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Vehicle 51600 / 55979

Class 127

BR Diagram 588

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Rolls Royce 238hp
Transmission: Hydraulic
Lot Number: 30521
Diagram: 588

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51600 - original number
55979 - from Jul-85 (parcels conversion)



Date: 6th October 1985

Set number: 9

55979 with 55969 (and behind, out of sight are 55974 and 55984 and a BG). Taken at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.


Date: January 1990

Set number: 919

Class 127 parcels conversion 55979 seen after withdrawal at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.


Date: 26th May 1991

Set number: 919

Several parcels DMUs converted from former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 units stand forlornly withdrawn at Crewe Gresty Lane, with 55979 (formerly 51600) leading the line.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.


Date: February 1992

Class 127 parcels conversion M55979 at Snailwell in February 1992. Surface Stock.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 6th October 1985

Set number: 4

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.



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