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Vehicle 55991


Class 128

BR Diagram 643

Builder: GRC&W
Type: Parcels Van
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None / BR Standard
Engines: Albion 230hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30551
Diagram: 643

Images:

DMU

Date: 18th February 1980

55991 about to enter Reading station on 18/2/80. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 4th September 1982

Running into Paddington on the 4th September 1982 is GRCW parcels car 55991. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 2nd June 1983

Class 128 parcels unit W55991 arrives solo at Paddington, Thursday 2nd June 1983 Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 3rd August 1983

There were five Class 128 parcels units still in traffic when this images was taken on the 3rd August 1983, and 55991 - pictured here at Slough coupled to a class 121 "bubble car" - was one of two allocated to the Western Region. All five remaining examples were scrapped in April 1991 rendering this interesting class extinct. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 9th July 1987

The headcode boxes are gone on 55991, seen at Reading on 9/7/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1987

Class 128 parcels car 55991 is seen at the stops in Paddington on 24/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1987

Class 128 parcels car 55991 at Slough on 30/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1987

A close-up of the end of 55991 at Slough on 30/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1987

Class 128 parcels car 55991 at Slough on 30/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 3rd April 1988

55991 makes indentification easy with the number on the front, and also unusually on the centre of the vehicle. At Vic Berry's on 3/4/88. Behind in 55005. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1988

55991 is seen in Doncaster Works, 5/6/88. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 24th June 1989

55991 hauling 93307 on 3E26, 17:57 Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds at Chinley, 24-6-89. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1989

55991 in the north bay at Cambridge, 7/8/89. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1989

55991 in the north bay at Cambridge, 7/8/89. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1989

55991 in the north bay at Cambridge, 7/8/89, alongside 54347. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 9th September 1989

Class 128 55991 with Class 114 54904 + 55929 and BG 94124 on the Saturday Only 3E26 17:57 Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds Parcel Depot at New Mills South Junction, 9-9-89. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

A fascinating picture of an unidentified Gloucester Class 128 (possibly W55991) gangwayed DMPV (Diag 643, Lot 30551 - one of the series W55991-W55996) carrying what appears to be non-standard blue livery with white cab roofs and seemingly without yellow warning panels, although the reality is the van has a yellow painted corridor connection. The DMPV is working with an unidentified green liveried Derby Class 116 DMBS, the pair pulling a BR(SR) green liveried CCT at Twyford and thought to be heading east - c.1968. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: 4th March 1988

Set number: TS055

M55005 is seen at Vic Berry's next to 55991 on 4/3/88. Malcolm Clements.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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