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Class 122 Gloucester RC&W Single / 2-car DMUs


Class 122 DMU images identified by Vehicle No.


55000

122 DMU

1st March 1969

55000 at Barassie on the 5:15pm Ayr - Kilmarnock, 1/3/69. It's carrying an early version of rail blue livery. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

Set: 158

SC55000 is substituting for a Class 116 power car in this formation through Princes St Gardens, circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

Set: 158

SC55000 is working as part of a Class 116 set passing through Princes Street Gardens circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

July 1978

Class 122 bubble car 55000 is seen on Haymarket depot, July 1978. Alan Rintoul.


122 DMU

15th April 1981

55000 ready to leave Dundee with a Perth service on April 15th, 1981. A Met-Camm set including 59045 is at its side. Arnie Furniss.


122 DMU

2nd May 1981

55000 working the a last train to Brechin special (1Z17) from Edinburgh, seen on the outskirts of Brechin. With 50239, 59053 and 50245 on 2/5/81. The bubble was detached at Dundee. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

2nd May 1981

Class 122 55000 at the head of the "Farewell to Brechin" Railtour, 2/5/81. The bubble was added / detached at Dundee, the tour ran from Edinburgh with 50239 / 59053 and 50245. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

14th July 1984

55000 is sandwiched between classmates 55011 (left) and 55002 (right) at Haymarket depot on the 14th July 1984. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

7th December 1985

Set: TS050

Class 122 M55000, set number T050, is seen at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 07.12.1985. Note the M is a suffix rather than a prefix! Andy Cole.


122 DMU

4th October 1987

M55000 seen through Class 116 53064 in Vic Berrys yard, Leicester. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

20th December 1987

A 1958 Class 122 Gloucester built single car DMU, the first of a batch of 20 built, seen inside Vic Berrys scrapyard on 20th December 1987. This unit would come out again to run again in service for a good number of years, as it was here for asbestos removal, and would later enter preservation. Andrew J Crowther.


122 DMU

14th September 1991

55000 at Exeter St. Davids on 14/9/91, attached to other vehicles. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

Set: 122100

Bubble car 55000 - and another behind - in the Looe branch platform at Liskeard. Undated, early 1990s. John Law.

55002

122 DMU

3rd May 1978

Sc55002 is in the loco-hauled formation on the overnight service from Glasgow Queen Street (where pictured) to Inverness, on May 3rd 1978. In ex-works condition (with GG logo) it had just been transferred from Hamilton to Inverness. Arnie Furniss.


122 DMU

28th August 1978

55002 at Burghead on the 28th August 1978 with the "Fiddichburger" BLS railtour Norman Smart.


122 DMU

14th July 1984

Set: 402

Sc55002 is seen stabled at Haymarket on the 14th July 1984. To it's left is 55000. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

14th December 1985

Set: TS052

Class 122 55002, set number TS052, is seen outside the factory at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 14.12.1985. This was scrapped by Vic Berry in 1987. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

4th January 1986

Set: TS052

Class 122 55002, set number T052, is seen outside the factory at Tyseley from the plain end on 04.01.1986. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

25th September 1986

55002 and a companion sit in the sidings at Leamington Spa on 25th September 1986. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

November 1986

55002 is working the short lived Corby to Bedford service in November 1986 at Bedford. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

15th November 1986

Class 122 55002 is seen withdrawn at Tyseley on 15.11.1986. It had been stripped of useful parts and was waiting to go to Vic Berry's for scrapping. Andy Cole.

