Class 127

Class 127 DMU - Ian AllisonIan Allison was on hand at Leicester North on 26th August, 2013 to capture the return to service of the Class 127 DMU after several years of inactivity. The unit arrived at the GCR in the 1980s and saw several years of activity. It was used to celebrate 50 years of the class in 2009.

Comprising of two power cars, DMBS 51622 (nearest the camera) and DMBS 51616, each powered by a Rolls Royce  8 cylinder horizontal engine giving 238 hp, the DMU has been restored to a very high standard by Liam Tinsley and Martin Cooper. Both are to be congratulated on such a superb job.

With a capacity of 76 seats the Class 127 was built at Derby in 1959 for use on the Bedford – St Pancras line before that line was electrified. The DMU will now provide a very useful complement to the other DMU on the GCR, the Class 101.

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