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Vehicle 55004

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



Date: 17th August 1965

Set number: 102

On August 17, 1965 M55004 is at the front of a Derby suburban set at Lapworth after terminating with the 5.52pm ex-Birmingham Snow Hill. Michael Mensing.


Date: unknown

55004 at Willington, date unknown. Ian Francis.


Date: 7th December 1985

Set number: TS054

Class 122 55004, set number T054, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. Andy Cole.


Date: 16th April 1987

Almost 21 years to the day since Corby station had closed in 1966, rail services were reinstated. Trains shuttled between Kettering and Corby, provided by dmus based at Bletchley and operated by Network SouthEast. Initially there were two Gloucester RCW class 122 "bubble cars" dedicated to the service, embellished with the Corby coat of arms. Here, in the first week of service, M55004 climbs out of Kettering with an afternoon train on 16/4/87. New signals are in place but there are still four tracks, a situation that will change at the end of 1987. The "Jockloper" lasted barely more than three years, though in 2008 a more permanent service again re-connected Corby to the outside world. Mike Dean.


Date: 9th May 1987

On May 9, 1987, a month after the passenger service to Corby had been re-instated, Class 122 55004 takes a full load past Corby North box (south of Corby station!) on its way to Kettering and connection with the outside world. Mike Dean.


Date: April 1988

M55004 seen in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.

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Date: 30th January 1988

Class 115 power car 51674 leads class 122 55004 over Oakley viaduct with a Corby to Kettering service, January 30, 1988. Mike Dean.



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