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Vehicle 55993


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

Allocations

Feb-60 New to 84D
by Jan-61 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
30/06/73 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Oct-73 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
6w/e 03/11/73 Transferred to CH (Chester)
10/06/84 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
07/07/85 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
27/11/88 Transferred to CA (Cambridge) RPXN
p/e 30/11/90 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
Nov-90 Withdrawn

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


TY001 55993 Listed at 2A - 16/08/70
TS003 55993 Listed at Tyseley - Summer 1986
T1 55993 Listed at TS - Jul-87
T003 55993 Listed at Tyseley - 7th April 1988

Modifications

Nov-74 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 21st February 1980

55993 sits in the company of 59437 (left) and 56283 (right) at Stratford on the 21st February 1980. Ed Kibey.

DMU

Date: 27th June 1981

Parcels Van 55993 seen at Chester depot on 27 June 1981. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 2nd October 1982

An oddity to be seen around Manchester were the Class 128 parcels DMUs. Ten were built, but by this date only half remained in traffic, two on the Western and three on the Midland Region. 55993 is seen passing East Junction Signal Box, 2nd October 1982. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 26th October 1982

Class 128 55993 is seen passing Nuneaton on 26.10.1982 still in BR all over blue livery. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 2nd April 1983

M55993 seen passing the now demolished signal box at Victoria East on 2nd April 1983. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 29th October 1983

55993 propels a GUV through Manchester Victoria at 11:05 on the 29th Oct 1983. This was possibly a Red Bank to Piccadilly working and the MPMV's would have had to reverse to get to the south side of Manchester at Ordsall - before the Windsor link had been completed. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: November 1983

Class 128 parcels DMU 55993 is seen towing GUV E93627 through Manchester Victoria in November 1983. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 31st May 1985

M55993 at Manchester Piccadilly at 12:40 on 31st May 1985. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 5th July 1985

Multied up and in numeric order, Class 128s 55993/55994/55995 head south for further duties around the West Midlands on 5th July 1985. Taken near Hasland, Chesterfield. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 7th December 1985

Class 128 55993, set number T003, is seen at Tyseley on 07.12.1985 having been rubbed down ready for painting into Express Parcels livery. The roof had already been painted silver. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 20th March 1986

Set number: T003

Class 128 55993 is seen passing Saltley on 20.03.1986 in Express Parcels livery. This particular car had it's former headcode boxes completely removed rather than plating over. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 11th April 1986

M55993 at Birmingham International in the Parcels Red stripe livery - 11/4/86. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 18th April 1986

Set number: T003

Class 128 55993, set number T003, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 18.04.1986 in Express Parcels livery. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 11th June 1986

Class 128 55993 is seen in Chester depot on the 11th June 1993. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 1987

Set number: T003

Parcels DMU 55993 passes through Whitchurch station in 1987. John Law.

DMU

Date: 22nd April 1987

Set number: T003

Class 128 DMPMV no. 55993 in Red Star Parcels livery is seen at Crewe on 22/Apr/1987. In the adjacent platform is class 150 unit no. 150 140. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 4th May 1987

Set number: T003

The Mendip Meaderer railtour on 4/5/87 is seen near Merehead, led by 55993. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 28th June 1988

Not the most elegant of railway vehicles, and painting it bright red and yellow definitely draws attention to it's lack of aesthetics. Class 128 Luggage Van 55993 sits under the bay canopies at Crewe on 28th June 1988 after arriving with a Parcels working. Despite it's appearance, it would be nice to see one in service today! Syd Young.

DMU

Date: unknown

55993 is seen at Cambridge in its Royal Mail livery. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th June 1989

Class 128/114/BG 55993 / 55994 / 55932 + 54902 / 84114 on a Peterborough to Norwich parcels at Queen Adelaide (Ely), 20/06/89. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: T003

Thought to be the only time a Class 128 has visited Skegness, sometime in the late 1980's. 55993 was attached to an excursion train - for some reason it remained attached to the formation throughout the trip! Peter (LEYTR).


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 22nd October 1966

DMPV 55996 on an up working at Galton Bridge, Smethwick at 1.02pm on October 22nd, 1966. The vehicle has been turned since passing over the bridge the previous week. The P4 in the window is possibly a set number, on this date Tyseley had 55993-6, so this was the 4th parcel vehicle. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 30th May 1978

Parcel cars M55993 and 55994 seen at Chester on May 30th, 1978. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: 20th October 1984

Class 128 parcels bubble car 55995 is seen passing Saltley on 20.10.1984. Tyseley had three of these, 55993 - 55995. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 004

Ex-works 55994 with 55993 behind in Crewe station in 1988. Gazza Prescott.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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