06/86 Transferred to LN (Lincoln)
08/06/86 Stored S.
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06/07/86 Withdrawn from NC (Norwich Crown Point) - Vehicle noted in traffic till the end of the month.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56463 - original number
54463 - from 1985 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

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



Date: 8th February 1986

Set number: 49

Cravens Class 105 DMU set 49 (54463 + 51271) waits to depart Norwich for Great Yarmouth, possibly 8-2-86. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.


Date: 15th March 1986

Set number: 49

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.


Date: 15th March 1986

Set number: 49

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.


Date: 12th July 1986

Set number: 59

Cravens set 59 seen at Kings Lynn on the 12th July 1986. Chris Lings.


Date: 30th July 1986

Set number: 46

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 vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 15th May 1982

Set number: 53

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.


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