Sunday, 21 May 2017

The final farewell to the Bubble Cars

The affectionately named ‘Bubble Cars’, that have run on the Chiltern Railways line between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury, made their last journey on the Chiltern Railways route on Friday 19th May.

First brought into service in Britain in 1960, the two heritage class 121 trains were purchased by Chiltern Railways in 2003 and have serviced the 18-minute journey from Princes Risborough to Monks Risborough, Little Kimble and Aylesbury ever since.
As single carriage trains, they were recognisable for their small size and open environment allowing customers to see ahead through the front windows of the train.

David Bowker and John Parkin have kindly provided a selection of images from the final day, which include a cake specially baked and prepared for the day's events.