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Class 122 Gloucester RC&W Single / 2-car DMUs


Class 122 DMU images identified by Set No.


102

122 DMU

17th August 1965

55004

On August 17, 1965 M55004 is at the front of a Derby suburban set at Lapworth after terminating with the 5.52pm ex-Birmingham Snow Hill. Michael Mensing.

103

122 DMU

10th August 1992

55003

Class 122 55003, set number 103, is seen stabled at Plymouth on 10.08.1992. Andy Cole.

104

122 DMU

8th September 1966

55006

55006 passes by at Lapworth with the 5.40pm Leamington - Snow Hill service on September 8th, 1966. Michael Mensing.

105

122 DMU

16th March 1964

55007

W55007 with a matching GRC&W driver trailer leads a Swindon Cross-Country set on the 7.30am Leamington Spa (G) - Birmingham Snow Hill service seen at Solihill on March 16, 1964. The front of the set number in the window is unclear - perhaps 105. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

July 1965

55007

GRC&W 'double-ender' M55007 at Winchcombe in July 1965. It still retains its whiskers, many of the type had a yellow panel by this date. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

5th July 1990

55005

Bubble car 55005 seen near Saltash on the 5th July 1990. Surface Stock.


122 DMU

19th July 1990

55005

Class 122 55005, set number 105, is seen at Exeter St Davids in BR blue and grey livery on 19.07.1990. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

55005

Gloucester bubble with Pressed Steel bubble exhausts. 55005 is seen at Newquay. Date unknown. Tom Clift.

106

122 DMU

28th August 1964

55008

The 7:30am Leamington Spa (General) - Birmingham Snow Hill is seen at Solihull on the 28th August 1964. It is formed of M55008 with a DTS (carrying a crest) and a Class 116 set. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

July 1989

55006

Class 122 55006 seen in Exteter station in July 1989. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

29th December 1989

55006

Class 122 bubble cars 55006 and 55003 at Plymouth on 29-12-1989. Gordon Thomson.


122 DMU

2nd January 1991

55006

55006 (set P106) at St Ives ready to work the 9.42am to Penzance, 2/1/91. Gazza Prescott.


122 DMU

3rd January 1991

55006

55006 (set P106) at St Erth on the 9.03am from St Ives, 3/1/91. Gazza Prescott.

122100

122 DMU

8th February 1992

55000

Regional Railways liveried Class 122 55000 heads out of St Erth on 8/2/92. Stuart Mackay Collection.


122 DMU

circa 1993

55000

Bubble car 55000 - and another behind - in the Looe branch platform at Liskeard. Circa 1993. John Law.

122112

122 DMU

15th September 1991

55012

Class 122 55012, set number 122 112, is seen on display at Laira open day on 15.09.1991. These bubble cars had not long been transferred from Tyseley, and 55012 would be further transferred to LoadHaul as a route learner. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

12th April 1992

55012

122 112 heads away from the camera at Exeter on 12/4/92. John Reddyhoff.

158

122 DMU

Unknown Date

55000

SC55000 is substituting for a Class 116 power car in this formation through Princes St Gardens, circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

55000

SC55000 is working as part of a Class 116 set passing through Princes Street Gardens circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.

178

122 DMU

March 1979

55007

At Dundee one of the Scottish Region's small allocation of class 122 in March 1979. Ian Buck.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

55007

55007 is seen at Aberdeen Waterloo Goods Station while the BLS Waterloo & Buchan railtour on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

55007

Maud station taken from 55007 while working the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

55007

55007 in Maud station while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

55007

Photo time at Strichen station during a stop for 55007 on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

55007

SC55007 sits in Fraserburgh station on the 16th April 1979, while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour'. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

16th April 1979

55007

The BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' in Fraseburgh station, formed of 55007, on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.


