Ex LMS shunter 7055 later MPU 2 and 953 (and ADB968004)

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Tiptreeman
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Ex LMS shunter 7055 later MPU 2 and 953 (and ADB968004)

Post by Tiptreeman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:52 pm

LMS shunter 2055 was converted to a mobile power unit numbered MPU2 on 5/4/39. The loco was overhauled at Stratford Works in 1955 and numbered 953.
Roumer has it that it was used on the Great Eastern section, maybe in connection with some electrification work.

It was photographed with Dept 100 (ex 25610 Ilford Depot shunter) dumped at Goodmayes during the time 100 was stored there until finally withdrawn.

It subsequently appeared at Tornaby in 1960-61 and was scrapped in Feb 1964.
The withdrawal seems not to have been recorded as it was allocated number ADB968004 in the later departmental series.....

Does anyone have any records, photos, information on the unit whilst on the Great Eastern Section?

Graham Hallett

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