55020 Class 121 Driving Motor Brake Second

Home Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Location History

Bodmin & Wenford Railway Oct 17-Present

Current Location

Bodmin & Wenford Railway



Current Status



Current Livery

Chiltern Railways Blue



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)











Record Last Updated

21 October 2017


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
In common with many of the single units, 55020 was converted to a departmental vehicle, renumbered 977722, and operated as such between 1992 and 1999. However in an unusual twist it was returned to passenger service for Chiltern Railways as 121020 and operated the Aylesbury to Princes Risborough route from 2003 to 2017, when it was finally retired some 57 years since being built.

Preserved in 2017, it was moved to its new home the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in October, fully operational and available for passenger service.

Future Plans
Little work is currently required to the vehicle, so presumably it will continue in preservation passenger service with few changes required.