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Set L123


These formations have been noted:


55023 Listed at RG - 31st December 1977
55023 Listed at RG - 15/12/1982
55023 Listed at Reading - Summer 1986
55023 Listed at OO - Aug-87
55023 Listed at RG - 15/05/89
55023 Listed at OO - 21/01/91
55023 Listed at OO - November 1992 - Sector NWRX
55023 Listed at BY - November 1993 - Sector NNDX
DMU

Date: 13th September 1979

Crewe works on the 13th September 1979 sees W55023 in amongst Class 116/120 and Met-Camm vehicles. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th September 1979

W55023 at Crewe Works on the 13th September 1979. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 28th December 1980

In the last of the evening light 55022 takes the Greenford branch at West Ealing on the 28th December 1980. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1981

55023 at Henley on the 15th August 1981. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1981

55023 at Twyford after arriving from Henley, 15th August 1981. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 1982

55023 and another Class 121 bubble car in Paddington station in 1982. John Law.

DMU

Date: 24th December 1982

Class 121 unit 55023 departs from Banbury with a local service for Oxford on Christmas Eve, 1982. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 1985

55023 and a trailer car after arrival at Windsor and Eton Central in 1985. John Law.

DMU

Date: unknown

A very nice line up at Paddington, with 55023 closest. Undated. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: January 1988

55023 leaves a smoky trail behind as it leaves Paddington on the rear of this formation in January 1988. MIke Cooper.

DMU

Date: 1990

55023 at Southall, circa late 1990. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 1993

55023 awaiting departure from Bedford with a Bletchley service, 1993. John Law.

DMU

Date: 1993

W55023 at Bletchley in 1993. John Law.

DMU

Date: 29th May 1993

Towards the end of its working life, Pressed Steel class 121 W55023 was repainted in an approximation of its original livery. Here it is seen working a Bletchley to Bedford service near Lidlington on the 29th May 1993. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1993

Bubble car 55023 enters Stewartby with a service for Bletchley, 5th June 93. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 30th July 1993

Retro green 55023 at Bletchley on the 30th July 1993. Mark Fletcher.

DMU

Date: 19th January 1994

The 13.50 Bletchley-Bedford arrives at Lidlington on 19 January 1994. The train is formed by Class 121 no. 55023 (in green livery) with Class 117 set L709 (51344/51386). Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: March 1994

Retro-green bubble 55023 at Forders Sidings, Stewartby's outer distant on the Marston Vale line, in March 1994. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: March 1994

55023 is working a Marston Vale line service when seen at Millbrook in March 1994. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 26th November 1994

55023 calls at the little halt of Kempston Hardwick on the 26th November 1994. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 26th November 1994

55023 seen at Stewartby on the 26th November 1994. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1995

Retro-green 55023 in Bedford Midland Road, 1995. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1995

On a murky day 55023 waits departure to Bedford at Bletchley on the 29th March 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: August 1996

Retro-green 55023 with a NSE-liveried classmate at Bletchley in August 1996. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 12th October 1996

Class 121 no. 55023 displayed at Bedford Open Day on October 12, 1996. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: May 1999

The Bletchley - Bedford line employed vintage class 121 single units in the late 1990s pending replacement by class 150s. Here is 55023 in the branch platform at Bletchley in May 1999. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: May 1999

Class 121 55023 waits departure for Bletchley from Bedford Midland in May 1999. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: March 2000

In March 2000 55023 worked the shuttle service to Chesham as part of the "Steam on the Met". Here at Chalfont & Latimer. Ian Buck.

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