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Vehicle 51584


Class 120

BR Diagram 637

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30516
Diagram: 637

Allocations

Apr-61 New to TYS (Tyseley)
by Jun-62 Transferred to 83D (Plymouth Laira)
5w/e 05/12/70 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
5w/e 02/02/74 Transferred to LA (Plymouth Laira)
w/e 03/05/80 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
29/11/81 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11/05/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)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)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51575 59581 51584 Noted circa Nov-67 - in plain blue with small yellow panel
51575 59581 51584 Noted circa Dec-67 - in plain blue with small yellow panel
51575 59581 51584 Transfer to 82A - 5w/e 05/12/70
51575 59264 51584 Transfer to LA - 5w/e 02/02/74
P554 51574 51584 Noted 6th September 1974
P554 51575 51584 Listed at LA - 31st December 1977
554 51575 51584 Transfer to CF - w/e 03/05/80 - from LA
554 51575 59581 51584 Formation change - w/e 13/12/80 - 59581 added
51575 59581 51584 Listed at NH - circa Jan-86
454 51268 59785 51584 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
104452 53461 59558 51584 Formation change - circa Oct-86 - 51584 added

Modifications

circa Jul-70 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: P554

Class 120 set P554 at Looe. Date unknown. Peter Heppenstall.

DMU

Date: 24th January 1988

Set number: 386

Class 120 51584 carrying set number 386 at Snailwell on January 24, 1988. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 15th May 1974

Set number: P554

15/5/74 at Par. A class 120 dmu shortened to a 2 car unit waits for its next turn on the Newquay branch. Set P554 is presumably formed of 51575 + 51584. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 16th May 1974

Set number: P554

P554 (presumably 51575 + 51584) heads for Penzance at St Austell on 16/5/74. The parcels office seems to be generating good business. The attractive GWR buildings have been replaced by a modern structure. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 6th September 1974

Set number: P554

Swindon Class 120 set P554 (51575 + 51584) DMU at Dockyard, Devonport on 06/09/1974 with a train for Gunnislake. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: P554

Cross-Country set P554 (51575 + 51584) at Paignton. Date unknown. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 12th April 1985

On 12th April 1985, just a month before withdrawal on the outskirts of Skipton is a Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set, comprising of cars M51575 + M59581 + M51584, which has either worked in over the Settle & Carlisle line or the Little North Western from Lancaster. These units were not common along here, this is the only time I think I saw one, it's certainly the only photogragh I have of one along here! Andrew J Crowther.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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