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Vehicle 55023


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

55023 was involved in the following incident(s):


26/10/89 - Taplow (near Maidenhead), WR

Derailment involving Class 121

Info from Peter Mullen and Martin Callaghan

A stone train became derailed and a staff passenger DMU struck one of the bogies which had become detached from a derailed wagon and was itself derailed. More Details.


Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

55023 is seen on the Henley-on-Thames branch. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 20th June 1970

The signalman waits to collect the token from the Class 121 at Caerau station on the 20th June 1970, the last day of passenger service between Bridgend and Cymmer. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th September 1979

Set number: L123

Crewe works on the 13th September 1979 sees W55023 in amongst Class 116/120 and Met-Camm vehicles. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th September 1979

Set number: L123

W55023 at Crewe Works on the 13th September 1979. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1981

Set number: L123

55023 at Henley on the 15th August 1981. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1981

Set number: L123

55023 at Twyford after arriving from Henley, 15th August 1981. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 24th December 1982

Set number: L123

Class 121 unit 55023 departs from Banbury with a local service for Oxford on Christmas Eve, 1982. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 1985

Set number: L123

55023 and a trailer car after arrival at Windsor and Eton Central in 1985. John Law.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L123

A very nice line up at Paddington, with 55023 closest. Undated. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: January 1988

Set number: L123

55023 leaves a smoky trail behind as it leaves Paddington on the rear of this formation in January 1988. MIke Cooper.

DMU

Date: 1990

Set number: L123

55023 at Southall, circa late 1990. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 1993

Set number: L123

55023 awaiting departure from Bedford with a Bletchley service, 1993. John Law.

DMU

Date: 1993

Set number: L123

W55023 at Bletchley in 1993. John Law.

DMU

Date: 29th May 1993

Set number: L123

Towards the end of its working life, Pressed Steel class 121 W55023 was repainted in an approximation of its original livery. Here it is seen working a Bletchley to Bedford service near Lidlington on the 29th May 1993. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1993

Set number: L123

Bubble car 55023 enters Stewartby with a service for Bletchley, 5th June 93. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 30th July 1993

Set number: L123

Retro green 55023 at Bletchley on the 30th July 1993. Mark Fletcher.

DMU

Date: 19th January 1994

Set number: L123

The 13.50 Bletchley-Bedford arrives at Lidlington on 19 January 1994. The train is formed by Class 121 no. 55023 (in green livery) with Class 117 set L709 (51344/51386). Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: March 1994

Set number: L123

Retro-green bubble 55023 at Forders Sidings, Stewartby's outer distant on the Marston Vale line, in March 1994. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: March 1994

Set number: L123

55023 is working a Marston Vale line service when seen at Millbrook in March 1994. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 26th November 1994

Set number: L123

55023 calls at the little halt of Kempston Hardwick on the 26th November 1994. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 26th November 1994

Set number: L123

55023 seen at Stewartby on the 26th November 1994. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1995

Set number: L123

Retro-green 55023 in Bedford Midland Road, 1995. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 29th March 1995

Set number: L123

On a murky day 55023 waits departure to Bedford at Bletchley on the 29th March 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: August 1996

Set number: L123

Retro-green 55023 with a NSE-liveried classmate at Bletchley in August 1996. Surface Stock.

DMU

Date: 12th October 1996

Set number: L123

Class 121 no. 55023 displayed at Bedford Open Day on October 12, 1996. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: May 1999

Set number: L123

The Bletchley - Bedford line employed vintage class 121 single units in the late 1990s pending replacement by class 150s. Here is 55023 in the branch platform at Bletchley in May 1999. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: May 1999

Set number: L123

Class 121 55023 waits departure for Bletchley from Bedford Midland in May 1999. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: March 2000

Set number: L123

In March 2000 55023 worked the shuttle service to Chesham as part of the "Steam on the Met". Here at Chalfont & Latimer. Ian Buck.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

A Class 121 (possibly 55023) sits in Henley-on-Thames. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1992

Set number: L127

55027 as part of a 'double bubble' set with 59519 & 55023. Seen at Paddington after arriving on the 12:48 from Slough, 17th April 1992. Gazza Prescott.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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