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Vehicle 55007 / 977223


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

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

55007 - original number
977223 - from circ Mar-84 (departmental stock)

Department Use as TDB977223

Driver Training / Route Learner / Sandite From 12/83 to 1989.

Images:

DMU

Date: 16th March 1964

Set number: 105

W55007 with a matching GRC&W driver trailer leads a Swindon Cross-Country set on the 7.30am Leamington Spa (G) - Birmingham Snow Hill service seen at Solihill on March 16, 1964. The front of the set number in the window is unclear - perhaps 105. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: March 1979

Set number: 178

At Dundee one of the Scottish Region's small allocation of class 122 in March 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1979

Set number: 178

55007 is seen at Aberdeen Waterloo Goods Station while the BLS Waterloo & Buchan railtour on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1979

Set number: 178

Maud station taken from 55007 while working the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1979

Set number: 178

55007 in Maud station while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1979

Set number: 178

Photo time at Strichen station during a stop for 55007 on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1979

Set number: 178

SC55007 sits in Fraserburgh station on the 16th April 1979, while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour'. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1979

Set number: 178

The BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' in Fraseburgh station, formed of 55007, on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 23rd May 1981

Set number: 178

Sc55007 at Dundee with the 1.25pm to Arbroath, 23/5/81. It carries a 'Tayway' brand sticker on the front of the cab. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1981

Class 122 55007 passes the miniature railway at Arbroath in the Summer of 1981 with an Arbroath - Dundee local service. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 12th December 1981

Set number: 178

Gloucester RCW class 122 single car Sc55007, forming a 3 car rake with two class 101 cars, arrives at the spartan, and frosty, Balmossie Halt with 2A30 12:29 Dundee to Arbroath. Note the "Tayway" branding on the unit, which I believe was a local initiative to promote travel on the Perth-Dundee-Arbroath corridor in the early 80's. Balmossie Halt was part of the Dundee and Arbroath Joint line, eventually falling under the control of the Caledonian Railway with running rights granted to the rival North British Railway. An LMS era maroon enamel sign can be seen beside the rudimentary waiting room. 12th December 1981. Bruce Galloway.

DMU

Date: 19th November 1983

Set number: 407

SC55007 at Haymarket depot on 19/11/83 with 'Tayway' sticker on cab. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1984

Set number: 407

This 1984 Haymarket depot view contain sets 407 (presumably Class 122 55007) and Met-Camm set 101317 (possibly 53141). S Saunders.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 26th May 1958

Brand new W55006 and W55007 sit in the platform in Leamington Spa station ready to work the 9pm to Stratford-upon-Avon on Whit Monday, May 26th, 1958. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 1984

Set number: 107425

107425 on Haymarket depot in 1984, presumably with 51985 at the front. On the left is TDB977223. S Saunders.

DMU

Date: 27th January 1991

Out of use vehicles at Thornton in Fife on January 27, 1991. Closest is 59794, which wouldn't be officially withdrawn until the end of the year. It had been transferred on paper to Neville Hill but never moved there. At the far end of the line are 53187, 53179, 51453, 59113, 53424, TDB977223 and 59073. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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