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Vehicle 55025 / 977859


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:

55025 - original number
977859 - from Sep-93 (departmental stock)

Department Use as ADB977859

Sandite / Route Learner till 2000. Video Survey Unit for Balfour Beatty till 2004, then Route Learner again. Nicknamed 'Pandora' From 9/93 to ?. Carried set number 960011

Images:

DMU

Date: 2nd June 1973

55025 leads two class 120s on the 1125 Cardiff Crewe. I believe these bubble cars were added to the formation to improve the power weight ratio on the Marches services. Photographed at Bromfield north of Ludlow, June 2nd 1973. Andrew Cope.

DMU

Date: 20th July 1980

Set number: P125

W55025 inside St Blazey shed on the 20th July 1980. Andy Hoare.

DMU

Date: 9th April 1981

Set number: P125

P125 (55025) at Looe, 9th April 1981. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1981

Set number: P125

37 299 is down the line as W55025 sits in the platform at Coombe Junction on 16/4/81. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1981

Set number: P125

55025 at Par on the 16th April 1981 with a service to Newquay. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 16th April 1981

Set number: P125

55025 at Par with a Newquay service on 16th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1981

Set number: P125

55025 is seen arriving at Coombe Junction on the 17th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1981

Set number: P125

W55025 at Looe on the 17th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1981

Set number: P125

W55025 seen at Moorswater on the 17th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 17th April 1981

Set number: P125

55025 seen at St.Blazey on the 17th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 18th April 1981

Set number: P125

W55025 heads out of Coombe Junction on the 18th April 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 28th February 1987

Set number: L125

55025 on a main line stopping service at Reading on the 28th February 1987. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 5th November 1988

Set number: L125

55025 has arrived at the recently reopened Bicester Town from Oxford on the 5th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 5th November 1988

Set number: L125

55025 seen at Oxford on the 5th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 16th March 1989

Set number: L125

55025 sits in Paddington station on the 16th March 1989. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1994

Set number: L125

977859 (ex-55025) seen at Salisbury in 1994. John Law.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 960011

977859 at Bletchley TMD, date unknown. It seems to have a matching wagon! Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 17th May 2002

Set number: 960011

977859 at Littlehampton on 17/5/02. Steve Hodgson.

DMU

Date: 17th May 2002

Set number: 960011

977859 at Littlehampton on 17/5/02. Steve Hodgson.

DMU

Date: 17th November 2002

Set number: 960011

977859 at Littlehampton on 17/5/02. Steve Hodgson.

DMU

Date: 31st October 2003

Set number: 960011

The Balfour Beatty camera unit 977859 stabled at Aylesbury on the 31st October 2003. It was formerly 55025. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 9th August 2005

Set number: 960011

977859 is seen stabled in the sidings at the NRM, 9/8/05. Stuart Mackay.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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