SC56299 is seen awaiting it's fate, stripped of all re-useable parts at Glasgow Works. Malcolm Clements.
55016 seen at Looe, date unknown. John Vaughan.
This appears to be a Class 122 bubble arriving, it'll be well packed if so. St. Erth station / unknown date. Steve Davies Collection.
W55017 at Looe on the 29th March 1967. Stuart Mackay Collection.
55011 at Kilmarnock, waiting to depart with the 1:58pm to Ayr, 10th June 1968. Hamish Stevenson.
A vintage view of the class 122 Stourbridge shuttle entering Stourbridge Junction in 1969. Stephen Burdett.
On a rainy day at Kilmarnock Class 122 55011 runs into the bay platform, probably on a service from (or to form a service to) Ayr. Already in the platform is 55000, still with a W prefix. There's no yellow on the cab side, so it's carrying blue livery with small yellow panel. Circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.
Class 122 55011 seen in Ayr station on a service from Kilmarnock, circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.
Class 122 55011 at Barassie, where the line from Kilmarnock joins the main Glasgow to Ayr line (thanks to "Mad Mac" for identifying the location). Circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.
Three Class 122 bubbles in three liveries in the bay platforms at Kilmarnock, circa 1969. At the time they were used on services to Ayr. 55011 is closest, the green unit on the left is 55013, behind is 55000 carrying blue livery with a small yellow panel. Stuart Rankin.
A class 122 single car waits to leave Stourbridge Town for Stourbridge Junction in 1969. This station was systematically vandalised over the years, with the canopy first to be removed. Then a new bus shelter and portakabin ticket office were erected where the running in board is. This enabled demolition of the remaining building. Since then the station has been relocated and a new transport interchange opened. The line used to be double here, with a nearby Signalbox controlling it and eventually they were converted to 2 single lines with the right hand one continuing down a fearsome gradient to a goods depot. Notoriety was gained during the 70s with the unit running through the stop blocks, the most serious being in 1977 when the front bogies dropped into Foster street. Fortunately it was Grand National Day and most of the good people of Stourbridge were backing their ggs! Stephen Burdett.
Three GRC&W Bubble Cars in Kilmarnock station, circa 1968/9. The nearest 55013 is still in green, the middle vehicle 55000 is in the early blue livery with small yellow panel, the furthest 55011 is in blue with full yellow ends. Stuart Rankin.
55000 at Barassie on the 5:15pm Ayr - Kilmarnock, 1/3/69. It's carrying an early version of rail blue livery. Hamish Stevenson.
The beautiful old Great Western Railway Birmingham Snow Hill station with a single car GRC&W dmu forming the shuttle train to Wolverhampton Low Level, Autumn 1969. Pete LG99.
A GRC&W bubble car is attached to the front of a Class 116 approaching Spring Road in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
975073 at Newport. This was a number carried erroneously by 975023, which dates this image as circa 1970. Tony Wilkins.
Now known as Handsworth, the Saturday only midday Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level single car leaves Handsworth & Smethwick in 1971. Snow Hill by now had 6 daily deps to Wolverhampton and 4 to Langley Green. 4 tracks are back in place with the Jewellery Line and the Metro. Stephen Burdett.
The Saturdays only 12.40 to Wolverhampton Low Level waits to leave the largest unstaffed halt in the world, resting in the murk of Birmingham Snow Hill. Only two platforms remained in use for 10 daily departures. Seven on a Saturday and none on Sundays! Stephen Burdett.
975023 about to pass Hinksey South signalbox, Oxford in 1971. Adrian Vaughan.
55015 seen at Stirling 14/5/71. The different tone of blue between the nearest cab door and the first 'passenger' door with a droplight signifies where body panels have been altered removing a window and making a double door. Through the cab windows we can see wire mesh has been fitted to the insides of the white painted windows. Hamish Stevenson.