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Vehicle 51606 / 55989 / 55969

Class 127

BR Diagram 588

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Engines: Rolls Royce 238hp
Transmission: Hydraulic
Lot Number: 30521
Diagram: 588


24th September 1989 - Seen withdrawn at Crewe Basford Hall Yard

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51606 - original number
55989 - from Jul-85 (parcels conversion)
55969 - from Aug-85 (parcels conversion)



Date: 8th May 1981

51606 sits at London St. Pancras waiting to depart with another service to Bedford on 8/May/1981. It would appear that the driver's windscreen has been replaced with a spare/reclaimed one from the second man's side at some point, unless an overhead warning flash has been placed somewhat unusually on the driver's side. 51606 was later reborn as one of the parcels conversions; 55969 (originally 55989 but renumbered on account of duplicating a class 128 running number). Robert Chilton.


Date: 21st July 1990

Set number: 919

An assortment of parcels DMUs converted from former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 units stand forlornly withdrawn in Crewe Basford Hall yard on 21/Jul/1990, with 55969 (formerly 51606) prominent. Three of these units were subsequently preserved. Robert Chilton.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 6th October 1985

Set number: 9

55979 with 55969 (and behind, out of sight are 55974 and 55984 and a BG). Taken at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.


Date: 6th October 1985

Set number: 4

55974 and 55984 are led by 55979 with 55969 (out of sight) and are hauling a BG when seen at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.


Date: 24th September 1989

ADB977191, 915 M55975 + M55985, M55969+M55968, 914 M55980 + M55984 and 911 M55970 + M55971 at Crewe Basford Hall on 24-9-89. Kevin Dowd.


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