55003

122 DMU

1977

Set: TY050

M55003 - one of Tyseley's class 122 bubble cars - waits to leave Stourbridge Town for the 3 minute trip to Stourbridge Junction in 1977. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

14th September 1982

Set: TS050

Class 122 55003, set number TS050, is seen stabling at Saltley in all over BR blue livery on 14.09.1982. DMU's were never very common visitors to Saltley. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

15th March 1983

Set: TS050

W55003 at Stourbridge Town on the 15th March 1983. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

12th September 1985

55003 is working in front of a Class 120 Cross-Country set when seen at Dovey Jct with the 10:20am Aberytswyth - Shrewsbury, 12/9/85. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

1st February 1987

55003 is working the Stoubridge shuttle on 1st February 1987 and is seen at Stourbridge Town. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

14th March 1987

Set: TS053

Class 122 55003, set number TS053, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 14.03.1987. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

3rd October 1987

M55003 is seen at Vic Berrys yard in Leicester on a visit for asbestos stripping, 3/10/87. Ian Francis.


122 DMU

April 1991

Working the Looe branch 55003 at Causeland in April 1991. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

April 1991

55003 reversing at Coombe on the Looe branch in April 1991. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

April 1991

Sitting in the Looe bay platform at Liskeard is 55003 in April 1991. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

10th August 1992

Set: 103

Class 122 55003, set number 103, is seen stabled at Plymouth on 10.08.1992. Andy Cole.

55004

122 DMU

Unknown Date

55004 at Willington, date unknown. Ian Francis.


122 DMU

7th December 1985

Set: TS054

Class 122 55004, set number T054, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

16th April 1987

Almost 21 years to the day since Corby station had closed in 1966, rail services were reinstated. Trains shuttled between Kettering and Corby, provided by dmus based at Bletchley and operated by Network SouthEast. Initially there were two Gloucester RCW class 122 "bubble cars" dedicated to the service, embellished with the Corby coat of arms. Here, in the first week of service, M55004 climbs out of Kettering with an afternoon train on 16/4/87. New signals are in place but there are still four tracks, a situation that will change at the end of 1987. The "Jockloper" lasted barely more than three years, though in 2008 a more permanent service again re-connected Corby to the outside world. Mike Dean.


122 DMU

9th May 1987

On May 9, 1987, a month after the passenger service to Corby had been re-instated, Class 122 55004 takes a full load past Corby North box (south of Corby station!) on its way to Kettering and connection with the outside world. Mike Dean.


122 DMU

April 1988

M55004 seen in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.

55005

122 DMU

April 1977

SC55005 in Inverness station in April 1977. Alan Rintoul.


122 DMU

1978

Class 122 55005 in Dundee station in 1978, thought to be on route-learning duties. John Law.


122 DMU

7th October 1978

Class 122 Sc55005 sits in Inverness on 7/10/78, where it was based for a period of just over three years. Beside is Swindon Class 120 Cross-Country set 301, presumably with 51787 at the front. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

1979

SC55005 is seen through the trees in Edinburgh Waverly in 1979. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

8th September 1981

Lichfield City 8/9/1981. A selection of Tyseley's finest units make up a Cross City service laying over at Lichfield City. Closest is a hybrid with a class 122 (55005) standing in for a 116 DMS. On the rear is a 116 unit in refurbished WMPTE livery. It has a thin white stripe running down the centre of the blue line, meaning it was probably the set specially decorated for the royal wedding earlier in the year. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

22nd November 1981

Class 122 55005 is seen stabled outside the factory at Tyseley on 22.11.1981. Transferred from Dundee earlier in the year, it still carries a 'SC' prefix to the number. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

14th March 1986

A GRCW bubble car with Pressed Steel type exhausts, M55005 is seen in the bay platform at Stockport Edgeley, awaiting departure on a shuttle service to Stalybridge, 14/3/86. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

M55005 in Vic Berrys yard in Leicester for asbestos stripping, circa late 1987 / early 1988. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

M55005 in Vic Berrys yard in Leicester for asbestos stripping, circa late 1987 / early 1988. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

24th January 1988

Set: TS055

Class 122 55005, set number T055, is seen stabled at Tyseley Carriage sidings from the exhaust end on 24.01.1988. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

4th March 1988

Set: TS055

M55005 is seen at Vic Berry's next to 55991 on 4/3/88. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

