55000 at Barassie on the 5:15pm Ayr - Kilmarnock, 1/3/69. It's carrying an early version of rail blue livery. Hamish Stevenson.
SC55000 is substituting for a Class 116 power car in this formation through Princes St Gardens, circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.
SC55000 is working as part of a Class 116 set passing through Princes Street Gardens circa 1978. Malcolm Clements.
Class 122 bubble car 55000 is seen on Haymarket depot, July 1978. Alan Rintoul.
A single car diesel multiple unit - Sc55000, one of Dundee's class 122 units - stands in the Up siding at Dundee Tay Bridge station on 13th September 1980. Pete LG99.
55000 ready to leave Dundee with a Perth service on April 15th, 1981. A Met-Camm set including 59045 is at its side. Arnie Furniss.
55000 working the a last train to Brechin special (1Z17) from Edinburgh, seen on the outskirts of Brechin. With 50239, 59053 and 50245 on 2/5/81. The bubble was detached at Dundee. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 122 55000 at the head of the "Farewell to Brechin" Railtour, 2/5/81. The bubble was added / detached at Dundee, the tour ran from Edinburgh with 50239 / 59053 and 50245. Hamish Stevenson.
55000 and 50239 in Brechin station with the "Farewell to Brechin" railtour on May 2, 1981. S Saunders.
Class 122 single car unit Sc55000 rasps away from the Balmossie Halt stop on the outskirts of Dundee with a Dundee to Arbroath service, 12th December 1981. Bruce Galloway.
55000 is sandwiched between classmates 55011 (left) and 55002 (right) at Haymarket depot on the 14th July 1984. Hamish Stevenson.
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.
M55000 seen through Class 116 53064 in Vic Berrys yard, Leicester. Malcolm Clements.
A 1958 Class 122 Gloucester built single car DMU, the first of a batch of 20 built, seen inside Vic Berrys scrapyard on 20th December 1987. This unit would come out again to run again in service for a good number of years, as it was here for asbestos removal, and would later enter preservation. Andrew J Crowther.
55000 at Exeter St. Davids on 14/9/91, attached to other vehicles. Hamish Stevenson.
Regional Railways liveried Class 122 55000 heads out of St Erth on 8/2/92. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Bubble car 55000 - and another behind - in the Looe branch platform at Liskeard. Circa 1993. John Law.
Sc55002 is in the loco-hauled formation on the overnight service from Glasgow Queen Street (where pictured) to Inverness, on May 3rd 1978. In ex-works condition (with GG logo) it had just been transferred from Hamilton to Inverness. Arnie Furniss.
55002 at Burghead on the 28th August 1978 with the "Fiddichburger" BLS railtour Norman Smart.
55002 on Haymarket depot circa 1984. S Saunders.
Sc55002 is seen stabled at Haymarket on the 14th July 1984. To it's left is 55000. Hamish Stevenson.
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.
Class 122 55002, set number T052, is seen outside the factory at Tyseley from the plain end on 04.01.1986. Andy Cole.
55002 arrives at Stourbridge Junction some 3 minutes after leaving Stourbridge Town. 28/3/1986. Stephen Burdett.
55002 and a companion sit in the sidings at Leamington Spa on 25th September 1986. Ian Buck.
55002 is working the short lived Corby to Bedford service in October 1986 at Bedford. Ian Buck.
Class 122 55002 is seen withdrawn at Tyseley on 15.11.1986. It had been stripped of useful parts and was waiting to go to Vic Berry's for scrapping. Andy Cole.
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.
GRC&W double-ender 55003 at Northfield (Birmingham) in May 1977. Michael Mensing.
M55003 is seen at Hatton in August 1978. Michael Mensing.
M55003 at Hatton in August 1978. Michael Mensing.
M55003 leaves Stourbridge for Stourbridge Junction on 13 July 1979. Lewis Bevan.
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.
W55003 at Stourbridge Town on the 15th March 1983. Hamish Stevenson.
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.
55003 is working in front of a Class 120 Cross-Country set when seen at Dovey Jct with the 10:20am Aberytswyth - Shrewsbury, 12/9/85. Hamish Stevenson.
