55035 Bathampton 20 April 1988

Although I managed to photograph all the Class 121 DMBS 'bubble cars', I only ever saw 55035 twice. Withdrawn from revenue earning stock in 1978, it survived in departmental use as route learner ADB975659 until 1992. Initially it carried the set number L103, but by 1988 this had changed to L135. On 20 April 1988 it is pictured approaching Bathampton, between the River Avon and the Kennet & Avon Canal with a Southampton to Bristol route learning trip. Luckily it just managed to beat the approaching clouds!