Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Lot Number: 30523
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.
Class 127 59631 centre trailer car is seen at Tyseley on 22.02.1986 still in all over BR blue livery. These Class 127 trailers were transferred to Tyseley to replace Class 116 centre cars which still contained asbestos. Andy Cole.
Class 127 centre car M59631 at Snailwell on February 21, 1992. Surface Stock.