55003 is working the Stoubridge shuttle on 1st February 1987 and is seen at Stourbridge Town. Ian Buck.
Class 122 55003, set number TS053, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 14.03.1987. Andy Cole.
M55003 is seen at Vic Berrys yard in Leicester on a visit for asbestos stripping, 3/10/87. Ian Francis.
Working the Looe branch 55003 at Causeland in April 1991. Ian Buck.
55003 reversing at Coombe on the Looe branch in April 1991. Ian Buck.
Sitting in the Looe bay platform at Liskeard is 55003 in April 1991. Ian Buck.
Class 122 55003, set number 103, is seen stabled at Plymouth on 10.08.1992. Andy Cole.
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.
55004 at Willington, date unknown. Ian Francis.
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.
Class 122 55004, set number T054, is seen stabled at Tyseley on 07.12.1985. Andy Cole.
Class 122 single unit M55004 (built by the Gloucester RC & W Co in 1958) at Kettering with the 09.13 service to Corby on 16 April 1987. This was the day that services were restored to Corby after a gap of 21 years, the station having been closed in April 1966 when regular passenger trains over the Oakham-Kettering line were withdrawn. The 1987 re-opening was on an "experimental" basis, and services were withdrawn again as from 2 June 1990. This closure left Corby as, allegedly, the largest town in Europe without a rail service, and, in the ensuing years, there were various proposals for trains to serve Corby once again. But it would be nearly 19 years until East Midlands Trains re-introduced a regular service, including through trains to London, to the town. Lewis Bevan.
Almost 21 years to the day since Corby station had closed in 1966, rail services were reinstated. Trains shuttled between Kettering and Corby, provided by dmus based at Bletchley and operated by Network SouthEast. Initially there were two Gloucester RCW class 122 "bubble cars" dedicated to the service, embellished with the Corby coat of arms. Here, in the first week of service, M55004 climbs out of Kettering with an afternoon train on 16/4/87. New signals are in place but there are still four tracks, a situation that will change at the end of 1987. The "Jockloper" lasted barely more than three years, though in 2008 a more permanent service again re-connected Corby to the outside world. Mike Dean.
On May 9, 1987, a month after the passenger service to Corby had been re-instated, Class 122 55004 takes a full load past Corby North box (south of Corby station!) on its way to Kettering and connection with the outside world. Mike Dean.
M55004 seen in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.
Class 122 55004 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 08.04.1989 complete with Network South East decals and a coat of arms on the bodyside. 55011 is behind. Andy Cole.
GRC&W bubble car M55005 leads a Derby suburban set on the 5.05pm Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford-on-Avon service passing over Lapworth Troughs at Rowington on July 12, 1966. Michael Mensing.
SC55005 in Inverness station in April 1977. Alan Rintoul.
Class 122 55005 in Dundee station in 1978, thought to be on route-learning duties. John Law.
Class 122 Sc55005 sits in Inverness on 7/10/78, where it was based for a period of just over three years. Beside is Swindon Class 120 Cross-Country set 301, presumably with 51787 at the front. Stephen Burdett.
SC55005 is seen through the trees in Edinburgh Waverly in 1979. Malcolm Clements.
Class 122 railcar Sc55005 waits at platform 16 at Edinburgh Waverley with a local service on 26th May 1980. Bruce Galloway.
Lichfield City 8/9/1981. A selection of Tyseley's finest units make up a Cross City service laying over at Lichfield City. Closest is a hybrid with a class 122 (55005) standing in for a 116 DMS. On the rear is a 116 unit in refurbished WMPTE livery. It has a thin white stripe running down the centre of the blue line, meaning it was probably the set specially decorated for the royal wedding earlier in the year. Stephen Burdett.
Class 122 55005 is seen stabled outside the factory at Tyseley on 22.11.1981. Transferred from Dundee earlier in the year, it still carries a 'SC' prefix to the number. Andy Cole.
A GRCW bubble car with Pressed Steel type exhausts, M55005 is seen in the bay platform at Stockport Edgeley, awaiting departure on a shuttle service to Stalybridge, 14/3/86. Malcolm Clements.
