Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30419
55015 - original number
977177 - from Sep-83 (departmental stock)
Driver Training / Route Learner. Carried the name "Sandra" From 9/83 to 7/89.
55015 seen at Stirling 14/5/71. The different tone of blue between the nearest cab door and the first 'passenger' door with a droplight signifies where body panels have been altered removing a window and making a double door. Through the cab windows we can see wire mesh has been fitted to the insides of the white painted windows. Hamish Stevenson.
Two three-car Met-Camm sets have a Class 131 (presumably 55015 due to the small yellow panel) and a wagon on the rear when seen at Carrick Knowe on the outskirts of Edinburgh on 21/5/71. Believed to be a service from Stirling. GM Staddon.
1958 built Class 122 DMBS SC55015 entered service in 1958 and was converted to a Class 131 MPV during September 1971. In this image taken on the 22nd September 1978 she is stabled for the weekend at Haymarket MPD, Edinburgh attached to a 3 Car Class 101 DMU. The 'Parcels Use Only' branding is visible but not readable low down on the far left bodyside of the vehicle. Following use as a driver training vehicle from September 1983 until July 1989 she was withdrawn from service and scrapped at MC Metals, Glasgow during July 1990. Bob Woolnough.
Class 131 parcels car SC55015 sits in Eastfield depot on May 18th, 1978. Under its number is written 'PARCELS TRAFFIC ONLY'. A Met-Camm vehicle is behind the Class 26. Rex Holt.
Parcels bubble Sc55015 in Eastfield depot on May 18th, 1978. Rex Holt.
Class 131 parcels car SC55015 at Eastfield depot in the early 1980s. An extra set of double doors had originally been fitted behind the cab at the non-van end, these had now been moved further into the centre of the vehicle. Stuart Pearce.
Class 131 parcels car 55015 passes through a wet Motherwell on the 26th February 1982. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 131 bubble car SC55015 sits amongst many Class 101 vehicles at Haymarket depot on the 12th June 1982. Chris Lings.
Originally 55015 but by this time numbered TDB977177, however in this 4/11/83 view at Glasgow Queen St it seems to only carry the number '1'! Hamish Stevenson.
977177 at Ardlui in the 1980s. Norman Smart.
Carrying a 'Scotty Dog' and the name 'SANDRA', sandite/route learner TDB977177 is seen at its home depot of Eastfield, circa 1984. Andrew McConnell.
Class 131 977177 is seen at Eastfield on 25.05.1986. It was converted from 55015, and was used as a route learning car. Andy Cole.