122 DMU

27th June 1980

55007

An uncharacteristically dull 27th June sees GRCW class 122 railcar Sc55007 saunter into Dundee Tay Bridge ready to form 2A24 10.22 local service to Arbroath on 27th June 1980. Bruce Galloway.


122 DMU

23rd May 1981

55007

Sc55007 at Dundee with the 1.25pm to Arbroath, 23/5/81. It carries a 'Tayway' brand sticker on the front of the cab. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

12th December 1981

55007

Gloucester RCW class 122 single car Sc55007, forming a 3 car rake with two class 101 cars, arrives at the spartan, and frosty, Balmossie Halt with 2A30 12:29 Dundee to Arbroath. Note the "Tayway" branding on the unit, which I believe was a local initiative to promote travel on the Perth-Dundee-Arbroath corridor in the early 80's. Balmossie Halt was part of the Dundee and Arbroath Joint line, eventually falling under the control of the Caledonian Railway with running rights granted to the rival North British Railway. An LMS era maroon enamel sign can be seen beside the rudimentary waiting room. 12th December 1981. Bruce Galloway.

223

122 DMU

1979

Class 122 set 223 in Edinburgh Waverley in 1979. Note the rather old fashioned style of font for the front unit number, quite a few of the Haymarket based units had this. S Saunders.

359

122 DMU

June 1984

55011

Haymarket set 359 - formed SC55011 + 54248 + 53965 (a class 108 from on-loan from Carlisle) - rolling into Larbert station in June 1984. Andrew McConnell.

402

122 DMU

circa 1984

55002

55002 on Haymarket depot circa 1984. S Saunders.


122 DMU

14th July 1984

55002

Sc55002 is seen stabled at Haymarket on the 14th July 1984. To it's left is 55000. Hamish Stevenson.

407

122 DMU

19th November 1983

55007

SC55007 at Haymarket depot on 19/11/83 with 'Tayway' sticker on cab. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

1984

55007

This 1984 Haymarket depot view contain sets 407 (presumably Class 122 55007) and Met-Camm set 101317 (possibly 53141). S Saunders.

411

122 DMU

1984

55011

55011 is the nearest of three Class 122 bubble cars seen at Haymarket depot in 1984, the other two are probably 55000 and 55002. S Saunders.


122 DMU

14th July 1984

55011

Sc55011 sits in front of Sc55000 and Sc55002 at Haymarket on 14/7/84. Hamish Stevenson.

L102

122 DMU

Unknown Date

L102 (presumably 975540 / ex-55016) seen at Royal Oak. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

P118

122 DMU

19th January 1978

55018

55018 looking very sorry for itself at Swindon Works, 19th January 1978. Neil Cannon.

TS050

122 DMU

August 1978

55003

M55003 is seen at Hatton in August 1978. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

August 1978

55003

M55003 at Hatton in August 1978. Michael Mensing.


122 DMU

14th September 1982

55003

Class 122 55003, set number TS050, is seen stabling at Saltley in all over BR blue livery on 14.09.1982. DMU's were never very common visitors to Saltley. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

15th March 1983

55003

W55003 at Stourbridge Town on the 15th March 1983. Hamish Stevenson.


122 DMU

7th December 1985

55000

Class 122 M55000, set number T050, is seen at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 07.12.1985. Note the M is a suffix rather than a prefix! Andy Cole.

TS052

122 DMU

13th July 1979

55003

M55003 leaves Stourbridge for Stourbridge Junction on 13 July 1979. Lewis Bevan.


122 DMU

22nd July 1980

55006

Bubbles 55006 and 55001 pass near Leamington Spa with the 13:45 Leamington Spa - Stratford service on 22/07/1980. Graeme Phillips Collection.


122 DMU

12th August 1983

55006

Gloucester Class 122 single car M55006 of TS052 at Birmingham Moor St on Friday 12th August 1983. PJ Evans.