M55005 in Vic Berrys yard in Leicester for asbestos stripping, circa early /mid-1988. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

9th June 1989

M55005 stabled at Laira on the 9th June 1989. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

5th July 1990

Set: 105

Bubble car 55005 seen near Saltash on the 5th July 1990. Surface Stock.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

Set: 105

Gloucester bubble with Pressed Steel bubble exhausts. 55005 is seen at Newquay. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

55006

122 DMU

12th December 1979

55006 on the Stourbridge branch at Stourbridge Junction on 12th December 1079. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

22nd July 1980

Set: TS052

Bubbles 55006 and 55001 pass near Leamington Spa with the 13:45 Leamington Spa - Stratford service on 22/07/1980. Graeme Phillips Collection.


122 DMU

12th August 1983

Set: TS052

Gloucester Class 122 single car M55006 of TS052 at Birmingham Moor St on Friday 12th August 1983. PJ Evans.


122 DMU

14th June 1986

Set: TS056

Class 122 55006, set number TS056, is seen stabled at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 14.06.1986. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

10th April 1987

M55006 at the Tyseley Open Day, 10/4/87, with Midline liveried 55033 also on view. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

July 1989

Set: 106

Class 122 55006 seen in Exteter station in July 1989. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

29th December 1989

Set: 106

Class 122 bubble cars 55006 and 55003 at Plymouth on 29-12-1989. Gordon Thomson.


122 DMU

2nd January 1991

Set: 106

55006 (set P106) at St Ives ready to work the 9.42am to Penzance, 2/1/91. Gazza Prescott.


122 DMU

3rd January 1991

Set: 106

55006 (set P106) at St Erth on the 9.03am from St Ives, 3/1/91. Gazza Prescott.

55007

122 DMU

March 1979

Set: 178

At Dundee one of the Scottish Region's small allocation of class 122 in March 1979. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

Set: 178

55007 is seen at Aberdeen Waterloo Goods Station while the BLS Waterloo & Buchan railtour on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

Set: 178

Maud station taken from 55007 while working the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

Set: 178

55007 in Maud station while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

Set: 178

Photo time at Strichen station during a stop for 55007 on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

Set: 178

SC55007 sits in Fraserburgh station on the 16th April 1979, while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour'. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

Set: 178

The BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' in Fraseburgh station, formed of 55007, on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

23rd May 1981

Set: 178

Sc55007 at Dundee with the 1.25pm to Arbroath, 23/5/81. It carries a 'Tayway' brand sticker on the front of the cab. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

1981

Class 122 55007 passes the miniature railway at Arbroath in the Summer of 1981 with an Arbroath - Dundee local service. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

19th November 1983

Set: 407

SC55007 at Haymarket depot on 19/11/83 with 'Tayway' sticker on cab. Hamish Stevenson.

55008

122 DMU

28th August 1964

Set: 106

The 7:30am Leamington Spa (General) - Birmingham Snow Hill is seen at Solihull on the 28th August 1964. It is formed of M55008 with a DTS (carrying a crest) and a Class 116 set. Michael Mensing.

55009

122 DMU

30th May 1978

Bubble car 55009 is seen at Warrington Bank Quay on May 30th, 1978. Fitted with oval buffers, it was allocated to Tyseley at this time. Rex Holt.


122 DMU

31st January 1981

Set: TS053

A Leamington Spa to Stratford upon Avon service leaves Wilmcote worked by a class 122 single car on 31/1/81. It's set TS053, presumably 55009. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

29th August 1983

Class 122 55009 at Stourbridge Junction on 29 August 1983. Jerry Glover.


122 DMU

21st June 1986

Class 122 55009 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 21.06.1986. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

16th September 1987

55009 is seen at Vic Berry's on 16/9/87, where it was asbestos stripped before returning to traffic. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

9th June 1989

M55009 stabled at Laira on the 9th June 1989. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

27th January 1995

Stored out of use 55009 is in the snowy sidings at Blackpool North on 27th January 1995. Ian Buck.

