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Vehicle 55994


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

Mar-60 New to TYS (Tyseley)
30/08/73 Transferred to CH (Chester)
10/06/84 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
07/07/85 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
p/e 17/11/88 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Nov-90 Withdrawn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:


TY002 55994 Listed at 2A - 16/08/70
TS004 55994 Listed at Tyseley - Summer 1986
T2 55994 Listed at TS - Jul-87
T004 55994 Listed at Tyseley - 7th April 1988

Modifications

May-74 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 19th February 1984

M55994 propels a GUV through the remains of Manchester Exchange on the 19th Feb 1984. This was 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: 28th June 1984

A cross Manchester (Piccadilly to Victoria and Red Bank) service sees 55994 passing through Miles Platting station on 28th June 1984. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1985

M55994 is seen helping the 13:20 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton along at Stockport on the 9th January 1985. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 10th January 1985

Loading mail onto M55994 at Buxton on 10th Jan 1985. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 15th February 1985

Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon 1959 built Class 128 parcels unit M55994, sits in platform 6 at Manchester Victoria, class 108 DMC M52063 is behind on platform 7. 15th February 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 10th April 1985

Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon 1959 built Class 128 parcels unit M55994 is seen tagged into the rear of the 13.29 Manchester Piccadilly-Buxton service, which was worked by class 104 units M53456, M59230, M53504. At New Mills Newtown, 10th April 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 10th April 1985

About to go over the crest of the 1 in 60 bank at Disley down to Hazel Grove, is Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon 1959 built Class 128 parcels unit M55994 as it leads the 17.15 Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service, which was worked by class 104 unit. 10th April 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1985

Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon 1959 built Class 128 parcels unit M55994 leads the 17.15 Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service at Gowhole, which was worked by class 104 unit. 16th April 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 7th December 1985

Set number: T004

Class 128 55994, set number T004, is seen in Express Parcels livery stabled at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

55994 seen at Cockshute, the unit is on the Up Main heading into Stoke. (Cockshute sidings would be behind the unit, with the old carriage sidings behind the photographer). Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 27th February 1986

Set number: TS004

Gloucester-built parcels car 55994 speeds through Rugby with a Saturday afternoon Northampton - Birmingham turn, 27/2/86. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 1987

Set number: TS004

Gloucester RC&W DMPV 55994 sits in Derby station in 1987. John Law.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: TS004

A Gloucester R C & W Parcels DMU 55994 at Crewe with a suburban set. Undated, but the livery means it's in the 1985 - 1988 period. Stuart Pearce.

DMU

Date: 17th January 1987

Set number: T004

Class 128 55994, set number T004, is seen in Express Parcels livery in the snow at Tyseley on 17.01.1987. On the left is Class 108 54495. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

Set number: TS004

Class 128 parcels car 55994 at Derby on 14/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

Set number: TS004

The mid-section of 55994 showing its Night Start / Red Star markings (and graffiti!) at Derby on 14/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

Set number: TS004

55994 at Derby on 14/10/87. "Tail Load And Tare Not to Exceed 64 Tons." Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

Set number: TS004

Class 128 parcels car 55994 at Derby on 14/10/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 1988

Set number: 004

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

DMU

Date: 15th October 1988

Class 128 55994 is seen in Royal Mail red livery outside the factory at Tyseley on 15.10.1988. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: January 1990

Class 128 Parcels vehicle 55994 seen at Crewe in its Royal Mail livery in January 1990. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: unknown

55994 is at Newport with a Class 114. Undated. John Stewart.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 1991

55994 after withdrawal, seen stored at Derby Etches Park with 54900 55930 behind, 3-2-91. Kevin Dowd.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 30th May 1978

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

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: 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.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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