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Vehicle 59609

Class 127

BR Diagram 589

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Lot Number: 30522
Diagram: 589

59609 was involved in the following incident(s):

8/11/77 - Napsbury, LMR

Collision involving Class 127 / Class 127

Info from Peter Mullen

A set (5C26) travelling from Bedford to St. Pancras collided at about 40mph with the rear of a St. Albans to St. Pancras empty coaching stock train (2C65) which was standing at a signal. The collision resulted in the derailment of the two leading coaches of the passenger train as well as the rear coach of the empty stock train. The driver, guard and two passengers in the passenger train were injured and taken to hospital. Both trains were 4-car Class 127 DMUs comprising of vehicles 51626, 59609, 59643 and 51641 (5C26) and 51617, 59617, 59631 and 51601 (2C65) respectively. The accident was a result of the signalman forgetting about the stationary train at the St. Albans Up Slow Starting Signal and instructing the driver of the passenger train to pass the St. Albans Inner Home signal at Danger into an already occupied section.

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Date: 23rd January 1993

Set number: T326

51131-59609-51331 (T326) at Lichfield TV with the 13:30 to New St, 23rd January 1993. Gazza Prescott.


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