55011

122 DMU

10th June 1968

55011 at Kilmarnock, waiting to depart with the 1:58pm to Ayr, 10th June 1968. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

circa 1969

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.


122 DMU

circa 1969

Class 122 55011 seen in Ayr station on a service from Kilmarnock, circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

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.


122 DMU

circa 1969

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.


122 DMU

June 1978

Class 122 55011 on the rear of a Class 120. Passing the site of Schoolhill station on the outskirts of Aberdeen, heading for Inverness, June 1978. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

25th July 1981

Class 122 55011 leads a 105/101/105 formation at Glamis working the 'Strathmore Berry Picker' railtour on the 25th July 1981. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

June 1984

Set: 359

Haymarket set 359 - formed SC55011 + 54248 + 53965 (a class 108 from on-loan from Carlisle) - rolling into Larbert station in June 1984. Andrew McConnell.


122 DMU

14th July 1984

Set: 411

Sc55011 sits in front of Sc55000 and Sc55002 at Haymarket on 14/7/84. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

4th May 1985

Set: TS061

TS061 (presumably 55011) leads Class 116 set TS611 (including 53055 + 59611) at Dorridge on 4 May 1985. 54A South Dock.


122 DMU

4th January 1986

Set: TS084

Class 122 55011 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 04.01.86 complete with WM symbol on the side. It carries set number TS084 in the cab window. Class 116 51133 is on the right. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

25th November 1987

Class 122 55011 ticks over in the bay platform at Kettering between duties on the Corby service, November 25, 1987. Not much left of this scene, though Kettering Station box, now at Swanwick Junction, is a notable survivor. Mike Dean.


122 DMU

April 1988

M55011 in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

April 1988

M55011 in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.

55012

122 DMU

12th December 1983

Class 122 55012 is seen at the front of a north bound Class 120 working at Saltley in the snow on 12.12.1983. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

22nd February 1986

Set: TS062

Class 122 55012, set number TS062, is seen stabled at Tyseley in blue and grey livery on 22.02.1986. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

15th September 1991

Set: 122112

Class 122 55012, set number 122 112, is seen on display at Laira open day on 15.09.1991. These bubble cars had not long been transferred from Tyseley, and 55012 would be further transferred to LoadHaul as a route learner. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

12th April 1992

Set: 122112

122 112 heads away from the camera at Exeter on 12/4/92. John Reddyhoff.


122 DMU

16th March 1997

Class 122 55012 is seen at Thornaby in LoadHaul livery in use as a route learning car on 16.03.1997. It was officially renumbered 977941 but always carried 55012. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

29th April 1997

Class 122 55012 is seen passing Washwood Heath in LoadHaul livery on 29.04.1997. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

19th May 1997

Class 122 55012 is seen in LoadHaul livery route learning past Washwood Heath on 19.05.1997. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

May 1999

Loadhaul liveried route trainer 55012 at Derby in May 1999. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

1st August 1999

Loadhaul Class 122 55012 at Knottingley on August 1st, 1999. Rex Holt.


122 DMU

1st August 1999

Loadhaul Class 122 55012 at Knottingley on August 1st, 1999. Rex Holt.


122 DMU

9th August 1999

Class 122 55012 is seen stabled at Knottingley in LoadHaul colours on 09.08.1999. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

March 2004

The interior of 55012 (977941) at Thornaby in March 2004. This is the non-brake end, much of the original paneling and lights remain, but much of the cab bulkhead has been cut away, and two extra small lights fitted just in front. Chris Lings.


122 DMU

March 2004

The brake van end of 55012 (977941) at Thornaby in March 2004. Chris Lings.


122 DMU

March 2004

Inside 55012 (977941) at Thornaby in March 2004. Chris Lings.

55013

122 DMU

Unknown Date

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.


122 DMU

6th February 1981

SC55013 at York on the 6th February 1981. It is fitted with Leyland engines. 53A Models of Hull Collection.


