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Vehicle 55021 / 977723


Class 121

BR Diagram 512

Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30518
Diagram: 512

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

55021 - original number
977723 - from Nov-91 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977723

Sandite / Route Learner From 11/91 to @2011. Carried set number 960021

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L121

55021 and DTS at Maidenhead. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L121

55021 and 56289 wait to depart from Marlow. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L121

55021 and 56289 at Marlow. Undated. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 11th December 1979

Set number: L121

In the bay at Slough 55021 waits to depart for Windsor on the 11th December 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: April 1980

Set number: L121

55021 calls at South Greenford Halt in April 1980. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L121

Class 121 55021 at Marlow. Circa 1984. Nicky Reason.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L121

In April 1988 55021 leaves Drayton Green for Ealing Broadway. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: April 1988

Set number: L121

55021 prepares to return to Greenford from Ealing Broadway in April 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1st September 1988

Set number: 121

55021 sitting at Bicester Town in the 1st September 1988, having arrived with the 17:32 from Oxford. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1st September 1988

Set number: 121

Bicester Town on the 1st September 1988, 55021 had arrived on the 17:32 from Oxford. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 9th November 1988

Set number: L121

At Castlebar Park 55021 halts. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 25th June 1994

977723 is carrying North London Lines markings when seen at Bletchley TMD on the 25th June 1994. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 16th May 1995

Set number: L121

Now in departmental service the former 55021 is berthed at Bletchley Depot on 16th May 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1999

Set number: 121021

The DMU roads at Bletchley contain route learner 977723 (121 021) in Railtrack colours and 117 724 amongst many others in the 1999 view. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 21st April 2003

Set number: 960021

977723 at Aylesbury, with 977858 behind. 21st April 2003. Colin Cooke.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960021

977723 was sent to Birmingham Tyseley Museum for an assessment of repairs required before the 2004 leaf fall season. Seen there on the 23rd September 2004. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960021

977723 at Birmingham Railway Museum (Tyseley) on the morning of the 23rd September 2004. It's in the company of 977858 and the newly converted water jetting train centre car 977992. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960021

The mid-section of 977723 at Birmingham Railway Museum at Tyseley on 23/9/04. The engine on this side is missing one of the rocker covers and the sandite containers can be seen through the windows above 'Railtrack'. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 27th October 2004

Set number: 960021

977723 arrives at Hatton station at lunchtime on the 27th October 2004, where it was held be a red light before heading out towards Leamington Spa. Clive Hanley.

DMU

Date: 27th October 2004

Set number: 960021

977723 at Hatton station at lunchtime on the 27th October 2004, where it was held be a red light before heading out towards Leamington Spa. Note the Regional Railways door. Clive Hanley.

DMU

Date: 27th October 2004

Set number: 960021

977723 at Hatton station at lunchtime on the 27th October 2004, where it was held be a red light before heading out towards Leamington Spa. Clive Hanley.

DMU

Date: 27th October 2004

Set number: 960021

977723 departs Hatton station towards Leamington Spa at lunchtime on the 27th October 2004, after it had been held at a red light. Clive Hanley.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L289

56289 and 55021 at Marlow. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 24th March 1979

Set number: L284

56284 and 55021 depart from Windsor on the 24th March 1979. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 23rd January 1988

Set number: L127

On the 23rd January 1988 triple bubble formation W55027, 55020 and 55021 are seen at Oxford. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 1st May 1999

Four bubbles at Bletchley on the 1st May 1999. From left to right: 977723, 55031, 55027 & 55029. Note the number on Silverlink 55027 is missing the final two digits. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 21st April 2003

977723 (left) faces 977858 (right) at Aylesbury, 21/4/03. Colin Cooke.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960010

977858 in the company of 977723 at Birmingham Railway Museum, 23/9/04. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960010

977858 and 977723 at Birmingham Railway Museum, 23/9/04. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960301

Water-jet conversion 977992 at Birmingham Railway Museum beside 977723 on the 23rd September 2004. It was collected that day by 977858 and taken to Aylesbury. Stuart Mackay.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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