M55005 in Vic Berrys yard in Leicester for asbestos stripping, circa late 1987 / early 1988. Malcolm Clements.
M55005 in Vic Berrys yard in Leicester for asbestos stripping, circa late 1987 / early 1988. Malcolm Clements.
Class 122 55005, set number T055, is seen stabled at Tyseley Carriage sidings from the exhaust end on 24.01.1988. Andy Cole.
M55005 is seen at Vic Berry's next to 55991 on 4/3/88. Malcolm Clements.
M55005 in Vic Berrys yard in Leicester for asbestos stripping, circa early /mid-1988. Malcolm Clements.
M55005 stabled at Laira on the 9th June 1989. Hamish Stevenson.
Bubble car 55005 seen near Saltash on the 5th July 1990. Surface Stock.
Class 122 55005, set number 105, is seen at Exeter St Davids in BR blue and grey livery on 19.07.1990. Andy Cole.
Gloucester bubble with Pressed Steel bubble exhausts. 55005 is seen at Newquay. Date unknown. Tom Clift.
Brand new W55006 and W55007 sit in the platform in Leamington Spa station ready to work the 9pm to Stratford-upon-Avon on Whit Monday, May 26th, 1958. Michael Mensing.
55006 passes by at Lapworth with the 5.40pm Leamington - Snow Hill service on September 8th, 1966. Michael Mensing.
Class 122 55006 is seen on the Stourbridge branch in Autumn 1978. Michael Mensing.
55006 on the Stourbridge branch at Stourbridge Junction on 12th December 1079. Ian Buck.
Bubbles 55006 and 55001 pass near Leamington Spa with the 13:45 Leamington Spa - Stratford service on 22/07/1980. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Gloucester Class 122 single car M55006 of TS052 at Birmingham Moor St on Friday 12th August 1983. PJ Evans.
A rare sight of a Gloucester RC&W Class 122 Single Unit, M55006 coupled to the rear of a 2-Car Class 108 departing from Croston with an Ormskirk to Preston service on August 5th 1985. Newton Heath Depot had a pair of Class 122s allocated for use on the Stockport to Stalybridge services, but the appearance of one on the Ormskirk Line was almost certainly a one-off. The former Jubilee Mill complex that forms a backdrop here has now been demolished and replaced with houses. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 122 55006, set number TS056, is seen stabled at Tyseley from the exhaust end on 14.06.1986. Andy Cole.
55006 inside Tyseley depot during the open day on October 4th, 1987. Stuart Mackay Collection.
M55006 at the Tyseley Open Day, 4/10/87, with Midline liveried 55033 also on view. Malcolm Clements.
Class 122 55006 seen in Exteter station in July 1989. Mike Cooper.
Class 122 bubble cars 55006 and 55003 at Plymouth on 29-12-1989. Gordon Thomson.
55006 (set P106) at St Ives ready to work the 9.42am to Penzance, 2/1/91. Gazza Prescott.
55006 (set P106) at St Erth on the 9.03am from St Ives, 3/1/91. Gazza Prescott.
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.
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.
A view across the traverser inside BREL Glasgow Works on the 3rd June 1978 finds Class 122 DMSL SC55007 undergoing refurbishment in between an unknown Class 107 and a Class 101 driving car. An Ayrshire based Class 126 DMSL driving vehicle is on the far right of the image. Bob Woolnough.
Hamilton, Glasgow based Class 122 DMBS SC55007 is inside BREL Glasgow Works on the 3rd June 1978 high up on accommodation bogies undergoing a major refurbishment with the plating around the original 2 panel route indicator clearly visible. Transferred to Departmental service in December 1983 as TDB977223 she was finally scrapped at BREL Glasgow Works during June 1991. Bob Woolnough.
At Dundee one of the Scottish Region's small allocation of class 122 in March 1979. Ian Buck.
55007 is seen at Aberdeen Waterloo Goods Station while the BLS Waterloo & Buchan railtour on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.
Maud station taken from 55007 while working the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.
55007 in Maud station while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.
Photo time at Strichen station during a stop for 55007 on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour', 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.
