Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30518
55032 - original number
977842 - from Dec-92 (departmental stock)
Sandite, later preserved then returned to passenger use From 12/92 to 2/94. Carried set number T007
Taken in the late 1970s 55032 leaves Bristol Temple Meads for Severn Beach. Ian Buck.
On a day in the late 1970s 55032 arrives at Avonmouth. Ian Buck.
W55032 in Bath Spa station on the 4th July, 1976. Arnie Furniss.
"Bubble Car" W55032 leaves Westbury on 2nd September 1979 with a service for Bristol. Semaphores are still in use at the east end of the station and the depot, seen in the background, is healthily stocked with classes 08, 37, 47 and 50. Syd Young.
55032 at Bristol Temple Meads on the 12th February 1981. Steve Davies Collection.
A snowy scene at Stapleton Road with 55032 on the 3rd December 1981. Steve Davies Collection.
55032 at the front of a high density set leaving Cardiff on 28/6/84. Steve Davies Collection.
55032 previously allocated to Canton and now transferred to Tyseley finds itself on Stourbridge Town shuttle services as it approaches Stourbridge Junction, 21/6/1986. Note the Welsh Dragon in the cab. Stephen Burdett.
Class 121 55032 is seen at Tyseley not long after transfer fron Cardiff Canton. Note the Welsh dragon on the front on 12.07.1986. Andy Cole.
55032, still with Valley Trains branding, at Stourbridge Town in 1987. The ex-C132 is about to work the 13:55 to Stourbridge Junction. Gazza Prescott.
Class 121 55032, set number T132, is seen stabled at Tyseley. It still retained the Welsh Dragon in this view on 24.01.1988. Andy Cole.
55032 sits in platform 1 at Stourbridge Junction in Feb 1990 waiting it's next trip to Stourbridge Town. Stephen Burdett.
Tyseley allocated Pressed Steel Class 121 single car unit 55032, seen as we passed through Worcester Shrub Hill on board the the Class 20 Locomotive Society's "The Last Great Moose Hunt", 27th April 1991. Andrew J Crowther.
Birmingham New Street on 11/5/91, 55032 has been added to the Class 108 on the 06:30 to Hereford to provide extra capacity. Gazza Prescott.
55032 is working with T402 when seen at Aston working the 12:28 Longbridge - Lichfield City. It was added to provide extra power, the 115 having a failed engine. Sometime in 1992. Gazza Prescott.
55032 with 55034 at Coventry with the 17:12 to Stoke, a rare working apparently, 6/8/92. Gazza Prescott.
977842 at Basford Hall open day, 21/8/94. Robert Frise.
At an open day 55032 is present at Crewe Basford Hall on the 28th August 1995. Ian Buck.
55032 was hauled from LNWR Crewe to Cardiff Canton (where it's pictured) on Friday 30th June 2006 behind a Class 50 (049). Alexander Guy.
55032 at Canton on 30/6/06. It had been delivered that day from LNWR Crewe. Tom Clift.
The guards van of 55032. The box on the right contained much of the modern gadgetry essential for its return to traffic on the Cardiff Bay line. 30th June 2006. Tom Clift.
View from No.1 end towards van. 55032 on 30/6/06. Tom Clift.
Inside 55032 on 30/6/06, this is the view from the van to No.1 end. Tom Clift.
A Class 50 (049) hauled 55032 to the Vale of Glamorgan Railway at Barry on Monday 3rd July 2006, where it was handed over to D9521. The bubble was then started up, and driven around to Barry Island hauling the Class 14. It was on the line for ATW driver and guard familiarisation. Martin Sprigg.
55032 at Cardiff Queen St on the morning of Friday 18th August 2006, it's first day back in traffic. Tom Clift.
55032 at Cardiff Queen Street on the 16th September 2006. Phil Trotter.
55032 at Cardiff Bay, 16/09/06. Phil Trotter.
55032 seen departing for Cardiff Queen Street on the 16/09/06 while on Cardiff Bay duties. Phil Trotter.
55032 rests in Cardiff Bay station, awaiting it's next trip to Cardiff Queen Street on 16/9/06. Phil Trotter.
55032 crossing the Old Glamorgan Canal Link to Cardiff Bute Docks on the Cardiff Queen Street - Bay (Bute Road) line in May '07. Chris Dawe.
55032 is at Cardiff Queen Street on the Cardiff Bay shuttle 24th October 2007. Ian Buck.
55032 waits to leave Cardiff Queen Street for Cardiff Bay on the 24th October 2007. Ian Buck.
55032 has arrived at Cardiff Bay on the 24th October 2007. Ian Buck.
55032 with the 14:18 ex-Cardiff Bay at Cardiff Queen Street on September 18, 2009. John Carter.
The interior of 55032 on September 18, 2009. John Carter.
55032 at Cardiff Bat with the 14:30 to Cardiff Queen Street on September 18, 2009. John Carter.
550320 approaching Cardiff Bay with the 14:36 ex-Cardiff Queen Street on September 18, 2009. John Carter.