Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Lot Number: 30522
8/11/77 - Napsbury, LMR
Collision involving Class 127 / Class 127
Info from Peter Mullen
A set (5C26) travelling from Bedford to St. Pancras collided at about 40mph with the rear of a St. Albans to St. Pancras empty coaching stock train (2C65) which was standing at a signal. The collision resulted in the derailment of the two leading coaches of the passenger train as well as the rear coach of the empty stock train. The driver, guard and two passengers in the passenger train were injured and taken to hospital. Both trains were 4-car Class 127 DMUs comprising of vehicles 51626, 59609, 59643 and 51641 (5C26) and 51617, 59617, 59631 and 51601 (2C65) respectively. The accident was a result of the signalman forgetting about the stationary train at the St. Albans Up Slow Starting Signal and instructing the driver of the passenger train to pass the St. Albans Inner Home signal at Danger into an already occupied section.
Heading south with our head out of the window of Tyseley allocated dmu T416, (presumably taken from 59609 with 59648 adjoining) as it returns to the Midlands we pass the newly lengthened platforms 13 & 14 at Manchester Piccadilly, with the now empty signal box in the shot on the right. 13th May 1989. Andrew J Crowther.
Heading south with our head out of the window of Tyseley allocated dmu T416 on 13th May 1989 (presumably on board 59609 with 59648 adjoining), as we cross onto the newly opened 'Windsor Link' line in Salford, that came into full use with the May timetable change that month. Andrew J Crowther.
Tyseley allocated dmu set T416 made up of M51876 (class 115), M59648, M59609, (class 127s), M53841 (class 116) pulls out of Ravenglass bound for Sellafield, having worked up from the Midlands via Stockport. Andrew J Crowther.
51131-59609-51331 (T326) at Lichfield TV with the 13:30 to New St, 23rd January 1993. Gazza Prescott.