Type: Parcels Van
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None / BR Standard
Engines: Albion 230hp
Lot Number: 30551
|Apr-68||Transferred to||81D (Reading)|
|May-73||Depot code change||RG (Reading)|
|Jun-87||Transferred to||OO (Old Oak Common)|
|27/11/88||Transferred to||CA (Cambridge) RPXN|
|p/e 30/11/90||Transferred to||CH (Chester) PCHX|
circa Jul-70 - Dual AWS fitted
3w/e 21/06/75 - WR AWS removed
GRC&W parcels car W55992 passes Spring Road with a down parcels working on the North Warwickshire line at 4.13pm on 29 September 1960. Michael Mensing.
Parcels DMPV W55992 seen at the west end of Southall Shed. Date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Class 128 W55992 is working with early Class 116 parcel conversion 50915 at Reading on the 28th March 1971. Note the set number on the 128. David Mant.
Gloucester Class 128 Pacels railcar W55992 working with (almost out of picture to the right) Derby Class 130 Parcels car W50915 (formerly high density "Suburban" Class 116 DMS) at Reading - c.1970. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
55992 is seen at Paddington in January 1977, working with a parcels 116 and a wagon. Robert Frise Collection.
Class 128 W55992 parcels unit tails a class 117 unit away from Taplow towards Maidenhead on a stopping service from Paddington to Reading, Saturday 19th February 1983 Iain Reid.
Parcels DMU W55992 is seen at Paddington on September 16, 1983. Hamish Stevenson.
Gloucester RC&W Co MPV 55992 at Reading on the 11th December 1985. 54A South Dock.
55992 on the rear of a suburban set departing from Paddington at 15:31 on 14/12/85. Paul Moxon.
55992 seen sitting in Reading at 17:55 on 10/4/86. Paul Moxon.
Parcels car 55992 approaches West Drayton station on October 1st, 1987. Note the vehicle number on the cab front. Malcolm Clements.
55992 sits in London Paddington station coupled to a suburban set on October 1st, 1987. Malcolm Clements.
Sitting at the stops in platform 10 of London Paddington station on October 1, 1987 is 55992 coupled to a suburban set. Malcolm Clements.
W55992 in Vic Berry's Yard at Leicester on the 14th October 1987. Note the vehicle number on the cab front. Malcolm Clements.
A 1959 class 128 Gloucester built single car parcels DMU, one of only ten built, seen inside Vic Berrys scrapyard on 20th December 1987. Located in the old goods yard at Braunston Gate, Leicester, which was built by the Great Central Railway in the 1890's. This unit would come out again to run again in service as it was here for asbestos removal, the last of the class were withdrawn 1991. Andrew J Crowther.
A freshly painted 55992 at Reading MPD in Saturday 20 February, 1988. Behind is Class 121 DTS 54280. Mel Holley.
Class 128 DMPV 55992 in ex-works condition in Reading station on the 24th February 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 128 parcels car 55992 in Reading station on February 25, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.
55992 in Post Office red at Paddington on the 2nd March 1988. Malcolm Clements.
55992 in Ealing Broadway station on March 15, 1988. Malcolm Clements.
55992 at Vic Berrys, Leicester 30-10-88 (its 2nd visit for asbestos removal). Kevin Dowd.
2nd November 1988, and Class 128 55992 had entered Vic Berrys for asbestos removal. Michael Kaye 55A.
The cab of a Class 128 at Vic Berry's on 2/11/88, thought to be 55992. Michael Kaye 55A.
50915 paired with 55992 at Reading - circa 1969 (photographer's approximate date). Both cars carry set No 343. © 53A Models of Hull Collection.