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
51639 - original number
55984 - from May-85 (parcels conversion)
Two Class 127 parcel units pass though Northampton on 2 May 1987. Lewis Bevan.
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.
Class 127 55984, set number 914, is seen inside the factory at Tyseley while undergoing repairs on 01.04.1989. This car was rebuilt from 51639, from a passenger car into a parcels carrying car, complete with roller doors. These sets normally kept to formation, but 55984's partner 55974 was scrapped early on, and on this day it was partnered with 55971. Andy Cole.
55979 with 55969 (and behind, out of sight are 55974 and 55984 and a BG). Taken at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.
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.
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.
ADB977191, 915 M55975 + M55985, M55969+M55968, 914 M55980 + M55984 and 911 M55970 + M55971 at Crewe Basford Hall on 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.