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Vehicle 51627 / 55986


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:

51627 - original number
55986 - from Jun-85 (parcels conversion)

Images:

DMU

Date: 10th April 1988

Set number: 916

Class 127 55986, set number 916, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 10.04.1988. This was converted from 51627, and like all the others had roller doors fitted. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 11th June 1988

Set number: 916

Now in its second role, but originally built as 4 car units, is this 1959 Derby Suburban now a Chester allocated Class 127 DMU, set 916 (55986 + 55976). 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. Taken on the 11th June 1988 at Crewe. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 19th April 1989

Set number: 916

Converted Class 127 M55986 heads south past the site of Burton Latimer & Isham station on the 19th April 1989. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: January 1990

Class 127 parcels conversion 55986 seen after withdrawal at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 11th June 1988

Set number: 916

This 1959 Derby Suburban Class 127 DMU vehicle is now in its second role as a parcels unit, Chester allocated set 916 (55976 + 55986). This car 55976 was originally numbered 51625 and was later preserved. Taken at Crewe on the 11th June 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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