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Vehicle 55029 / 977968


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:

55029 - original number
977968 - from Feb-02 (departmental stock)

Department Use as 977968

Camera Unit (Eurailscout GB) From 2/02 to ?.

Images:

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

55029 at Crediton on 12/9/70. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

The guard walks back to his van on 55029 at North Tawton on 12/9/70. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

Station activity with 55029 sitting in the platform at North Tawton on 12/9/70. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

55029 awaits departure from North Tawton on the 12th September 1970. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

Okehampton on the 12th September 1970, with 55029 sitting in the platform. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

55029 at Okehampton on 12/9/70. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

55029 has Exeter on its destination blind when seen at Sampford Courtenay on 12/9/70. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

A couple of passengers have alighted from 55029 at Sampford Courtenay on 12/9/70. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 12th September 1970

Set number: 129

55029 awaits departure from Yeoford on the 12th September 1970. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 129

55029 and 55027 at Looe. Date unknown, but in the period 1969-72. Stuart Rankin.

DMU

Date: 7th July 1976

Set number: L129

55029 approaches Bourne End from Marlow, 7th July 1976. 54A South Dock.

DMU

Date: 1977

Set number: L129

55029 working with a Class 117 set seen at Twyford in 1977. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L129

55029 seen at Ivor. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 26th July 1980

Set number: L129

55029 and 55028 are seen at Southall on the 26th July 1980. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 15th August 1981

Set number: L128

55028 at Marlow, 15th August 1981. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 16th September 1983

Set number: L129

Pressed Steel vehicles at Paddington on the 16th September 1983. 55029 is attached to 51356. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 8th April 1986

Set number: L129

55029 at Paddington on the 8th April 1986, about to leave on an ECS to Southall. Paul Moxon.

DMU

Date: 18th November 1987

Set number: L129

Class 121 55029 sandwiched between 50 015 'Valiant' and 31466 at Old Oak Common on the evening of 18/11/1987. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 27th November 1987

Set number: L129

55029 is one of the vehicles seen in this formation at Didcot, 27th November 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 27th October 1988

Set number: 129

55029 at Paddington on October 27th, 1988. Rex Holt.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: L129

55029 is a Class 117 power car stand in, working with 59495 + 51409, on the 12:48 Slough - Paddington at Hayes & Harlington. Undated. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: 9th November 1991

Set number: L129

55029 as a 117 power car stand-in, working with 59514 + 51362 (L424). Seen after arriving at Reading on the 19:15 from Paddington, 9/11/91. Gazza Prescott.

DMU

Date: April 1992

Set number: L129

At Clapham Junction together with another class 121 sister 55029 is working the "Kenny Belle" to Kensington Olympia in April 1992. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 13th February 1995

Set number: L129

55029 on the Bletchley service at Bedford on the 13th February 1995. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: October 1995

Set number: L129

In October 1995 55029 is seen at Willesden Junction working the West London service to Clapham Junction. A far cry from the level of service seen today! Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 31st January 1997

Set number: L129

Working the Sudbury branch on the 31st December 1997 55029 waits at Marks Tey. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 31st December 1997

Set number: L129

55029 crosses the viaduct at Chappel and Wakes Cole on the 31st December 1997 whilst working the Sudbury branch. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 31st December 1997

Set number: L129

For a short time to cover a shortage of "modern" dmus a class 121 was used on the Marks Tey to Sudbury line. 55029 is seen at Sudbury on 31st December 1997. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 121029

55029 and 55027 at Bedford. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 1999

Set number: 121029

Three bubbles - 55029, 55031 and 55027 along with a stored Class 117 at Bletchley in 1999. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 17th February 1999

Set number: L129

Seen at Bletchley on the 17th February 1999 55029 on the Bedford service. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 14th April 1999

Set number: L129

55029 seen stabled at Bletchley Depot on the 14th April 1999. Ian Buck.

