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Vehicle 59612

Class 127

BR Diagram 589

Builder: BR Derby Works
Type: High Density
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square / Red Triangle
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: None
Lot Number: 30522
Diagram: 589

59612 was involved in the following incident(s):

Luton Collision

25/6/76 - Luton, LMR

Collision involving Class 127 / Class 127

Info from Robert Frise and Bill Read

An empty stock Class 127 unit was struck on a crossover by another Class 127 unit which had passed two red signals. The latter was deflected towards the Down fast line where it was struck a glancing blow by an express passenger train hauled by a Class 45 locomotive. Minor injuries. More Details.

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The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 7th March 1987

Set number: TS526

A 47 on a NE/SW working awaiting departure, with a class 116 suburban DMU set no. TS526 formed 53070 - 59612 - 53095 stabled in the rain at Birmingham New Street, 07/Mar/1987. Robert Chilton.


Date: 19th July 1987

Three-car set 53878, 59612 and 53056 stabled at Leicester with Norwich's set 72 behind, headed by 51201 and presumably with out of sight, 54347. Unusually the 116 (with class 127 centre trailer) appears to have a Tyseley set number board in the 2nd man's window but with no set number apparently on it. The following year 53878 and 59612 were reformed into four-car set T421 and 53056 was in three-car set T342. Robert Chilton.


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