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Vehicle 51969 / 59834

Class 124

BR Diagram 579

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Trans Pennine
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: Albion 230hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30604
Diagram: 579


06/07/60 New to 55H (Neville Hill)
4w/e 25/03/67 Transferred to 50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)
May-73Depot code changeBG (Hull Botanic Gardens)
20/05/84 Withdrawn from BG (Hull Botanic Gardens)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51969 - original number
59834 - from 26/04/81 (MBS to TBS conversion)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51951 51968 59765 59774 51969 51952 As delivered to 55H - 6th July 1960

51969 was involved in the following incident(s):

5/9/77 - Farnley Junction, ER

Collision involving Class 124 / Class 47

Info from Bill Read

Class 124 in collision with 47 402, stationary at head of mail train. E51959-E59773-E51969-E51965. Both drivers killed. 9 passengers needed hospital treatment. E51959 suffered extensive damage and twisting of the underframe. The whole of the cab on 47 402 was destroyed. The accident was caused by a replacement relay being wired with incorrect polarity, causing the points to move out of correspondence.

No images of the vehicle available.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 20th March 1979

Class 124 vehicles E59772, E51969 and E51953 are working with a 2-car Class 108 (E50620 visible) when seen at Leeds on the 20th March 1979. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 18th August 1982

Morecambe Promenade, 18th August 1982. The train of 51964, 59834, 59770 and 51960 had just worked in from Lancaster. Robert Frise.



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