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Vehicle 51639 / 55984


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:

51639 - original number
55984 - from May-85 (parcels conversion)

Images:

DMU

Date: 2nd May 1987

Set number: 914

Two Class 127 parcel units pass though Northampton on 2 May 1987. Lewis Bevan.

DMU

Date: 28th June 1987

Set number: 914

Class 127 55984, set number 914, is seen stabled outside the Factory at Tyseley on 28.06.1987. This was converted from 51639. Andy Cole.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

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.

DMU

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.

DMU

Date: 3rd October 1986

Set number: 915

Seen at Buxton on 3rd October 1986 in what is now in its second role, but originally built as 4 car units is this 1959 Derby Suburban now a Longsight allocated class 127 dmu set 915, 55985 (51617) + 55984 (51639). From new these units were almost exclusively used on the London St Pancras - Bedford services as 4-car units before being displaced in June 1983, in 1985 22 redundant power cars which had been stored at Carlisle were rebuilt to form 11 two car parcels units, car A was for Express Parcels and car B was for Newspapers, they lasted in service until 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 24th September 1989

ADB977191, 915 M55975 + M55985, M55969+M55968, 914 M55980 + M55984 and 911 M55970 + M55971 at Crewe Basford Hall on 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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