Builder: Pressed Steel
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Lot Number: 30519
56285 - original number
54285 - from Mar-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
977486 - from Dec-86 (departmental stock)
Sandite From 12/86 to 1996. Carried set number 960006
W56285 and W55020 are working the 4.25pm Oxford - Reading (G) when seen at Goring triangle (troughs) on the 16th April 1965. Michael Mensing.
Class 121 DTS 56285 at Windsor on the 27th April 1974. Hamish Stevenson.
A train from Windsor arrives at Slough on the 27th April 1974 headed by 56285. Hamish Stevenson.
W56285 and W55030 at Slough on April 2nd, 1977. Rex Holt.
Class 121 trailer 56285 at Windsor on the 15th August 1981. Chris Lings.
Class 121 977486, set number T006, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 29.12.1991. Andy Cole.
Sandite car TDB977486, formerly class 121 driving trailer 54285, standing at Tyseley depot on 15/Jul/1992. Curiously almost every single window has been plated over, including two of the windscreens, leaving a rather more restricted view than usual ahead, although the headcode panel, long disused, remains unplated. Unfortunately the vehicle could only be viewed by peering through a fence making a photo of the complete vehicle impossible. Robert Chilton.
Sandite vehicle TDB977486 inside Tyseley TMD on 26 September 1992. Formerly Class 121 DTS 56285, it now has many windows plated over, and the cab door is a different shade of blue suggesting a replacement. S Gaskell.
Class 121 sandite vehicle 977486, set number T006, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 26.12.1993 from the non-cab end. Andy Cole.
Single "Bubble" car, class 121 DMU, W55030, (L130) and Driving Trailer Second, Class 149, W56285, (L285) at Maidenhead, 4th August 1981. Paul James.