122 DMU

16th May 1981

Class 131 parcels conversion SC55013 at York depot on 16/5/81. Chris Lings.


122 DMU

5th December 1981

Class 131 parcels conversion SC55013 is seen at York. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

5th December 1981

Class 131 parcels conversion SC55013 seen at York on 5/12/81. Malcolm Clements.

55014

122 DMU

1979

Route-learning Class 122 55014 (note the double doors at both ends) in Largs station in 1979, with a Class 107 in the other platform. John Law.

55015

122 DMU

14th May 1971

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.


122 DMU

18th May 1978

Class 131 parcels car SC55015 sits in Eastfield depot on May 18th, 1978. Under its number is written 'PARCELS TRAFFIC ONLY'. A Met-Camm vehicle is behind the Class 26. Rex Holt.


122 DMU

18th May 1978

Parcels bubble Sc55015 in Eastfield depot on May 18th, 1978. Rex Holt.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

Class 131 parcels car SC55015 at Eastfield depot in the early 1980s. An extra set of double doors had originally been fitted behind the cab at the non-van end, these had now been moved further into the centre of the vehicle. Stuart Pearce.


122 DMU

26th February 1982

Class 131 parcels car 55015 passes through a wet Motherwell on the 26th February 1982. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

12th June 1982

Class 131 bubble car SC55015 sits amongst many Class 101 vehicles at Haymarket depot on the 12th June 1982. Chris Lings.

55016

122 DMU

Unknown Date

55016 seen at Looe, date unknown. John Vaughan.

55017

122 DMU

29th March 1967

W55017 at Looe on the 29th March 1967. Stuart Mackay Collection.

55018

122 DMU

20th September 1961

W55018 and W56295 at Claverdon with the 12:40pm Stratford-on-Avon to Leamington Spa (General), 20th September 1961. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

19th January 1978

Set: P118

55018 looking very sorry for itself at Swindon Works, 19th January 1978. Neil Cannon.

55019

122 DMU

22nd September 1995

Route learner 55019 at Stratford Low Level on 22nd September 1995. Once on the North Woolwich line the Docklands Light Railway now works here. Ian Buck.

56292

122 DMU

12th July 1958

W56292 and W55001 are seen in platform four of Birmingham Snow Hill station on the 12th July 1958 with the 2pm service to Dudley. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

13th December 1958

W56292 is attached to a Swindon Cross-Country set on the 11.20am Oxford - Birmingham (Snow Hill), seen after arriving into platform one at Snow Hill on the 13th December 1958. Michael Mensing.

56295

122 DMU

20th September 1961

56295 and 55018 at Hatton with the 11.20am Leamington Spa (General) - Stratford-on-Avon on the 20th September 1961. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

12th April 1962

W56295 with a GRC&W bubble car and a Swindon Cross-Country set behind, seen in Birmingham Moor Street with the 5.15pm to Henley-in-Arden service on the 12th April 1962. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

Withdrawn M56295 (a Class 122 Driving Trailer) dumped at Bristol TM, with some glass missing from the vehicle. Circa 1983. Robert Tarling.

56296

122 DMU

25th August 1959

GRC&W DTS W56296 is attached to the front of two Class 116 sets on the 4.25pm Wellington - Lapworth service seen approaching Bentley Heath crossing on the 25th April 1959. Michael Mensing.

56299

122 DMU

2nd December 1961

W56299 with a Class 122 bubble car arrives into Birmingham Snow Hill with the 2.0pm ex-Dudley on the 2nd December 1961. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

27th October 1962

W56299 leads a GRC&W bubble car on the 3.0pm Dudley - Birmingham Snow Hill service seen at Hockley on the 27th October 1962. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

SC56299 is seen awaiting it's fate, stripped of all re-useable parts at Glasgow Works. Malcolm Clements.

Summary
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Numbering
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Details about preserved Class 122s can be found here.

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