Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30421
Class 119 set P577 is seen at Truro on 4th December 1976. This photo was taken from the infamous Western China Clay railtour. Ian Buck.
Class 119 set B577 heads out of Worcester Foregate Street in the late 1960s / early 1970s. Whilst most DMUs went from green livery to blue livery from the late 1960s, Cross-Country (Classes 119 and 120) and Inter-City (Classes 123 and 126) types (including Trans-Pennine Class 124) generally went straight into blue & grey livery, thus they carried this livery with many original fitting such as headcodes (which were normally removed later). Going against the trend, some Scottish region Class 120 and 126 units carried blue livery, whilst some Western region Class 101 units that were deployed on Cross-Country services went straight from green livery to blue & grey, long before the livery became standard for the class. Graeme Phillips Collection.
At this time a strike meant that the few trains running on the Brighton Line were a bit of a mixed bag. This is seen as a 6-car Brighton to London Bridge train leaves Redhill in June 1982 with class 119 car 51063 on set L577. Ian Buck.
Occasionally the Reading Gatwick service was diverted via the West London and Brighton Main Line owing to trackworks. On 1st April 1984 Class 119 set L577 with car 51063 leading passes Coulsdon North. Ian Buck.
With 51063 leading class 119 set L578 at Guildford. Ian Buck.
A Class 119 on a Falmouth to Truro service waits to depart from the thankfully reinstated Docks station on 11/7/86. WR set 577 should be 51063 + 59422 + 51091, yet the vehicles were allocated to CF at the time, and had not been Plymouth vehicles since 1977. Stephen Burdett.