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DX5 975042 - Sandite Unit 960015


Current number:
Any other previous number(s):
BR DMU 55019



Moved to Cynheidre - Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway 7/12.



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  • 975042

    12 June 2002 - Vince

    Does anyone know if these, or the others at Aylesbury are still in use? If so, are they still used for sandite, or just route learning now, with the introduction ( ! ) of the MPVs?

  • 975042

    13 June 2002 - Simon Bendall

    975042, 977723 and 977858 are still operational and used for sandite and route learning as required. Also see use as Aylesbury depot shunters on occasions. Obviously they see most use in the autumn, the two pictured above have not moved for some months. 977722 is just used for spares. Despite what RAIL says, Aylesbury has never had an allocation of MPVs and AFAIK has only had two visits since they were introduced. Last time I asked a Chiltern bod, he said there were no plans to replace the bubbles.

  • 975042

    9 February 2004 - Tom Walker

    note the differences between this unit and the one behind it. One is a class 121, the other a 122.

  • 975042

    12 April 2004 - Colin Burnikell

    Concerning the Railtrack livery worn by the class 121, when was this first introduced?

  • 975042

    20 June 2004 - Tom Walker

    I believe the answer to that would be 1998, but don't mark my words.

  • 975042

    10 April 2005 - Colin Burnikell

    Can anybody else confirm the date of 1998 as the introduction of these units in Railtrack livery?

  • 975042

    23 February 2008 - Tony Rispoli

    Were these fitted with OTMR this year then? Otherwise they could not be used on the main line and the sandite work definitely be done by MPVs

  • 24 July 2012 - Robin Morel

    reported as moved to - Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway Company Limited today at Cynheidre, courtesy of Allelys

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