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Vehicle 55034 / 977828


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:

55034 - original number
977828 - from Oct-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB977828

Sandite From 10/92 to 6/96. Carried set number T004

Images:

DMU

Date: April 1975

Set number: B134

55034 leaning around a curve on the Bridport branch, working the 10:35 ex-Maiden Newton in April 1975. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 4th April 1975

Set number: B134

55034 at Bridport on the 4th April 1975. Neil Cannon.

DMU

Date: 28th July 1976

Set number: B134

Taken with my first camera 55034 is seen at Severn Beach on the 28th July 1976. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 6th November 1978

Set number: L134

55034 on the Windsor shuttle at Slough on the 6th November 1978. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 2nd January 1980

Set number: L134

55034 and 56284 at Iver on the 2nd January 1980. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 18th April 1984

Set number: L134

55034 takes the place of a 117 power car in this nine-car formation arriving into Southall on April 18, 1984. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 22nd April 1984

55034 at Southall R.C. on the 22nd April 1984. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 4th October 1987

Set number: TS034

M55034 seen at Tyseley during an open day on the 4th October 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 24th January 1988

Set number: T134

Class 121 55034, set number T134 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 24.01.1988. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: T014

55034 as at the head of a triple bubble formation, the cab of 55033 is adjacent. At Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working, undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: 29th August 1989

Set number: T134

Class 121 55034, set number T134, is seen departing Nuneaton for Stafford on 29.08.1989. Today these services are provided by a 4 car Class 350 working from Crewe to Euston. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 29th August 1989

Set number: T134

Class 121 55034, set number T134, is seen approaching Nuneaton with a service from Stafford on 29.08.1989. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 7th June 1991

Set number: T014

55034 at Stourbridge Junction having arrived with the 12:05 from Stourbridge Town, 7/6/91. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 13th June 1992

Set number: T014

55034 working with T038 at Hereford, providing extra capacity on the 15:30 ex-Birmingham New St., 13/6/92. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: February 1995

Set number: T034

West Midlands bubble 55034 stabled out of service at Tyseley Depot in February 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 19th April 2016

Set number: 121034

55034 in Aylesbury station after arriving with the 17.00 Princes Risborough to Aylesbury service on April 19, 2016. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 19th April 2016

Set number: 034

Class 121 bubble 55034 arrives into Princes Risborough empty stock from Aylesbury on April 19, 2016, in readiness for 2 return trips from Princes Risborough, the first departing at 17.00. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 1st May 2017

Set number: 121034

Class 121 "Bubble Car" 121 034 at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road, on a shuttle service from Aylesbury - 1 May 2017. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 15th May 2017

Set number: 121034

Class 121 no 55034 at Aylesbury working the 16.39 shuttle to Princes Risborough on 15 May 2017. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 15th May 2017

Set number: 121034

Class 121 no 55034 at Aylesbury with 2Z97 16.39 to Princes Risborough during the last week of operation of Class 121 single unit DMUs on 15 May 2017. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 15th May 2017

Set number: 121034

Class 121 no 55034 at Princes Risborough ready to work the 2A50 18.06 to Aylesbury on 15 May 2017. The last two Class 121 DMUs, which worked on this service during M-F peak periods, were due to be withdrawn after Friday 19 May 2017. They were the last survivors still working on UK mainlines of the hundred of "first generation" DMUs. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 15th May 2017

Set number: 121034

Class 121 no 55034 at Princes Risborough ready to work the 2A50 18.06 to Aylesbury on 15 May 2017. The last two Class 121 DMUs, which worked on this service during M-F peak periods,were due to be withdrawn after Friday 19 May 2017. Lewis Bevan.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 2nd January 1980

Set number: L284

56284 and 55034 at Iver on the 2nd January 1980. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 25th September 1982

Set number: L286

Class 121 driver trailer 56286 is working with bubble car 55034 when seen in Didcot station on the 25th September 1982. Jerry Glover.

DMU

Date: 26th October 1987

Set number: TS233

Recently transferred from Lincoln to Tyseley, set T233 (54024 + 53039) is seen at Llandrinod Wells with 55034 on the rear. They are working the 10:42 Shrewsbury - Llandovery service on October 26th, 1987. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: unknown

55033 is seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby work, date unknown. The blue vehicle is probably 975540, unseen is 55034. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: unknown

A triple bubble formation seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working. Identifiable cars are 55033 (Midline) and T014 / 55034 (blue grey). Undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: unknown

A triple bubble formation, seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working. Identifiable cars are 55033 (Midline) and T014 / 55034 (blue grey), the rail blue vehicle is probably 975540. Undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: unknown

A triple bubble formation, seen at Blythe Bridge on a Crewe - Derby working. Identifiable cars are 55033 (midline) and T014 / 55034 (blue grey). Undated. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: 6th August 1992

Set number: 012

55032 with 55034 at Coventry with the 17:12 to Stoke, a rare working apparently, 6/8/92. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 15th May 2017

Set number: 121020

Class 121 no 121020 (55020) and diesel shunter “Lesley” on Aylesbury depot on 15 May 2017, during the last week of Class 121 operation. 55020 was being used by Chiltern Railways as a spare unit to deputise for 121034 (55034). "Lesley" is a 0-6-0DH built by Ruston and Hornsby in 1963 - works number 468043. It is allocated the TOPS number 01509. Lewis Bevan.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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