A Class 105/107 hybrid set seen on the Kilmacolm branch shortly before closure. Stuart Rankin.
105 372 in Edinburgh Waverley on the 12th February 1983. It has an Ayr depot sticker on the cab front, and what seems to be a white 'experiment' plate on the lower bodyside to the right of the cab door. Stuart Mackay.
107 428 and 105 373 (50384) side by side in Glasgow Central station. Date unknown. Phil Deane Collection.
Single DMBS 50384 is attached to 51301 and 56464 at Kilmacolm on January 8th, 1983. This was the last day of services on the line, and they are waiting to depart with the 12:01 to Glasgow Central. Hamish Stevenson.
105 373 comprising 3 driving vehicles (50384 + 51301 + 56464) reverses at Kilmacolm on the last day of passenger services on the branch, Saturday 08/01/1983. The line between Elderslie and Kilmacolm officially closed completely and between Elderslie and Shields Junction to scheduled passenger services on 10 January 1983. Andrew McConnell.
105373, made up of 3 driving vehicles (50384 + 51301 + 56464), pauses at Paisley Canal Station on the last day of operations of the branch, 8 January 1983. The line between Kilmacolm, Elderslie and Shields Junction closed completely to scheduled passenger services on 10 January 1983, although the section to Paisley Canal subsequently reopened and is now electrified. A temporary footbridge replaces the former wooden booking office, which was situated on the road bridge with staircases to each platform. The main station building was converted to a pub. The new station is a single terminus platform on the other side of the bridge. Andrew McConnell.
Single DMBS 50384 is attached to 51301 and 56464 at Kilmacolm on January 8th, 1983. The headboard requires a little bit of explanation - the last two surviving Class 126 sets had somehow managed to escape withdrawal at the time of the line's closure and one of the Swindon Diesel Preservation Society members had contacted BR to enquire if the sets could be rostered for service on the last day. A headboard was knocked up in the hope that something could be arranged. In the event, the Swindons were not rostered and the board seemed somewhat inappropriate, but was mounted for a short time at Kilmacolm for photographs. Andrew McConnell.
On July 9th 1981, the 10.58 Dunblane - Edinburgh dmu arrives at Falkirk Grahamston. This is my only picture of a Cravens car in blue/grey livery. 51479 is marshalled in a 3 car set with two Metro-Cammell vehicles, the rear one is SC50748 but I have no record of the centre car. The Cravens car was withdrawn in November 1981 and has already lost its destination blind. It is showing set number 375 which has later been prefixed with 105. It spent all its 22 years in service in Scotland. Gerard Fletcher.
2L32 09.25 Edinburgh to Dundee formed of a hybrid 3 car unit led by class 105 DMBS Sc51481 approaches Burntisland on 4th April 1981. Bruce Galloway.
Class 105 DMBS 51493 (labeled 105 376) is working with a Class 107 TS and DMBS at Kilmacolm. Date unknown, but taken shortly before the line closed on the 10th January 1983. Stuart Rankin.
Set 105 376 (a 105/107/107 hybrid) in Kilmacolm station forming the 11:01 to Glasgow Central on the 4th January 1983. The branch would be closed just days later. Note the patch on the roof above the van where the exhaust pipes formerly were, they are now at the rear of the vehicle. Hamish Stevenson.
A busy scene at Jesmond with a 3-car Class 101 and a 2-car Class 105. The Cravens set number appears to read 168, and that, along with the lack of destination blind suggests it's a recent transfer from Hamilton. Note also the two shades of yellow suggesting it has perhaps had repairs done. Undated, but mid-1970s. Ian Francis.
Two Cravens sets depart from Edinburgh Waverley for Glasgow Central via the Shotts line, June 1973. Alan Rintoul.
Blue / grey Cravens DMBS SC51474 as part of hybrid set 202 in Edinburgh Waverley circa 1980. John Law.
51474 + 59047 + 51480 at Grangemouth No.3 on the 12th July 1980 with the "Forth Valley Wanderer" railtour. Hamish Stevenson.
51474 + 59047 + 51480 in North Berwick station on the 12th July 1980 with the "Forth Valley Wanderer" railtour. Hamish Stevenson.
The ScR was unique in painting some cars in blue and grey. Hybrid set 204 features a Class 105 DMBS in Blue and Grey, Class 101 centre car in refurbished livery and a 101 DMS in blue and grey. Seen at Cadder on the 5th April 1980. Hamish Stevenson.
A Cravens DMBS is at the front of this hybrid set (numbered 21) containing three brake vans entering Dunfermline Lower station in 1976. The second vehicle is a Met-Camm TBS, and at the rear is a Met-Camm DMBS. John Law.
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.