SC55007 sits in Fraserburgh station on the 16th April 1979, while on the BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour'. Mike Cooper.
The BLS 'Waterloo & Buchan Tour' in Fraseburgh station, formed of 55007, on the 16th April 1979. Mike Cooper.
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.
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.
Class 122 55007 passes the miniature railway at Arbroath in the Summer of 1981 with an Arbroath - Dundee local service. Mike Cooper.
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.
SC55007 at Haymarket depot on 19/11/83 with 'Tayway' sticker on cab. Hamish Stevenson.
This 1984 Haymarket depot view contain sets 407 (presumably Class 122 55007) and Met-Camm set 101317 (possibly 53141). S Saunders.
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.
Wolverhampton Low Level station in Autumn 1969. Single car diesel multiple unit dmu W55008, in rail blue with yellow end panels, stands in the only rail connected platform as the late afternoon light is fading. The very last gasp for passenger services on this one-time Great Western Railway trunk route from London to Merseyside. Pete LG99.
Birmingham Snow Hill in Autumn 1969. A single diesel multiple unit (W55008) was sufficient for the weekend traffic to Wolverhampton Low Level. It was in blue livery with a small yellow warning panel & here with exhaust billowing from its two cab roof pipes it is ticking over in bay platform 4 prior to departure. Pete LG99.
Bubble car 55009 is seen at Warrington Bank Quay on May 30th, 1978. Fitted with oval buffers, it was allocated to Tyseley at this time. Rex Holt.
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.
Class 122 55009 at Stourbridge Junction on 29 August 1983. Jerry Glover.
Class 122 55009 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 21.06.1986. Andy Cole.
55009 is seen at Vic Berry's on 16/9/87, where it was asbestos stripped before returning to traffic. Malcolm Clements.
M55009 stabled at Laira on the 9th June 1989. Hamish Stevenson.
Stored out of use 55009 is in the snowy sidings at Blackpool North on 27th January 1995. Ian Buck.
55011 at Kilmarnock, waiting to depart with the 1:58pm to Ayr, 10th June 1968. Hamish Stevenson.
On a rainy day at Kilmarnock Class 122 55011 runs into the bay platform, probably on a service from (or to form a service to) Ayr. Already in the platform is 55000, still with a W prefix. There's no yellow on the cab side, so it's carrying blue livery with small yellow panel. Circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.
Class 122 55011 seen in Ayr station on a service from Kilmarnock, circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.
Class 122 55011 at Barassie, where the line from Kilmarnock joins the main Glasgow to Ayr line (thanks to "Mad Mac" for identifying the location). Circa 1969. Stuart Rankin.
Three Class 122 bubbles in three liveries in the bay platforms at Kilmarnock, circa 1969. At the time they were used on services to Ayr. 55011 is closest, the green unit on the left is 55013, behind is 55000 carrying blue livery with a small yellow panel. Stuart Rankin.
Class 122 55011 on the rear of a Class 120. Passing the site of Schoolhill station on the outskirts of Aberdeen, heading for Inverness, June 1978. Mike Cooper.
Class 122 55011 leads a 105/101/105 formation at Glamis working the 'Strathmore Berry Picker' railtour on the 25th July 1981. Mike Cooper.
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.
This is presumed to be 55011 (left) and 55002 (right, with a cabside damage). Taken at Haymarket depot circa 1984. S Saunders.
This DMU line-up in Haymarket depot circa 1984 contains Class 122 55011 and several Met-Camms. S Saunders.
Haymarket set 359 - formed SC55011 + 54248 + 53965 (a class 108 from on-loan from Carlisle) - rolling into Larbert station in June 1984. Andrew McConnell.
Sc55011 sits in front of Sc55000 and Sc55002 at Haymarket on 14/7/84. Hamish Stevenson.
TS061 (presumably 55011) leads Class 116 set TS611 (including 53055 + 59611) at Dorridge on 4 May 1985. 54A South Dock.
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.
Class 122 55011 ticks over in the bay platform at Kettering between duties on the Corby service, November 25, 1987. Not much left of this scene, though Kettering Station box, now at Swanwick Junction, is a notable survivor. Mike Dean.
