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Vehicle 55033 / 977826


Class 121

BR Diagram 512

Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30518
Diagram: 512

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

55033 - original number
977826 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as TDB977826

Sandite From 10/92 to 2/94. Carried set number T003

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Bridport. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Bridport, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Bridport, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Bridport, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Maiden Newton, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Maiden Newton, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Maiden Newton, with a Swindon Cross-Country set in the platform behind. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B133

55033 at Maiden Newton. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: May 1975

Set number: B133

55033 on the Bridport branch in May 1975. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 19th January 1981

Set number: B133

55033 at Bristol Temple Meads on the 19th January 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 29th January 1981

Set number: B133

55033 seen near Sea Mills on the 29th January 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: C133

Bubble C133 W55033 at Cardiff Queen Street, circa 1984. W51128 on the left. Nicky Reason.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: C133

55033 running into Cardiff Queen Street, circa 1984. Nicky Reason.

DMU

Date: 30th March 1984

Set number: C133

Pressed Steel Class 121 bubble car W55033 in Cardiff Central station on 30-03-84. Vincent Haworth.

DMU

Date: 17th May 1986

Class 121 55033 is seen at Tyseley not long after transfer from Cardiff on 17.05.1986. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 15th November 1986

Set number: 083

Class 121 55033, set number TS083, is seen at Tyseley during it's repaint into Midline livery on 15.11.1986. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 14th March 1987

Set number: TS053

Class 121 55033, set number TS083, is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings in it's unique Midline livery on 14.03.1987. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: May 1987

Set number: 083

55033 approaching Stourbridge Town from Stourbridge Junction in May 1987. It can be clearly seen that this was a double track at one time although latterly run as 2 separate routes for the goods yard and passenger station. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: May 1987

Set number: 083

In the 1980s it was decided to brand the local rail network Midline. It was short lived but class 121 bubble car 55033 was given an unique livery and is seen here leaving Stourbridge Town for Stourbridge Junction in May 1987. It in fact was working the branch on the last day of these units on it in 1992. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 7th June 1987

Set number: 083

Class 121 55033 is seen stabled outside the Factory at Tyseley on 07.06.1987. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 24th July 1987

Set number: 083

Midline-liveried Pressed Steel-built Class 121 number 55033, seen in the bowels of Birmingham New Street, about to take weary commuters home to Blake Street. Taken on July 24, 1987. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 4th October 1987

Set number: 083

55033 inside Tyseley during an open day on 4/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

55033 is seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby work, date unknown. The blue vehicle is probably 975540, unseen is 55034. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: unknown

A triple bubble formation seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working. Identifiable cars are 55033 (Midline) and T014 / 55034 (blue grey). Undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: unknown

A triple bubble formation, seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working. Identifiable cars are 55033 (Midline) and T014 / 55034 (blue grey), the rail blue vehicle is probably 975540. Undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: 22nd August 1988

With an exhaust trail to put many a steam locomotive to shame, BR Derby Works 2-car unit 54012 and 53021 with Pressed Steel Co. 'Bubble Car' 55033 in the formation, working a Stourbridge service seen departing from Birmingham New Street on 22nd August 1988. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 30th April 1989

Set number: T133

Class 121 55033, set number T133, is seen stabled at Saltley on 30.04.1989. DMU's were rarely seen on Saltley. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 25th June 1990

Set number: T013

55033 tt Lichfield TV on the 25th June 1990, on the 18:02 to Longbridge. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 26th June 1990

Set number: T013

55033 at Stourbridge Jct, 26/6/90. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 28th September 1990

55033 leaving Worcester on the 13.01 Foregate Street - Bromsgrove on 28 September 1990. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 1991

Set number: T013

55033 arriving at Stourbridge Junction in 1991. John Law.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1991

Set number: T013

55033 seen at Bromsgrove on the 15th April 1991. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1991

Set number: T013

55033 on Lickey incline, 15th April 1991. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1991

Set number: T013

55033 on Lickey incline, 15th April 1991. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1991

Set number: T013

55033 on Lickey incline, 15th April 1991. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1991

Set number: T013

55033 seen approaching at Blackwell, 15/4/91. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1991

Set number: T013

55033 running past at Blackwell, 15/4/91. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 22nd November 1992

Set number: T003

Class 121 977826, set number T003, is seen at Tyseley on 22.11.1992 after it had been converted to Sandite use. W59445 is on the right. Andy Cole.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 10th April 1987

M55006 at the Tyseley Open Day, 10/4/87, with Midline liveried 55033 also on view. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 4th October 1987

Set number: T003

55993 with 55033, Tyseley open day, 4/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

A triple bubble formation, seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working. Identifiable cars are 55033 (midline) and T014 / 55034 (blue grey). Undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: T014

55034 as at the head of a triple bubble formation, the cab of 55033 is adjacent. At Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working, undated. Simon Barnes.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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