Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Rolls Royce 238hp
Lot Number: 30521
51600 - original number
55979 - from Jul-85 (parcels conversion)
55979 with 55969 (and behind, out of sight are 55974 and 55984 and a BG). Taken at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.
Class 127 parcels conversion 55979 seen after withdrawal at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.
Several parcels DMUs converted from former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 units stand forlornly withdrawn at Crewe Gresty Lane, with 55979 (formerly 51600) leading the line. Seen on 26/May/1991, some component recovery has taken place prior to their dispatch for scrap, mainly the removal of doors. Three of these units escaped and were preserved. Robert Chilton.
Class 127 parcels conversion M55979 at Snailwell in February 1992. Surface Stock.
55974 and 55984 are led by 55979 with 55969 (out of sight) and are hauling a BG when seen at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.