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Vehicle 55024 / 977858


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:

55024 - original number
977858 - from Sep-93 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977858

Sandite / Route Learner From 9/93 to ?. Carried set number 960010

55024 was involved in the following incident(s):


23/1/74 - Pontypool Rd, WR

Derailment involving Class 120 / Class 121

Info from Peter Mullen

A Cardiff to Crewe train became derailed on catch points near Pontypool Road while working wrong line to pass a failed freight train. More Details.


Images:

DMU

Date: 21st June 1969

Set number: 124

55024 at Loudwater on the Bourne End branch with the 16:00 from High Wycombe, June 21, 1969. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 21st June 1969

Set number: 124

55024 at High Wycombe while on Bourne End branch services, June 21 1969. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 1977

Set number: L124

55024 at West Ealing in 1977. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 30th December 1978

Set number: L124

Departing Slough for Windsor 55024 on 30th December 1978. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 26th June 1980

Set number: L124

Plain blue 55024 pushes it's blue/ grey DTS out of Kings Sutton on 26/6/80. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 3rd August 1985

Set number: L124

55024 arrives at Catlebar Park on the 3rd August 1985. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 10th April 1986

Set number: L124

55024 at Reading on a Reading - Paddington service, 10th April 1986. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 22nd August 1987

55024 Class 121 is seen stabled at Reading on 22.08.1987 not long after repainting into BR blue and grey livery. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 24th October 1987

Set number: 124

W55024 at Paddington on the 24th October 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 30th October 1987

Set number: L124

55024 is standing in for a Class 117 power car, working with 59511 and 51401 when seen departing from Slough on the 30th October 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: January 1988

Set number: L124

55024 is on the rear of a 3-car 101 / 121 / 121 formation leaving Paddington in January 1988. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 30th August 1988

Set number: 124

W55024 seen at Didcot on the 16:43 Oxford - Didcot, 30th August 1988. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: January 1990

Set number: L124

55024 / L124 departs from Ealing Broadway with an Eastbound service in January 1990. John McIntyre.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1992

Set number: L124

55024 heads a bubble car /117 centre car (59498) / bubble car (55029) formation, arriving at Paddington with the 11:03 from Maidenhead, 17th April 1992. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 19th March 1994

Set number: L124

977858 at Old Oak Common open day, 19th March 1994. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 19th March 1994

Set number: L124

The Aylesbury depot duck logo under the number of the former 55024, seen at Old Oak Common open day on the 19th March 1994. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 19th March 1994

Set number: L124

977858 (ex-55024) seen at Old Oak Common open day on the 19th March 1994. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 30th May 1994

977858 at Aylesbury on 30/5/94. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: circa September 1995

Set number: L124

977858 in Aylesbury depot circa September 1995. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: December 1995

Set number: L124

Route Learner / sandite vehicle 977858 at High Wycombe, circa December 1995. Note the cab partition has been removed behind the two leftmost windows to aid route learning. Location unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.

DMU

Date: 4th December 2001

Set number: 960010

977858 passing through Amersham, returning to Aylesbury, on the 4th December 2001. Colin Cooke.

DMU

Date: 4th December 2001

Set number: 960010

977858 passing through Amersham, returning to Aylesbury, on the 4th December 2001. Colin Cooke.

DMU

Date: unknown

977858 stabled at Aylesbury. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 21st April 2003

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

DMU

Date: 25th August 2003

977858 stabled at Aylesbury on the 25th August 2003. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 6th March 2004

Set number: 960010

With the set number carried in the center cab window, 977858 is seen at Derby on the 6th March 2004. Graham Turner.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960010

977858 seen at Birmingham Railway Museum on 23rd September 2004, where it was sent to bring back the newly converted water jetting centre car. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 23rd September 2004

Set number: 960010

977858 at Birmingham Railway Museum on a rainy 23/9/04. Stuart Mackay.

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 November 2004

Set number: 960010

Showing off the shoebeam fitted in summer 2004 to carry the tripcock for operation on the Metropolitan line between Harrow and Amersham, 977858 is seen at Marylebone on the 23rd November 2004. Laurence Milner.

DMU

Date: January 2007

Set number: 960010

977858 in the sidings at Aylesbury, January 2007. Fred Clark.

DMU

Date: 15th January 2007

Sitting in the sidings at Aylesbury station, 15/1/07 beside 975042. Fred Clark.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 21st June 1969

Set number: 120

55020 passes 55024 (set 124) at Bourne End on the Marlow branch, June 21st 1969. 55024 on the left is on the 14:57 shuttle to High Wycombe, 55020 has arrived from Maidenhead, after reversing it will continue to Marlow. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

977722 and 977858 at Aylesbury depot. Date unknown. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 960002

977722, 977858 and a Class 117 power car (51411?) at Aylesbury. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 29th October 1999

Set number: L124

the former 55024, now 960010, seen at Aylesbury Depot on the 29th October 1999. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 2nd April 2003

Set number: 121020

55020 at Princes Risborough on delivery run, 2nd April 2003, attached to 977858. Roger Marks.

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 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: 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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