Sc50342 (on loan from the ScR) is at the front of a two-car GRC&W / two-car Cravens / possibly a BG formation in Birmingham New Street. They are working the 1.05pm service to Wolverhampton on September 30, 1957 Michael Mensing.
Sc50342 stabled in Haymarket depot. It's DTC is in blue livery. Undated. Tony Wilkins.
Sc50342 at Montrose, probably on a Dundee service. Undated. The red colour of the seat covering can be clearly seen. Tony Wilkins.
SC50342 in-between two Cravens vehicles at Falkirk Grahamston. Date unknown. Hamish Stevenson.
M50342 at Newton Heath depot in 1977, attached to a Class 104 vehicle. Ian Francis.
The 12:10 to Birmingham Moor Street is seen departing from Leamington Spa on 28/04/1978. It is formed of Class 100 M50342, Class 108 M56267 and Class 105 M50812. Visible behind is Class 122 55006. Graeme Phillips Collection.
M50342 and a Class 105 DTC leave Stalybridge on the 3rd September 1981. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 100/105 hybrid, the DMBS believed to be M50342. Taken at Stalybridge on the 3rd September 1981. Malcolm Clements.
Still carrying green livery - SC50343 is seen in Edinburgh Waverley station in September 1973. 54A South Dock.
With "Handbrake Off" painted on the side, there seems little intention of using 50343 again when seen at Tyseley on 8/11/81. It had in fact been withdrawn in September that year. Chris Lings.
50346 at Cromer Beach on the 7th June 1975. It had recently been re-instated, having been withdrawn in October 1972. David Faircloth.
E50346 at March on a very damp August 17th 1979 in ex works condition with domino style headcode display. After this hasty (and somewhat blurred) photo had been taken, I went down to the platform where further scrutiny revealed a paint date of 29/7/79. It was paired here with a rather less sparkling Cravens trailer, E56114, they were working the 17.10 Cambridge to Peterborough service. Gerard Fletcher.
Class 100 set M50348 + M56103 arrives into Manchester Piccadilly on May 14, 1977. Rex Holt.
M50348 at Strines on 11th November 1978 with a New Mills Central - Manchester Piccadilly service. The second window on the side appears to be missing and boarded over. Robert Chilton.
M50349 heads a train at Nuneaton (TV - Abley St. spur) in 1965. Michael Mensing.
A Gloucester twin is seen at Manchester Piccadilly, with 50352 closest. Date unknown. Ian Francis.
The Gloucester/Cravens twin on Chester MPD, 53355 + 53812. Date unknown. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.
53355 at Cheetam Hill with 53812, 24/8/84. Jerry Glover.
On September 23rd 1984 the Newton Heath based Gloucester/Cravens twin set, 53355/53812 was being used on a shuttle service from the Steamport Museum to Southport Station as part of a joint open day. In this view the set has just left Steamport and is heading towards St Lukes before reversing back towards Southport Station. Note that the disused island platform at St Lukes was still in existance, despite the station closing in 1968. This section of line also carried the electrics to Meols Cop, Hesketh Park, Churchtown and Crossens, sadly lost in an act of wanton vandalism and stupidity when the line from Preston to Southport was closed in September 1964. Had the electric service survived it would now be well patronised and could have formed the basis of a park and ride from the A565 near Banks that would have relieved Southport of much traffic. Martyn Hilbert.
Standing in Manchester Victoria on 17th December 1985 with a service for Blackburn is a hybrid unit that had a bit of a following around the Manchester area. It comprised of a 1957 Gloucester built class 100 DMBS (M53355) and 1958 built Cravens class 105 DMCL (M53812), both cars were asbestos free which was the reason they were to be the last of their class in service. They were withdrawn towards the end of 1988. Andrew J Crowther.