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: 13th August 1999

Set number: L129

55029 is at Upper Holloway unusually working the Gospel oak to Barking line on the 13th August 1999. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 121029

55029 with 55027 behind, seen at Bedford. Undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 2000

Set number: L129

The interior of 55029 on the 3rd February 2000. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 3rd February 2000

Set number: L129

The cab of 55029 on the 3rd February 2000. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 15th April 2000

Set number: 121029

55029 and 55027 head away from the camera between Kempston and Hardwick on 15/4/2000. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 15th April 2000

Set number: 121029

55027 and 55029 At Millbrook on 15/4/00. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 13th May 2000

Set number: 121029

Triple bubbles! 55029, 55027 & 55031 at Lidlington on 13th May 2000. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 121029

Silverlink liveried 121 029 inside Bletchley TMD, date unknown. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: 14th June 2000

Set number: 121029

"Double Bubbles" 55029 and 55031 at Soho on the 14th June 2000. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 23rd June 2000

Set number: 121029

Class 121 55029 MARSTON VALE, set number 121 029, is seen passing Washwood Heath on 23.06.2000 in Silverlink livery coupled with 55031 LESLIE CRABBE in Network South East livery. Andy Cole.

DMU

Date: unknown

977968 was formerly 55029, and in this view it was the Eurailscout GB camera unit. It's seen in Manchester Piccadilly at the Stockport end of platform 13. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2004

977968 at Swanwick on the Midland Railway Butterley, 16th September 2004. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2004

977968 at Swanwick on the Midland Railway Butterley, 16th September 2004. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2004

A close-up of the logo on 977968, taken at Swanwick on the Midland Railway Butterley, 16th September 2004. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2004

Logo details on 977968, taken at Swanwick on the Midland Railway Butterley, 16th September 2004. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 16th September 2004

977968 at Swanwick on the Midland Railway Butterley, 16th September 2004. Stuart Mackay.

DMU

Date: 12th June 2005

977968 (ex-55029) at Newton Abbot's Hackney Yard on Sunday 12th June 2005. Peter White.

DMU

Date: 12th June 2005

977968 (ex-55029) at Newton Abbot's Hackney Yard on Sunday 12th June 2005. Peter White.

DMU

Date: 12th June 2005

977968 (ex-55029) at Newton Abbot's Hackney Yard on Sunday 12th June 2005. Peter White.

DMU

Date: 12th June 2005

977968 (ex-55029) at Newton Abbot's Hackney Yard on Sunday 12th June 2005. Peter White.

DMU

Date: 12th June 2005

977968 (ex-55029) at Newton Abbot's Hackney Yard on Sunday 12th June 2005. Peter White.

DMU

Date: 12th June 2005

977968 (ex-55029) at Newton Abbot's Hackney Yard on Sunday 12th June 2005. Peter White.

DMU

Date: 29th January 2006

Now lacking the huge Eurailscout logos and camera gear, 977968 is seen at Rhiwbina (Coryton branch) on 29th January 2006. Tom Clift.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 127

Double bubble at Liskeard. Set number 127 means this should be 55027, the other is 129 (55029). Date unknown, but both were allocated to Plymouth 1968/69-72. Stuart Rankin.

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: 1993

Set number: 121031

55031 "Leslie Crabbe" in number 4 road at Bletchley in 1993, with 55029 on its left. Graham Baker.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 121027

55027 and 55029 at Bedford, undated. Robert Frise Collection.

DMU

Date: 2000

Silverlink and NSE bubble cars seen at Bescot in 2000. Both vehicles are named, so they are either 55027, 55029 or 55031. Simon Barnes.

DMU

Date: 15th April 2000

Set number: 121027

55027 and 55029 taken on the 15th April 2000 at Woburn Sands. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 13th May 2000

Set number: 121031

55031, 55027 and 55029 seen at Lidlington on 13/5/00. Greg Scott notes "The destination blind box shows HI. Presumably when the units were transferred to Great Eastern from Bletchley, the original blinds were removed to be replaced with Marks Tey/Sudbury. When the units were transferred back to Bletchley, the blinds weren't replaced. These units were subsequently transferred to Aylesbury Depot, where I noted that whoever left the message 'HI' did so with Panini football stickers!" Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 13th May 2000

Set number: 121031

Triple bubble formation 55031, 55027 and 55029 seen at Stewartby on 13th May 2000. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 14th June 2000

Set number: 121031

"Double Bubbles" 55031 and 55029 at Soho on the 14th June 2000. Ian McDonald.

DMU

Date: 26th June 2000

26.06.2000 Class 121 55031 LESLIE CRABBE is seen passing Washwood Heath in Network South East livery on a route learning train coupled with 55029. 55031 was later converted to 977976 and was used as part of the Severn Tunnel emergency train. Andy Cole.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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