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Vehicle 51784

Class 120

BR Diagram 587

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: 30559
Diagram: 587


05/12/59 New to 61A (Kittybrewster)
3w/e 02/04/60 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
Jun-60 Transferred to 61A (Kittybrewster)
3w/e 19/11/60 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central)
w/e 03/06/61 Transferred to 61A (Kittybrewster)
5w/e 04/02/67 Transferred to 60A (Inverness)
5w/e 06/09/69 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
Dec-70 Listed at 60A (Inverness)
p/e 09/06/79 Stored U. ZC
18/12/80 Withdrawn

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51784 59682 51791 Transfer to 61A - Jun-60
304 51784 59681 51793 Noted 27/08/77
306 51784 59684 51793 Listed at IS - mid-May-78

51784 was involved in the following incident(s):

Oyne Derailment

12/5/78 - Near Oyne, ScR

Derailment involving Class 120

Info from Alan Binns, Mike Cooper, Peter Mullen

A road vehicle hit a railway bridge on the Aberdeen - Inverness Line, knocking it out of alignment, which was then hit by set 304 which derailed. More Details.



Date: 8th June 1960

An ScR official photo showing Sc51784 on the 8th June 1960. Location unknown. AA McLean Collection.


Date: 1972

Set number: 303

This 120 on an Aberdeen to Elgin service is seen just north of Kittybrewster in the autumn of 1972. The destination blind reads "Elgin via Mulben" although by this time that was the only way you could get from Aberdeen to Elgin by rail! Note also the unusual tail lamp, a distinct feature on this line. The set number is carried in the cab window. The DMBF could be 51784, it was listed as being in set 303 in a June 1973 set list. John McIntyre.


Date: May 1978

Set number: 304

51784 - which still appears to have the luggage rack lights on - and 59684 after derailing at Oyne in May 1978. Alan Rintoul.


Date: 6th October 1984

Set 304 was involved in an accident at Oyne on the 12/5/78. DMBF 51784 was withdrawn went to Glasgow Works for scrapping. It is seen there on the 6th October 1984. Bill Hamilton.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 14th May 1960

A Swindon Cross-Country set (51784 + 59682 + 51792) sits in Callander station on the 14th May 1960 with a Six Lochs Land Cruise working. Michael Mensing.


Date: 12th May 1978

Set number: 304

Derailment near Oyne (Aberdeen - Inverness line), 12/5/78, following a lorry crashing into a bridge. Class 120 Set 304 containing DMS 51793 (left, on rails), TBS 59684 (centre, half on half off) and DMBC 51784 (right, on side). Scotpix courtesy of Peter Mullen.


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