55000 at Barassie on the 5:15pm Ayr - Kilmarnock, 1/3/69. It's carrying an early version of rail blue livery. Hamish Stevenson.
SC55000 is substituting for a Class 116 power car in this formation through Princes St Gardens, circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.
SC55000 is working as part of a Class 116 set passing through Princes Street Gardens circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.
Class 122 bubble car 55000 is seen on Haymarket depot, July 1978. Alan Rintoul.
55000 ready to leave Dundee with a Perth service on April 15th, 1981. A Met-Camm set including 59045 is at its side. Arnie Furniss.
55000 working the a last train to Brechin special (1Z17) from Edinburgh, seen on the outskirts of Brechin. With 50239, 59053 and 50245 on 2/5/81. The bubble was detached at Dundee. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 122 55000 at the head of the "Farewell to Brechin" Railtour, 2/5/81. The bubble was added / detached at Dundee, the tour ran from Edinburgh with 50239 / 59053 and 50245. Hamish Stevenson.
55000 is sandwiched between classmates 55011 (left) and 55002 (right) at Haymarket depot on the 14th July 1984. Hamish Stevenson.
M55000 seen through Class 116 53064 in Vic Berrys yard, Leicester. Malcolm Clements.
A 1958 Class 122 Gloucester built single car DMU, the first of a batch of 20 built, seen inside Vic Berrys scrapyard on 20th December 1987. This unit would come out again to run again in service for a good number of years, as it was here for asbestos removal, and would later enter preservation. Andrew J Crowther.
55000 at Exeter St. Davids on 14/9/91, attached to other vehicles. Hamish Stevenson.
Sc55002 is in the loco-hauled formation on the overnight service from Glasgow Queen Street (where pictured) to Inverness, on May 3rd 1978. In ex-works condition (with GG logo) it had just been transferred from Hamilton to Inverness. Arnie Furniss.
55002 at Burghead on the 28th August 1978 with the "Fiddichburger" BLS railtour Norman Smart.
Sc55002 is seen stabled at Haymarket on the 14th July 1984. To it's left is 55000. Hamish Stevenson.
W55003 at Stourbridge Town on the 15th March 1983. Hamish Stevenson.
55003 is working in front of a Class 120 Cross-Country set when seen at Dovey Jct with the 10:20am Aberytswyth - Shrewsbury, 12/9/85. Hamish Stevenson.
M55003 is seen at Vic Berrys yard in Leicester on a visit for asbestos stripping, 3/10/87. Ian Francis.
55004 at Willington, date unknown. Ian Francis.
Almost 21 years to the day since Corby station had closed in 1966, rail services were reinstated. Trains shuttled between Kettering and Corby, provided by dmus based at Bletchley and operated by Network SouthEast. Initially there were two Gloucester RCW class 122 "bubble cars" dedicated to the service, embellished with the Corby coat of arms. Here, in the first week of service, M55004 climbs out of Kettering with an afternoon train on 16/4/87. New signals are in place but there are still four tracks, a situation that will change at the end of 1987. The "Jockloper" lasted barely more than three years, though in 2008 a more permanent service again re-connected Corby to the outside world. Mike Dean.
On May 9, 1987, a month after the passenger service to Corby had been re-instated, Class 122 55004 takes a full load past Corby North box (south of Corby station!) on its way to Kettering and connection with the outside world. Mike Dean.