M55011 in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.
M55011 in Bedford station in April 1988. Mike Cooper.
Class 122 55011 is seen stabled at Tyseley on 08.04.1989 complete with Network South East decals and a coat of arms. At the time this unit and 55004, to the left, had just transferred back to Tyseley from Bletchley. Andy Cole.
Class 122 M55012 sits in Stourbridge Town station in June 1978, facing the buffers it had crashed through the previous year. Michael Mensing.
Class 122 bubble car 55012 is seen between Leamington Spa and Warwick on April 11, 1981. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 122 55012 is seen at the front of a north bound Class 120 working at Saltley in the snow on 12.12.1983. Andy Cole.
Class 122 Set TS062 (55012) on a Stourbridge Town - Stourbridge Junction service approaches Stourbridge Junction on Monday 29th April 1985. Colin Brooks.
Class 122 Set TS062 (55012) on a Stourbridge Town - Stourbridge Junction service awaits time at Stourbridge Town on Monday 29th April 1985. Colin Brooks.
A dmu service for Stratford-on-Avon slows for the Danzey stop on 8 June 1985. Single-unit M55012 leads the formation. The group of onlookers on the Birmingham platform were awaiting (as was I) GWR 4-6-0 "Clun Castle" on a special train, but when this appeared the train was travelling "under caution" at about 15 mph (possibly because of the preceding dmu), and there was a complete lack of exhaust, leading to a rather lifeless picture. I think this one just about made up for it! Lewis Bevan.
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.
Class 122 55012, set number TS062, is seen stabled at Tyseley in blue and grey livery on 22.02.1986. Andy Cole.
M55012 passing Canton on 9th December 1988. Lewis Bevan.
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.
122 112 heads away from the camera at Exeter on 12/4/92. John Reddyhoff.
Class 122 55012 is seen at Thornaby in LoadHaul livery in use as a route learning car on 16.03.1997. It was officially renumbered 977941 but always carried 55012. Andy Cole.
Class 122 55012 is seen passing Washwood Heath in LoadHaul livery on 29.04.1997. Andy Cole.
Class 122 55012 is seen in LoadHaul livery route learning past Washwood Heath on 19.05.1997. Andy Cole.
The Loadhaul route learning Class 122 is seen at Cambridge in 1998. John Law.
Loadhaul liveried route trainer 55012 at Derby in May 1999. Ian Buck.
Loadhaul Class 122 55012 at Knottingley on August 1st, 1999. Rex Holt.
Loadhaul Class 122 55012 at Knottingley on August 1st, 1999. Rex Holt.
Class 122 55012 is seen stabled at Knottingley in LoadHaul colours on 09.08.1999. Andy Cole.
The interior of 55012 (977941) at Thornaby in March 2004. This is the non-brake end, much of the original paneling and lights remain, but much of the cab bulkhead has been cut away, and two extra small lights fitted just in front. Chris Lings.
The brake van end of 55012 (977941) at Thornaby in March 2004. Chris Lings.
Inside 55012 (977941) at Thornaby in March 2004. Chris Lings.
Three GRC&W Bubble Cars in Kilmarnock station, circa 1968/9. The nearest 55013 is still in green, the middle vehicle 55000 is in the early blue livery with small yellow panel, the furthest 55011 is in blue with full yellow ends. Stuart Rankin.
Diesel Parcels car SC55013 being unloaded at Perth Station - 4/9/71. David Christie.
Parcel vehicle Sc55013 on Haymarket depot on 31/03/79. John Carter.
SC55013 at York on the 6th February 1981. It is fitted with Leyland engines. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Class 131 parcels conversion SC55013 at York depot on 16/5/81. Chris Lings.
Class 131 parcels conversion SC55013 is seen at York. Malcolm Clements.
Class 131 parcels conversion SC55013 seen at York on 5/12/81. Malcolm Clements.
Route-learning Class 122 55014 (note the double doors at both ends) in Largs station in 1979, with a Class 107 in the other platform. John Law.
