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Class 127 DMUs in Parcels Use


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55978

127 DMU

28th May 1990

Set: 918

Parcels unit 918 (55978 formerly 51608 and 55968 formerly 51637), converted from the power cars of a former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 set, sitting sadly withdrawn and awaiting it's fate at Crewe Gresty Lane sidings. Three of these ex-parcels power cars were preserved and currently (2018) all three are at the Midland Railway - Butterley. Robert Chilton.

55979

127 DMU

6th October 1985

Set: 9

55979 with 55969 (and behind, out of sight are 55974 and 55984 and a BG). Taken at Carnforth on 6/10/85. Robert Frise.


127 DMU

January 1990

Set: 919

Class 127 parcels conversion 55979 seen after withdrawal at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.


127 DMU

26th May 1991

Set: 919

Several parcels DMUs converted from former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 units stand forlornly withdrawn at Crewe Gresty Lane, with 55979 (formerly 51600) leading the line. Seen on 26/May/1991, some component recovery has taken place prior to their dispatch for scrap, mainly the removal of doors. Three of these units escaped and were preserved. Robert Chilton.

55980

127 DMU

8th April 1989

Set: 910

Class 127 55980, set number 910, is seen stabled at Tyseley along with sister car 55970 on 08.04.1989. Andy Cole.

55981

127 DMU

27th February 1988

Set: 911

Class 127 parcels DMU set 911 (55981) at Manchester Piccadilly on the 27th February 1988. Andrew J Crowther.

55983

127 DMU

21st November 1987

Set: 913

Class 127 55983, set number 913, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 21.11.1987. This was converted from 51624. Andy Cole.

55984

127 DMU

2nd May 1987

Set: 914

Two Class 127 parcel units pass though Northampton on 2 May 1987. Lewis Bevan.


127 DMU

28th June 1987

Set: 914

Class 127 55984, set number 914, is seen stabled outside the Factory at Tyseley on 28.06.1987. This was converted from 51639. Andy Cole.


127 DMU

1st April 1989

Set: 914

Class 127 55984, set number 914, is seen inside the factory at Tyseley while undergoing repairs on 01.04.1989. This car was rebuilt from 51639, from a passenger car into a parcels carrying car, complete with roller doors. These sets normally kept to formation, but 55984's partner 55974 was scrapped early on, and on this day it was partnered with 55971. Andy Cole.

55985

127 DMU

3rd May 1986

Set: 915

Class 127 55985, set number 915, is seen at Tyseley on 03.05.1986 unusually coupled with 54052, and not it's usual partner 55975. 55985 was converted from 51619. Andy Cole.


127 DMU

3rd October 1986

Set: 915

Seen at Buxton on 3rd October 1986 in what is now in its second role, but originally built as 4 car units is this 1959 Derby Suburban now a Longsight allocated class 127 dmu set 915, 55985 (51617) + 55984 (51639). From new these units were almost exclusively used on the London St Pancras - Bedford services as 4-car units before being displaced in June 1983, in 1985 22 redundant power cars which had been stored at Carlisle were rebuilt to form 11 two car parcels units, car A was for Express Parcels and car B was for Newspapers, they lasted in service until 1989. Andrew J Crowther.

55986

127 DMU

10th April 1988

Set: 916

Class 127 55986, set number 916, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 10.04.1988. This was converted from 51627, and like all the others had roller doors fitted. Andy Cole.


127 DMU

11th June 1988

Set: 916

Now in its second role, but originally built as 4 car units, is this 1959 Derby Suburban now a Chester allocated Class 127 DMU, set 916 (55986 + 55976). From new these units were almost exclusively used on the London St Pancras - Bedford services as 4-car units before being displaced in June 1983, in 1985 22 redundant power cars which had been stored at Carlisle were rebuilt to form 11 two car parcels units, car A was for Express Parcels and car B was for Newspapers, they lasted in service until 1989. Taken on the 11th June 1988 at Crewe. Andrew J Crowther.


127 DMU

19th April 1989

Set: 916

Converted Class 127 M55986 heads south past the site of Burton Latimer & Isham station on the 19th April 1989. Mike Dean.


127 DMU

January 1990

Class 127 parcels conversion 55986 seen after withdrawal at Crewe Basford Hall in January 1990. S Gaskell.


127 DMU

28th May 1990

Set: 916

Parcels unit 916 (55986 formerly 51627 and 55976 formerly 51625), converted from the power cars of a former "Bed-Pan" hydraulic class 127 set, sitting sadly withdrawn and awaiting it's fate at Crewe Gresty Lane sidings. Three of these ex-parcels power cars were preserved and currently (2018) all three are at the Midland Railway - Butterley. The other half of this unit, 55976/51625 is one of the three preserved examples and has been rebuilt back to it's original passenger carrying layout. Robert Chilton.

55987

127 DMU

23rd November 1985

Set: 917

Framed in Victoria bridge 55987/55977 leave Manchester Victoria at 08:58 on 23/11/85. The headcode displayed - 9A - the steam shed code for Longsight and 7 for set 917? Paul Moxon.

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