Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30419
55004 at Willington, date unknown. Ian Francis.
Class 122 55004, set number T054, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. Andy Cole.
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.
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.
M55004 seen in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.
Class 115 power car 51674 leads class 122 55004 over Oakley viaduct with a Corby to Kettering service, January 30, 1988. Mike Dean.