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Vehicle 55032 / 977842


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:

55032 - original number
977842 - from Dec-92 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977842

Sandite, later preserved then returned to passenger use From 12/92 to 2/94. Carried set number T007

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B132

Taken in the late 1970s 55032 leaves Bristol Temple Meads for Severn Beach. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: B132

On a day in the late 1970s 55032 arrives at Avonmouth. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 4th July 1976

Set number: B132

W55032 in Bath Spa station on the 4th July, 1976. Arnie Furniss.

DMU

Date: 2nd September 1979

Set number: B132

"Bubble Car" W55032 leaves Westbury on 2nd September 1979 with a service for Bristol. Semaphores are still in use at the east end of the station and the depot, seen in the background, is healthily stocked with classes 08, 37, 47 and 50. Syd Young.

DMU

Date: 12th February 1981

Set number: B132

55032 at Bristol Temple Meads on the 12th February 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 3rd December 1981

Set number: B132

A snowy scene at Stapleton Road with 55032 on the 3rd December 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 28th June 1984

Set number: C132

55032 at the front of a high density set leaving Cardiff on 28/6/84. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1986

Set number: TS032

55032 previously allocated to Canton and now transferred to Tyseley finds itself on Stourbridge Town shuttle services as it approaches Stourbridge Junction, 21/6/1986. Note the Welsh Dragon in the cab. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 12th July 1986

Class 121 55032 is seen at Tyseley not long after transfer fron Cardiff Canton. Note the Welsh dragon on the front on 12.07.1986. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 1987

Set number: TS082

55032, still with Valley Trains branding, at Stourbridge Town in 1987. The ex-C132 is about to work the 13:55 to Stourbridge Junction. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 24th January 1988

Set number: T032

Class 121 55032, set number T132, is seen stabled at Tyseley. It still retained the Welsh Dragon in this view on 24.01.1988. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: February 1990

55032 sits in platform 1 at Stourbridge Junction in Feb 1990 waiting it's next trip to Stourbridge Town. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 27th April 1991

Set number: 012

Tyseley allocated Pressed Steel Class 121 single car unit 55032, seen as we passed through Worcester Shrub Hill on board the the Class 20 Locomotive Society's "The Last Great Moose Hunt", 27th April 1991. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 11th May 1991

Set number: 012

Birmingham New Street on 11/5/91, 55032 has been added to the Class 108 on the 06:30 to Hereford to provide extra capacity. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 1992

Set number: 012

55032 is working with T402 when seen at Aston working the 12:28 Longbridge - Lichfield City. It was added to provide extra power, the 115 having a failed engine. Sometime in 1992. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 6th August 1992

Set number: 012

55032 with 55034 at Coventry with the 17:12 to Stoke, a rare working apparently, 6/8/92. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 21st August 1994

Set number: T007

977842 at Basford Hall open day, 21/8/94. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 28th August 1995

At an open day 55032 is present at Crewe Basford Hall on the 28th August 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 30th June 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 was hauled from LNWR Crewe to Cardiff Canton (where it's pictured) on Friday 30th June 2006 behind a Class 50 (049). Alexander Guy.

DMU

Date: 30th June 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 at Canton on 30/6/06. It had been delivered that day from LNWR Crewe. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 30th June 2006

Set number: 121032

The guards van of 55032. The box on the right contained much of the modern gadgetry essential for its return to traffic on the Cardiff Bay line. 30th June 2006. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 30th June 2006

Set number: 121032

View from No.1 end towards van. 55032 on 30/6/06. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 30th June 2006

Set number: 121032

Inside 55032 on 30/6/06, this is the view from the van to No.1 end. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 3rd July 2006

Set number: 121032

A Class 50 (049) hauled 55032 to the Vale of Glamorgan Railway at Barry on Monday 3rd July 2006, where it was handed over to D9521. The bubble was then started up, and driven around to Barry Island hauling the Class 14. It was on the line for ATW driver and guard familiarisation. Martin Sprigg.

DMU

Date: 18th August 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 at Cardiff Queen St on the morning of Friday 18th August 2006, it's first day back in traffic. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 at Cardiff Queen Street on the 16th September 2006. Phil Trotter.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 at Cardiff Bay, 16/09/06. Phil Trotter.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 seen departing for Cardiff Queen Street on the 16/09/06 while on Cardiff Bay duties. Phil Trotter.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2006

Set number: 121032

55032 rests in Cardiff Bay station, awaiting it's next trip to Cardiff Queen Street on 16/9/06. Phil Trotter.

DMU

Date: May 2007

Set number: 121032

55032 crossing the Old Glamorgan Canal Link to Cardiff Bute Docks on the Cardiff Queen Street - Bay (Bute Road) line in May '07. Chris Dawe.

DMU

Date: 24th October 2007

55032 is at Cardiff Queen Street on the Cardiff Bay shuttle 24th October 2007. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 24th October 2007

55032 waits to leave Cardiff Queen Street for Cardiff Bay on the 24th October 2007. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 24th October 2007

55032 has arrived at Cardiff Bay on the 24th October 2007. Ian Buck.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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