Type: Parcels Van
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None / BR Standard
Engines: Albion 230hp
Lot Number: 30551
|by Jan-61||Transferred to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|30/06/73||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Oct-73||Transferred to||TS (Tyseley)|
|6w/e 03/11/73||Transferred to||CH (Chester)|
|10/06/84||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|07/07/85||Transferred to||TS (Tyseley)|
|27/11/88||Transferred to||CA (Cambridge) RPXN|
|p/e 30/11/90||Transferred to||CH (Chester) PCHX|
|TY001||55993||Listed at 2A - 16/08/70|
|TS003||55993||Listed at Tyseley - Summer 1986|
|T1||55993||Listed at TS - Jul-87|
|T003||55993||Listed at Tyseley - 7th April 1988|
Nov-74 - Dual AWS fitted
55993 sits in the company of 59437 (left) and 56283 (right) at Stratford on the 21st February 1980. Ed Kibey.
Parcels Van 55993 seen at Chester depot on 27 June 1981. Jerry Glover.
An oddity to be seen around Manchester were the Class 128 parcels DMUs. Ten were built, but by this date only half remained in traffic, two on the Western and three on the Midland Region. 55993 is seen passing East Junction Signal Box, 2nd October 1982. S Gaskell.
Class 128 55993 is seen passing Nuneaton on 26.10.1982 still in BR all over blue livery. Andy Cole.
M55993 seen passing the now demolished signal box at Victoria East on 2nd April 1983. Paul Moxon.
55993 propels a GUV through Manchester Victoria at 11:05 on the 29th Oct 1983. This was possibly 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.
Class 128 parcels DMU 55993 is seen towing GUV E93627 through Manchester Victoria in November 1983. S Gaskell.
M55993 at Manchester Piccadilly at 12:40 on 31st May 1985. Paul Moxon.
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.
Class 128 55993, set number T003, is seen at Tyseley on 07.12.1985 having been rubbed down ready for painting into Express Parcels livery. The roof had already been painted silver. Andy Cole.
Class 128 55993 is seen passing Saltley on 20.03.1986 in Express Parcels livery. This particular car had it's former headcode boxes completely removed rather than plating over. Andy Cole.
M55993 at Birmingham International in the Parcels Red stripe livery - 11/4/86. Paul Moxon.
Class 128 55993, set number T003, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 18.04.1986 in Express Parcels livery. Andy Cole.
Class 128 55993 is seen in Chester depot on the 11th June 1993. Gazza Prescott.
Diesel Parcels Unit M55993, built by Gloucester RCW Co, in the bay platform at Rugby on 12 July 1986. The Class 40 behind the DPU is 40013, and both items were on display in connection with the Open Day being held at Rugby depot on that day. Lewis Bevan.
Parcels DMU 55993 passes through Whitchurch station in 1987. John Law.
Class 128 DMPMV no. 55993 in Red Star Parcels livery is seen at Crewe on 22/Apr/1987. In the adjacent platform is class 150 unit no. 150 140. Robert Chilton.
The Mendip Meaderer railtour on 4/5/87 is seen near Merehead, led by 55993. Tom Clift.
55993, Tyseley open day, 4/10/87. Malcolm Clements.
55993 with 55033, Tyseley open day, 4/10/87. Malcolm Clements.
Not the most elegant of railway vehicles, and painting it bright red and yellow definitely draws attention to it's lack of aesthetics. Class 128 Luggage Van 55993 sits under the bay canopies at Crewe on 28th June 1988 after arriving with a Parcels working. Despite it's appearance, it would be nice to see one in service today! Syd Young.
Class 128 DPU M55993 at Cambridge on 20 August 1988. Lewis Bevan.
55993 is seen at Cambridge in its Royal Mail livery. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.
Class 128/114/BG 55993 / 55994 / 55932 + 54902 / 84114 on a Peterborough to Norwich parcels at Queen Adelaide (Ely), 20/06/89. Surface Stock.
Thought to be the only time a Class 128 has visited Skegness, sometime in the late 1980's. 55993 was attached to an excursion train - for some reason it remained attached to the formation throughout the trip! Peter (LEYTR).
DMPV 55996 on an up working at Galton Bridge, Smethwick at 1.02pm on October 22nd, 1966. The vehicle has been turned since passing over the bridge the previous week. The P4 in the window is possibly a set number, on this date Tyseley had 55993-6, so this was the 4th parcel vehicle. Michael Mensing.
Parcel cars M55993 and 55994 seen at Chester on May 30th, 1978. Rex Holt.
Class 128 parcels bubble car 55995 is seen passing Saltley on 20.10.1984. Tyseley had three of these, 55993 - 55995. Andy Cole.
Ex-works 55994 with 55993 behind in Crewe station in 1988. Gazza Prescott.