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Vehicle 55992


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 SHL
Apr-68 Transferred to 81D (Reading)
May-73Depot code changeRG (Reading)
p/e 20/08/86 Stored OM
Jun-87 Transferred to OO (Old Oak Common)
27/11/88 Transferred to CA (Cambridge) RPXN
p/e 30/11/90 Transferred to CH (Chester) PCHX
Nov-90 Withdrawn

Notes

31st October 1987 - Seen in Vic Berry's yard, Leicester

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


Modifications

circa Jul-70 - Dual AWS fitted
3w/e 21/06/75 - WR AWS removed

Images:

DMU

Date: 29th September 1960

GRC&W parcels car W55992 passes Spring Road with a down parcels working on the North Warwickshire line at 4.13pm on 29 September 1960. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: unknown

Parcels DMPV W55992 seen at the west end of Southall Shed. Date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 28th March 1971

Set number: 345

Class 128 W55992 is working with early Class 116 parcel conversion 50915 at Reading on the 28th March 1971. Note the set number on the 128. David Mant.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 343

Gloucester Class 128 Pacels railcar W55992 working with (almost out of picture to the right) Derby Class 130 Parcels car W50915 (formerly high density "Suburban" Class 116 DMS) at Reading - c.1970. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

DMU

Date: January 1977

55992 is seen at Paddington in January 1977, working with a parcels 116 and a wagon. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 19th February 1983

Class 128 W55992 parcels unit tails a class 117 unit away from Taplow towards Maidenhead on a stopping service from Paddington to Reading, Saturday 19th February 1983 Iain Reid.

DMU

Date: 16th September 1983

Parcels DMU W55992 is seen at Paddington on September 16, 1983. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 11th December 1985

Gloucester RC&W Co MPV 55992 at Reading on the 11th December 1985. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 14th December 1985

55992 on the rear of a suburban set departing from Paddington at 15:31 on 14/12/85. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 10th April 1986

55992 seen sitting in Reading at 17:55 on 10/4/86. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 1st October 1987

Parcels car 55992 approaches West Drayton station on October 1st, 1987. Note the vehicle number on the cab front. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 1st October 1987

55992 sits in London Paddington station coupled to a suburban set on October 1st, 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 1st October 1987

Sitting at the stops in platform 10 of London Paddington station on October 1, 1987 is 55992 coupled to a suburban set. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 14th October 1987

W55992 in Vic Berry's Yard at Leicester on the 14th October 1987. Note the vehicle number on the cab front. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 20th December 1987

A 1959 class 128 Gloucester built single car parcels DMU, one of only ten built, seen inside Vic Berrys scrapyard on 20th December 1987. Located in the old goods yard at Braunston Gate, Leicester, which was built by the Great Central Railway in the 1890's. This unit would come out again to run again in service as it was here for asbestos removal, the last of the class were withdrawn 1991. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 20th February 1988

A freshly painted 55992 at Reading MPD in Saturday 20 February, 1988. Behind is Class 121 DTS 54280. Mel Holley.

DMU

Date: 24th February 1988

Class 128 DMPV 55992 in ex-works condition in Reading station on the 24th February 1988. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 25th February 1988

Class 128 parcels car 55992 in Reading station on February 25, 1988. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 2nd March 1988

55992 in Post Office red at Paddington on the 2nd March 1988. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 15th March 1988

55992 in Ealing Broadway station on March 15, 1988. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1988

55992 at Vic Berrys, Leicester 30-10-88 (its 2nd visit for asbestos removal). Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 2nd November 1988

2nd November 1988, and Class 128 55992 had entered Vic Berrys for asbestos removal. Michael Kaye 55A.

DMU

Date: 2nd November 1988

The cab of a Class 128 at Vic Berry's on 2/11/88, thought to be 55992. Michael Kaye 55A.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: circa 1969

Set number: 343

50915 paired with 55992 at Reading - circa 1969 (photographer's approximate date). Both cars carry set No 343. © 53A Models of Hull Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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