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Vehicle 55022 / 977873


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:

55022 - original number
977873 - from Sep-93 (departmental stock)

Department Use as DB977873

Sandite / Route Learner From 9/93 to ?. Carried set number 960014

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

55022 at Twyford, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 on the Henley Branch in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 arriving at Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 seen on the Henley Branch in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 on the Henley Branch in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 at Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 sitting in Henley-on-Thames station in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 departs from Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 departs from Henley-on-Thames in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 at Shiplake in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 heads out of Shiplake in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1976

Set number: L122

55022 seen at Shiplake in March 1976. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 13th August 1979

Set number: L122

Coupled to a driving trailer 55022 is seen at Windsor & Eton Central on the 13th August 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 11th December 1979

Set number: L122

Working the Marlow Donkey 55022 arrives at Bourne End on the 11th December 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 11th December 1979

Set number: L122

55022 on the Marlow Donkey waits to return to Maidenhead from Marlow on the 11th December 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 28th December 1980

Set number: L123

In the last of the evening light 55022 takes the Greenford branch at West Ealing on the 28th December 1980. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1982

Set number: L122

55022 at West Ealing on the 7th August 1982. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 at Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 in the bay platform at Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 at Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 has the signal to leave Greenford, taken on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 heads away from Greenford, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 at Ealing Broadway, 21/2/87. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 heads out of Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 arriving at Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: L122

W55022 heading out of Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: January 1988

Set number: L122

55022 is at the rear of a 2-car 101 3x 121 formation leaving Paddington in January 1988. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 26th January 1988

Set number: 122

55022 besides another number 22 at Paddington, 26/1/88. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 29th January 1988

Set number: 122

From left to right - 54070 (L201), 55022 (carrying set number 122), 55027 and 55020 at Reading on the 29th January 1988. The bubbles are each carrying a different livery. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 9th November 1988

Set number: L122

55022 arrives at South Greenford on the 9th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 20th November 1988

Set number: L122

In the bay platform at greenford 55022 waits to return to Ealing Broadway on the 20th November 1988. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 1st March 1990

Set number: L122

L122 (55022) seen on the Acton main line in pre-electrification days. It is working the Paddington - Greeford shuttle on the 1st March 1990. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 4th August 1990

Set number: L122

Class 121 55022, set number L122, is seen approaching Paddington on 04.08.1990. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: 7th August 1992

Set number: L122

55022 coupled to set L413 (on which one engine had failed) at Ealing Broadway, on the 15:52 Paddington - Slough 7/8/92. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 29th October 1999

Working the shuttle to Aylesbury 55022 awaits departure from Princes Risborough on the 29th October 1999. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 25th August 2003

Set number: 960014

977873 stabled at Aylesbury, 25/8/03. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 25th August 2003

Set number: 960014

977873 at Aylesbury, 25/8/03. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 31st October 2003

Set number: 960014

The former 55022, 977873 is stabled at Aylesbury on 31 October 2003. S Gaskell.

DMU

Date: 6th November 2004

Set number: 960014

At Aylesbury on the 6th November 2004 was Pressed Steel bubble 977873, the former 55022, freshly painted into Blue / Grey. It carries the text "Chiltern Railways - Serving Stratford from December 12th" on the side. Roger Marks.

DMU

Date: January 2007

Set number: 960014

977873 in the siding next to Aylesbury station, January 2007. Fred Clark.

DMU

Date: January 2007

Set number: 960014

977866 faces 977873 in the sidings at Aylesbury, January 2007. Fred Clark.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

Now carrying the text "training the team' on it's bodyside, W977873 is seen at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

977873 at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

The cab decals carried by 977873 when seen at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.

DMU

Date: 28th June 2008

Set number: 960014

W977873's number and Aylesbury depot sticker, caught at Tyseley on 28/6/08. Daniel Adkins.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: 427

W51407 and W55022 at Ealing Broadway on the 21st February 1987. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 21st February 1987

Set number: 427

W51407 at the front of set 427 arriving into Ealing Broadway station on February 21, 1987. In the distance is 55022. Malcolm Clements.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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