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Vehicle 51596 / 55982


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

Notes

12/05/84 - Withdrawn vehicles 51596 + 51597 + 51600 + 51608 + 51611 + 51612 + 51624 + 51627 + 51639 + 51640 + 51642 + 51649 were noted being hauled through Chesterfield on 12 May 1984.

12/08/84 - Condemmed 51596, 51597, 51600, 51608, 51611, 51613, 51624, 51627, 51639, 51640, 51642 and 51649 were noted passing through Wellingborough behind 45 056.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51596 - original number
55982 - from May-85 (parcels conversion)

No images of the vehicle available.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 20th August 1988

Set number: 918

When the Class 127 DMUs finally bowed out of the St. Pancras - Bedford services, 22 power cars were resurrected from store at Carlisle Upperby (one of them, the pioneer 51591, was re-claimed from the NRM) and converted for parcels use. They were formed into 11 two car sets and allocated to Longsight in Manchester. Here set 918 with 55978 at the rear of 55968 is being led by set 912 (55972 & 55982) at Stafford, 20/Aug/1988. Robert Chilton.

DMU

Date: 8th October 1988

Set number: 912

Class 127 parcels set 912 - 55972 + 55982 - preparing to depart from Manchester Victoria at 16:05 on 8/10/88. Paul Moxon.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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