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Vehicle 51793

Class 120

BR Diagram 586

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: 30560
Diagram: 586


20/02/60 New 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)
2w/e 22/03/80 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
p/e 09/10/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Oct-85 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Apr-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51781 59680 51793 Listed at 61A - May-60
51786 59684 51793 Noted 31/03/76
C521 51785 59684 51793 Transfer to CF - 2w/e 22/03/80 - by May running as C621
C621 51785 51793 Noted 30/12/80


circa May-81 - Headlamp fitted

51793 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: 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.


Date: 4th February 1984

A Class 120 set formed 51793 + 59684 + 51785 sets next to a Class 110 set at Manchester Victoria. Taken at 18:18 on Saturday 4th February 1984. Mel Holley.


Date: 7th September 1985

Coasting down towards New Mills South Junction is a six car Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu formation, headed by M51793 + M59684 + M51785 with a returning summer Saturday Skegness - Manchester Piccadilly working. These units were not common along here, it's possibly the only time I saw one here! 7th September 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 30th December 1980

Set number: C621

C621 (51785 + 51793) sits beside a Class 128 at Shrewsbury on 30 December 1980, having arrived on the 05:44 from Swansea. The 128 will leave on the 09:40 parcels service to Newtown. Tom Clift.



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