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Vehicle 55000


Class 122

BR Diagram 539

Builder: GRC&W
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30419
Diagram: 539

Images:

DMU

Date: 1st March 1969

55000 at Barassie on the 5:15pm Ayr - Kilmarnock, 1/3/69. It's carrying an early version of rail blue livery. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 158

SC55000 is substituting for a Class 116 power car in this formation through Princes St Gardens, circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 158

SC55000 is working as part of a Class 116 set passing through Princes Street Gardens circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: July 1978

Class 122 bubble car 55000 is seen on Haymarket depot, July 1978. Alan Rintoul.

DMU

Date: 15th April 1981

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.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1981

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.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1981

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.

DMU

Date: 14th July 1984

55000 is sandwiched between classmates 55011 (left) and 55002 (right) at Haymarket depot on the 14th July 1984. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 7th December 1985

Set number: TS050

Class 122 M55000, set number T050, is seen at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 07.12.1985. Note the M is a suffix rather than a prefix! Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 4th October 1987

M55000 seen through Class 116 53064 in Vic Berrys yard, Leicester. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 20th December 1987

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.

DMU

Date: 14th September 1991

55000 at Exeter St. Davids on 14/9/91, attached to other vehicles. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 122100

Bubble car 55000 - and another behind - in the Looe branch platform at Liskeard. Undated, early 1990s. John Law.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: circa 1969

On a rainy day at Kilmarnock Class 122 55011 runs into the bay platform, probably on a service from (or to form a service to) Ayr. Already in the platform is 55000, still with a W prefix. There's no yellow on the cab side, so it's carrying blue livery with small yellow panel. Circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.

DMU

Date: circa 1969

Three Class 122 bubbles in three liveries in the bay platforms at Kilmarnock, circa 1969. At the time they were used on services to Ayr. 55011 is closest, the green unit on the left is 55013, behind is 55000 carrying blue livery with a small yellow panel. Stuart Rankin.

DMU

Date: unknown

Three GRC&W Bubble Cars in Kilmarnock station, circa 1968/9. The nearest 55013 is still in green, the middle vehicle 55000 is in the early blue livery with small yellow panel, the furthest 55011 is in blue with full yellow ends. Stuart Rankin.

DMU

Date: 28th August 1979

Met-Camm ex-buffet SC59577 departing from Edinburgh Waverley in a set which also has bubble 55000. 28th August 1979. Basil Hancock.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1981

Set number: 101365

50245 leads 59053, 50239 and 55000 on the "Farewell to Brechin" railtour seen on the outskirts of Brechin on the 2nd May 1981. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1981

Set number: 101365

50245 leads 59053, 50239 and 55000 on the "Farewell to Brechin" railtour seen near Brechin on the 2nd May 1981. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 14th July 1984

Set number: 402

Sc55002 is seen stabled at Haymarket on the 14th July 1984. To it's left is 55000. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 14th July 1984

Set number: 411

Sc55011 sits in front of Sc55000 and Sc55002 at Haymarket on 14/7/84. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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