122 DMU

14th December 1985

55002

Class 122 55002, set number TS052, is seen outside the factory at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 14.12.1985. This was scrapped by Vic Berry in 1987. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

4th January 1986

55002

Class 122 55002, set number T052, is seen outside the factory at Tyseley from the plain end on 04.01.1986. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

28th March 1986

55002

55002 arrives at Stourbridge Junction some 3 minutes after leaving Stourbridge Town. 28/3/1986. Stephen Burdett.

TS053

122 DMU

31st January 1981

55009

A Leamington Spa to Stratford upon Avon service leaves Wilmcote worked by a class 122 single car on 31/1/81. It's set TS053, presumably 55009. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

13th June 1985

55003

Class 122s set TS053 (55003) and set TS062 (55012) with a 12XX Leamington Spa - Stratford Upon Avon after arrival at Stratford Upon Avon on Monday 10th June 1985. Colin Brooks.


122 DMU

14th March 1987

55003

Class 122 55003, set number TS053, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 14.03.1987. Andy Cole.

TS054

122 DMU

20th September 1985

55004

A class 122/116 combination approach Langley Green with a Birmingham New Street to Kidderminster service on 20/9/1985. In the foreground is the branch to Oldbury used mainly for chlorine traffic. The station here was once known as Oldbury & Langley Green. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

7th December 1985

55004

Class 122 55004, set number T054, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. Andy Cole.

TS055

122 DMU

24th January 1988

55005

Class 122 55005, set number T055, is seen stabled at Tyseley Carriage sidings from the exhaust end on 24.01.1988. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

4th March 1988

55005

M55005 is seen at Vic Berry's next to 55991 on 4/3/88. Malcolm Clements.

TS056

122 DMU

11th April 1981

55012

Class 122 bubble car 55012 is seen between Leamington Spa and Warwick on April 11, 1981. Steve Davies Collection.


122 DMU

14th June 1986

55006

Class 122 55006, set number TS056, is seen stabled at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 14.06.1986. Andy Cole.


122 DMU

4th October 1987

55006

55006 inside Tyseley depot during the open day on October 4th, 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.

TS061

122 DMU

4th May 1985

55011

TS061 (presumably 55011) leads Class 116 set TS611 (including 53055 + 59611) at Dorridge on 4 May 1985. 54A South Dock.

TS062

122 DMU

29th April 1985

55012

Class 122 Set TS062 (55012) on a Stourbridge Town - Stourbridge Junction service approaches Stourbridge Junction on Monday 29th April 1985. Colin Brooks.


122 DMU

29th April 1985

55012

Class 122 Set TS062 (55012) on a Stourbridge Town - Stourbridge Junction service awaits time at Stourbridge Town on Monday 29th April 1985. Colin Brooks.


122 DMU

10th June 1985

55012

Class 122s set TS062 (55012) and set TS053 (55003) await departure at Stratford Upon Avon in the early afternoon of Monday 10th June 1985 with a Leamington Spa service. Colin Brooks.


122 DMU

22nd February 1986

55012

Class 122 55012, set number TS062, is seen stabled at Tyseley in blue and grey livery on 22.02.1986. Andy Cole.

TS084

122 DMU

4th January 1986

55011

Class 122 55011 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 04.01.86 complete with WM symbol on the side. It carries set number TS084 in the cab window. Class 116 51133 is on the right. Andy Cole.

TY050

122 DMU

1977

55003

M55003 - one of Tyseley's class 122 bubble cars - waits to leave Stourbridge Town for the 3 minute trip to Stourbridge Junction in 1977. Stephen Burdett.


122 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 122 at Leamington Spa. Undated. Ian Francis.

TY052

122 DMU

circa September 1978

55006

Class 122 55006 is seen on the Stourbridge branch in Autumn 1978. Michael Mensing.

TY056

122 DMU

June 1978

55012

Class 122 M55012 sits in Stourbridge Town station in June 1978, facing the buffers it had crashed through the previous year. Michael Mensing.

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Details about preserved Class 122s can be found here.

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