Class 122 Single Car DMU 55014 at Hamilton West on April 16th 1979 seen during the visit of the Midland Railfans Scottish Rambler. This was no longer a passenger vehicle - note the double doors in the centre, and it carries Rosyth Dockyard on the destination blind. There is a Class 107 in the background in Hamilton depot. Ian Charles.
55015 seen at Stirling 14/5/71. The different tone of blue between the nearest cab door and the first 'passenger' door with a droplight signifies where body panels have been altered removing a window and making a double door. Through the cab windows we can see wire mesh has been fitted to the insides of the white painted windows. Hamish Stevenson.
Two three-car Met-Camm sets have a Class 131 (presumably 55015 due to the small yellow panel) and a wagon on the rear when seen at Carrick Knowe on the outskirts of Edinburgh on 21/5/71. Believed to be a service from Stirling. GM Staddon.
1958 built Class 122 DMBS SC55015 entered service in 1958 and was converted to a Class 131 MPV during September 1971. In this image taken on the 22nd September 1978 she is stabled for the weekend at Haymarket MPD, Edinburgh attached to a 3 Car Class 101 DMU. The 'Parcels Use Only' branding is visible but not readable low down on the far left bodyside of the vehicle. Following use as a driver training vehicle from September 1983 until July 1989 she was withdrawn from service and scrapped at MC Metals, Glasgow during July 1990. Bob Woolnough.
Class 131 parcels car SC55015 sits in Eastfield depot on May 18th, 1978. Under its number is written 'PARCELS TRAFFIC ONLY'. A Met-Camm vehicle is behind the Class 26. Rex Holt.
Parcels bubble Sc55015 in Eastfield depot on May 18th, 1978. Rex Holt.
Class 131 parcels car SC55015 at Eastfield depot in the early 1980s. An extra set of double doors had originally been fitted behind the cab at the non-van end, these had now been moved further into the centre of the vehicle. Stuart Pearce.
Class 131 parcels car 55015 passes through a wet Motherwell on the 26th February 1982. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 131 bubble car SC55015 sits amongst many Class 101 vehicles at Haymarket depot on the 12th June 1982. Chris Lings.
55016 seen at Looe, date unknown. John Vaughan.
W55017 at Looe on the 29th March 1967. Stuart Mackay Collection.
W55018 and W56295 at Claverdon with the 12:40pm Stratford-on-Avon to Leamington Spa (General), 20th September 1961. Michael Mensing.
55018 looking very sorry for itself at Swindon Works, 19th January 1978. Neil Cannon.
Route learner 55019 at Stratford Low Level on 22nd September 1995. Once on the North Woolwich line the Docklands Light Railway now works here. Ian Buck.
W56292 and W55001 are seen in platform four of Birmingham Snow Hill station on the 12th July 1958 with the 2pm service to Dudley. Michael Mensing.
W56292 is attached to a Swindon Cross-Country set on the 11.20am Oxford - Birmingham (Snow Hill), seen after arriving into platform one at Snow Hill on the 13th December 1958. Michael Mensing.
56295 and 55018 at Hatton with the 11.20am Leamington Spa (General) - Stratford-on-Avon on the 20th September 1961. Michael Mensing.
W56295 with a GRC&W bubble car and a Swindon Cross-Country set behind, seen in Birmingham Moor Street with the 5.15pm to Henley-in-Arden service on the 12th April 1962. Michael Mensing.
Withdrawn M56295 (a Class 122 Driving Trailer) dumped at Bristol TM, with some glass missing from the vehicle. Circa 1982. Robert Tarling.
GRC&W DTS W56296 is attached to the front of two Class 116 sets on the 4.25pm Wellington - Lapworth service seen approaching Bentley Heath crossing on the 25th April 1959. Michael Mensing.
W56299 with a Class 122 bubble car arrives into Birmingham Snow Hill with the 2.0pm ex-Dudley on the 2nd December 1961. Michael Mensing.
W56299 leads a GRC&W bubble car on the 3.0pm Dudley - Birmingham Snow Hill service seen at Hockley on the 27th October 1962. Michael Mensing.
SC56299 is seen awaiting it's fate, stripped of all re-useable parts at Glasgow Works. Malcolm Clements.