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Class 105 DMU
Sc51485, E56121
Status: Operational
Livery: BR Green
DMBS Sc51485
Driving Motor Brake Second
Built: Cravens Ltd, Sheffield
Lot No 30503/1959
Traction Type: Diesel-Mechanical
Transmission: 2x Wilson 4-Speed
Epicyclic Gearbox
Power Unit: 2x BUT AEC
Power Output: 2x 150 HP
Max Speed: 70 MPH
Train Brakes: Vacuum Only
Train Heating: 2x Smiths Heater
Weight: 30½ Tons
Length: 57' 6"
Height: 12' 7"
Width: 9' 3"
DTCL E56121
Driving Trailer Composite with Lavatory
Built: 1957 BRCW Lot 30281
Train Heating: 2x Smiths Heater
Weight: 30½ Tons
Length: 57' 6"
Height: 12' 7"
Width: 9' 3"
The Cravens Class 105 DMU was a long-term restoration project over 20+ years. The set was split at Bury with the trailer car going to Buckley Wells Carriage and Wagon Works (South End of the site) for extensive bodywork repairs while the power car remained at Castlecroft where initial electrical and mechanical work was undertaken.

Late 2017 saw the 'Cravens' completed, a labour of love. The set was relaunched to traffic at the DMU Gala Weekend, 4th and 5th of November.

The set was completely stripped inside and is certainly something of sight to behold now it is complete. The cherry to top off 2017 came in the form of winning the Heritage Railway Association 2017 Modern Traction award, a tremendous recognition of the team's have achievement. Well done!

See the Bury Unit Team facebook page for much more on the Class 105 story plus the team who look after the ELR DMU fleet.

Bury Unit Team Facebook

ELR Events

There are a wide range of events at the East Lancashire Railway ranging from Family and Education, Re-enactments, Sci-Fi, Transport and Collector's Fairs.

Selected events are shown below. See the ELR Website for the full event schedule.

Event Date(s)
Legends of Steam Event Friday 15th, Saturday 16th
and Sunday 17th March
Western Region Weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th
and Monday 6th May
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 27th, Friday 28th
and Saturday 29th June
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 11th, Saturday 12th
and Sunday 13th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

All events subject to availability
While every effort will be made to ensure events take place as advertised, rostered locos or units are available and running to the advertised timetable, the ELR reserves the right to cancel or terminate without prior notice.

ELR Website
Check out the ELR Website for the full event schedule.