Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Rolls Royce 238hp
Lot Number: 30521
51610 - original number
55967 - from Sep-85 (parcels conversion)
Class 127 parcels set 55967 + 55966 at Chester depot on the 21st April 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
Retro-green parcels set 55967 / 55966 at the Carlisle Upperby open day on 19/7/86. Paul Moxon.
Retro-green parcels set 55967 / 55966 at the Carlisle Upperby open day on 19/7/86. Jerry Glover.
Parcels vehicle 55967 sits in the sun at Bletchley in 1987. Graham Baker.
Class 127 parcels conversion 55967 at Doncaster Works, 12 June 1987. Syd Young.
Longsight allocated Class 127 parcels set 920, 55967 (ex-51610) + 55966 (ex-51591) at Buxton on the 10th June 1988. Andrew J Crowther.
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.
Set 920 M55967 + M55966 stored out of service at Crewe Gresty Lane 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.
55967 at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.
Set 920 55966 & 55967 Ex 51591 & 51610 Standing at Longsight after conversion at Carlisle Currock in 1985. These units were incidental in keeping Longsight TMD open, this was down to the wheel drop. It was the only depot that the Twin Disc Torque Converter and Rolls Royce 823 engine could be changed as a unit. Longsight was the owning/maintaining depot with servicing at outstations. Michael Boot.
Class 127 parcels set 55966 + 55967 at Chester depot on the 21st April 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
Parcels conversion 55966 / 55967 at Southport on 6 June 1986. Jerry Glover.
55966, 55967 and 47357 in Preston station on 22-05-87. Vincent Haworth.
Derby class 127 2-car diesel-hydraulic parcels unit 920 (M55966 & M55967) of Longsight Diesel TMD at Crewe station - 08/1988. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
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.
Converted class 127 M55966 + M55967 heads south past the site of Finedon station on the 12th April 1989. Mike Dean.
Class 127 parcels vehicles stored at Crewe on 29th December 1989, including green set 920 formed of 55966 and 55967. Michael Kaye 55A.
55966 at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. Note the 'B' after the set number - its partner 55967 carried the letter 'A'. S Gaskell.