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Vehicle 55022 / 977873


Class 121

BR Diagram 512

Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30518
Diagram: 512

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

55022 - original number
977873 - from Sep-93 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB977873

Sandite / Route Learner From 9/93 to ?. Carried set number 960014

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

55022 at Twyford, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 on the Henley Branch in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 arriving at Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 seen on the Henley Branch in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 on the Henley Branch in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 at Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 sitting in Henley-on-Thames station in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 departs from Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 departs from Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 at Shiplake in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 heads out of Shiplake in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 seen at Shiplake in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th August 1979

Set number: L122

Coupled to a driving trailer 55022 is seen at Windsor & Eton Central on the 13th August 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 11th December 1979

Set number: L122

Working the Marlow Donkey 55022 arrives at Bourne End on the 11th December 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 11th December 1979

Set number: L122

55022 on the Marlow Donkey waits to return to Maidenhead from Marlow on the 11th December 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 28th December 1980

Set number: L123

In the last of the evening light 55022 takes the Greenford branch at West Ealing on the 28th December 1980. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1982

Set number: L122

55022 at West Ealing on the 7th August 1982. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 at Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 in the bay platform at Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 at Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 has the signal to leave Greenford, taken on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 heads away from Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 at Ealing Broadway, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 heads out of Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 arriving at Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 heading out of Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: January 1988

Set number: L122

55022 is at the rear of a 2-car 101 3x 121 formation leaving Paddington in January 1988. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 26th January 1988

Set number: 122

55022 besides another number 22 at Paddington, 26/1/88. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 29th January 1988

Set number: 122

From left to right - 54070 (L201), 55022 (carrying set number 122), 55027 and 55020 at Reading on the 29th January 1988. The bubbles are each carrying a different livery. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 9th November 1988

Set number: L122

55022 arrives at South Greenford on the 9th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 20th November 1988

Set number: L122

In the bay platform at greenford 55022 waits to return to Ealing Broadway on the 20th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1st March 1990

Set number: L122

L122 (55022) seen on the Acton main line in pre-electrification days. It is working the Paddington - Greeford shuttle on the 1st March 1990. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 4th August 1990

Set number: L122

Class 121 55022, set number L122, is seen approaching Paddington on 04.08.1990. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1992

Set number: L122

55022 coupled to set L413 (on which one engine had failed) at Ealing Broadway, on the 15:52 Paddington - Slough 7/8/92. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 29th October 1999

Working the shuttle to Aylesbury 55022 awaits departure from Princes Risborough on the 29th October 1999. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 25th August 2003

Set number: 960014

977873 stabled at Aylesbury, 25/8/03. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 25th August 2003

Set number: 960014

977873 at Aylesbury, 25/8/03. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 31st October 2003

Set number: 960014

The former 55022, 977873 is stabled at Aylesbury on 31 October 2003. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 6th November 2004

Set number: 960014

At Aylesbury on the 6th November 2004 was Pressed Steel bubble 977873, the former 55022, freshly painted into Blue / Grey. It carries the text "Chiltern Railways - Serving Stratford from December 12th" on the side. Roger Marks.

DMU

Date: January 2007

Set number: 960014

977873 in the siding next to Aylesbury station, January 2007. Fred Clark.

DMU

Date: January 2007

Set number: 960014

977866 faces 977873 in the sidings at Aylesbury, January 2007. Fred Clark.

DMU

Date: 26th February 2008

Set number: 960014

Class 121 977873, set number 960 014, is seen at Birmingham New Street in BR blue and grey livery on route learning duty for Wrexham and Shropshire Railway on 26.02.2008. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

Now carrying the text "training the team' on it's bodyside, W977873 is seen at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

977873 at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

The cab decals carried by 977873 when seen at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

W977873's number and Aylesbury depot sticker, caught at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: 427

W51407 and W55022 at Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: 427

W51407 at the front of set 427 arriving into Ealing Broadway station on February 21, 1987. In the distance is 55022. Malcolm Clements.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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