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Vehicle 56145 / 977052

Class 105

BR Diagram 526

Builder: Cravens
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30285
Diagram: 526


LMR didn't publish trailer car details until late in 1968. Although not 100% reliable, if it is assumed that the trailers remained with the same power cars, the allocations for 50390 during this period are:

Jul-57 New to 9A (Longsight)
Oct-57 Transferred to 6G (Llandudno Junction)
Aug-58 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
4w/e 29/11/58 Transferred to 3E (Monument Lane)
4w/e 27/12/58 Transferred to 18A (Toton)
4w/e 29/12/62 Transferred to 15C (Leicester Midland)
2w/e 09/04/66 Transferred to 6A (Chester)
2w/e 10/09/66 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
2w/e 12/08/67 Transferred to 1E (Bletchley)

Allocations for 56145:

Jan-71 Listed at 1E (Bletchley)
13/09/81 Withdrawn from BY (Bletchley)
Jan-82 To departmental stock
Jan-90 Withdrawn

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

56145 - original number
977052 - from Jan-82 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977052

Sandite From 1/82 to 1/90.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50390 56145 As delivered to 9A - July 1957
50390 56145 Noted 19th September 1957


circa Jul-72 - AWS fitted



Date: 11th February 1984

Class 105 977052 is seen stabled at Toton on 11.02.1984. It was converted from 56145 and was used as a sandite car. Andy Cole.


Date: 8th October 1988

Class 105 977052 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 08.10.1988. It was converted from 56145 and was used as a Sandite car. Andy Cole.


Date: 17th December 1988

977052 (ex-56145) seen at Bedford on the 17/12/88. Robert Frise.


Date: 2nd March 1991

977052 (M56145), 54491, 59656, 51674 Bletchley TMD 2-3-91. Kevin Dowd.


Date: 27th March 1991

977052 at Bletchley TMD on the 27th March 1991. S Gaskell.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 3rd January 1966

A Cravens set (from the M50390-94 / M56145-49 batch) at Morcott with a Stamford - Seaton service on 03/01/1966. Photo by P.H Wells. Nigel Walls Collection.


Date: 3rd July 1976

3rd July 1976 was clearly a warm summer's day judging by the attire of the ladies waiting on Lidlington station as Cravens class 105/2 DMU 50392-56145 runs in, forming a Bletchley-Bedford service. Photographer - Roy Burt. Gordon Edgar Collection.


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