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Vehicle 51610 / 55967


Class 127

BR Diagram 588

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Rolls Royce 238hp
Transmission: Hydraulic
Lot Number: 30521
Diagram: 588

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51610 - original number
55967 - from Sep-85 (parcels conversion)

Images:

DMU

Date: 21st April 1986

Set number: 920

Class 127 parcels set 55967 + 55966 at Chester depot on the 21st April 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 19th July 1986

Set number: 920

Retro-green parcels set 55967 / 55966 at the Carlisle Upperby open day on 19/7/86. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 19th July 1986

Set number: 920

Retro-green parcels set 55967 / 55966 at the Carlisle Upperby open day on 19/7/86. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 1987

Set number: 920

Parcels vehicle 55967 sits in the sun at Bletchley in 1987. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 10th June 1988

Set number: 920

Longsight allocated Class 127 parcels set 920, 55967 (ex-51610) + 55966 (ex-51591) at Buxton on the 10th June 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 8th October 1988

Set number: 920

55967 paired with 55966, displaying a headcode for either a Man Vic-Barrow or Preston van train, they were stabled at Manchester Victoria on 8/10/88. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 12th April 1989

Set number: 920

Converted class 127 M55967 + M55966 heads south past the site of Finedon station on the 12th April 1989. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 24th September 1989

Set number: 920

Set 920 M55967 + M55966 stored out of service at Crewe Gresty Lane 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: January 1990

Set number: 920

55967 at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 21st April 1986

Set number: 920

Class 127 parcels set 55966 + 55967 at Chester depot on the 21st April 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 6th July 1986

Set number: 920

Parcels conversion 55966 / 55967 at Southport on 6 June 1986. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 22nd May 1987

Set number: 920

55966, 55967 and 47357 in Preston station on 22-05-87. Vincent Haworth.

DMU

Date: 29th August 1988

Set number: 920

In 1985, 22 redundant power Class 127 ex-Bedford-St.Pancras (Bed Pan) diesel-hydraulic cars, including the first built, No.51591, were rebuilt to form 11 two-car parcels units and repainted into BR green livery. Vehicles were renumbered 55966-987, and formed into sets 910 to 920. They were fitted with roller shutter doors and were based at Chester depot. They lasted in service until withdrawal in 1989. Unit 55966, seen here at Bletchley on 29th August 1988 in the company of 55967, was converted from unit 'Bed-Pan' unit No.51591, and was subsequently preserved at the Midland Railway Centre upon withdrawal from BR service. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 29th December 1989

Set number: 920

Class 127 parcels vehicles stored at Crewe on 29th December 1989, including green set 920 formed of 55966 and 55967. Michael Kaye 55A.

DMU

Date: January 1990

Set number: 920

55966 at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. Note the 'B' after the set number - its partner 55967 carried the letter 'A'. S Gaskell.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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