Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30516
|Apr-61||New to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||83D (Plymouth Laira)|
|4w/e 04/05/68||Transferred to||81D (Reading)|
|May-69||Transferred to||86A (Cardiff Canton)|
|3w/e 02/05/70||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|May-71||Transferred to||84A (Plymouth Laira)|
|2w/e 31/10/71||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|30/06/74||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|w/e 08/05/76||Transferred to||LA (Plymouth Laira)|
|w/e 03/05/80||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|20/06/82||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|11/05/86||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Jun-86||Reinstated||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Jun-86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|Feb-87||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
|LA511||51574||51583||Noted circa Feb-68 - in blue grey with full yellow ends|
|51574||59284||51583||Transfer to 84A - May-71|
|51574||59284||51583||Transfer to LA - w/e 08/05/76|
|P553||51574||59284||51583||Listed at LA - 31st December 1977|
|553||51574||59284||51583||Transfer to CF - w/e 03/05/80|
|51574||59284||51583||Listed at NH - circa Jan-86|
|451||53473||59264||51583||Noted 14th July 1986|
|451||53473||59264||51583||Listed at Ayr - August 1986|
|451||53473||59264||51583||Noted 4th August 1986|
|101354||53210||59797||51583||Formed at AY circa Oct-86|
Nov-72 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 25/06/77 - WR AWS removed
C553 runs into Gloucester in 1981. Mike Cooper.
C553 sitting in Gloucester station in 1981. Mike Cooper.
Swindon class 120 three-car set led by DMSL 51583 at Southport, with a service for Manchester Victoria, 8/9/84. Robert Chilton.
51583 in the company of a Class 108 at Manchester Victoria on the 5th March 1985. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 108 in Manchester Victoria station on the 5th March 1985. On the left is a Class 120 set including M51583. Malcolm Clements.
A class 104 / 120 hyrid (presumably 53473 + 59264 + 51583) departs Newton on Ayr with the 15.15 Ayr - Glasgow Central on 27-09-1986, the last day of diesel services. Stored 107s can be seen in the yard ahead. Gordon Thomson.