Type: Parcels Van
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None / BR Standard
Engines: Albion 230hp
Lot Number: 30551
|Apr-60||New to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|18/03/67||Listed at||2A (Tyseley)|
|16/12/70||On loan to||9D (Newton Heath)|
|5w/e 06/11/71||Transferred to||9D (Newton Heath)||- previously on loan, now permanent|
|May-73||Depot code change||NH (Newton Heath)|
|TY004||55996||Listed at 2A - 16/08/70|
Dec-74 - AWS fitted
circa Dec-74 - WR AWS removed
circa early 1977 - Unknown location
Collision involving Class 128
Class 128 DMPV sustained collision damage, details unknown. It lingered at Allerton for several years afterwards.
DMPV is on the rear of the 1.35pm Stourport-on-Severn Junction - Birmingham Snow Hill service on October 15th, 1966. It is attached to the rear of two 3-car Class 116 sets and seen at Galton Bridge, Smethwick. Note the damaged gangway cover, not unusual on these vehicles. Michael Mensing.
DMPV 55996 on an up working at Galton Bridge, Smethwick at 1.02pm on October 22nd, 1966. The vehicle has been turned since passing over the bridge the previous week. The P4 in the window is possibly a set number, on this date Tyseley had 55993-6, so this was the 4th parcel vehicle. Michael Mensing.
Accident damaged 55996 at Allerton in 1977. On the right is 56495. Rex Holt.
Accident damaged 55996 at Allerton in 1979, the vehicle was withdrawn in March of that year. Jerry Glover.
Class 128 Parcel DMU M55996 at Allerton depot on February 17th 1980 seen during a Midland Railfans visit. Ian Charles.
The 1.35pm Stourport-on-Severn Junction - Birmingham Snow Hill service on October 15th, 1966 is formed of two 3-car Class 116 sets led by M51129 with DMPV 55996 on the rear. Seen at Galton Bridge, Smethwick. Michael Mensing.
A fascinating picture of an unidentified Gloucester Class 128 (possibly W55991) gangwayed DMPV (Diag 643, Lot 30551 - one of the series W55991-W55996) carrying what appears to be non-standard blue livery with white cab roofs and seemingly without yellow warning panels, although the reality is the van has a yellow painted corridor connection. The DMPV is working with an unidentified green liveried Derby Class 116 DMBS, the pair pulling a BR(SR) green liveried CCT at Twyford and thought to be heading east - c.1968. 53A Models of Hull Collection.