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Vehicle 51794


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

Allocations

20/02/60 New to 61A (Kittybrewster)
2w/e 09/04/60 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
Jul-60 On loan to 60A (Inverness)
3w/e 17/12/60 Ex-loan back to 61A (Kittybrewster)
5w/e 04/02/67 Transferred to 60A (Inverness)
Mar-80 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
05/10/81 Transferred to DY (Derby)
circa 1984 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
20/04/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
2w/e 08/06/86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51782 59683 51794 Transfer to 60A - Jul-60 - on loan
51782 59683 51794 Transfer to 61A - 3w/e 17/12/60 - ex-loan
305 51785 59680 51794 Listed at IS - mid-May-78
399 51470 59680 51794 Listed at AY - 01/02/81
EP526 50743 59300 51794 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53709 59297 51794 Listed at NH - circa Jan-86
53709 59297 51794 Transfer to AY - 2w/e 15/04/86
531 53709 59297 51794 Noted May 1986

Images:

DMU

Date: 17th May 1960

A Swindon Cross-Country set (power cars are 51794 and 51782) approaches Taynuilt with an Oban bound excursion on 17/05/60. A portion had been detached at Crainlarich for Fort William, the passengers would travel by steamers between the two locations to do a circular tour. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 8th February 1987

Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country DMS 51794 sits condemned in Haymarket depot on the 8th February 1987. Many windows are smashed or missing. Originally a ScR vehicle, it had moved to the LMR in 1981. Still carrying an M prefix, it had moved back to the ScR in April 1986 and withdrawn just weeks later in June 1986. Hamish Stevenson.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 17th May 1960

Sc51782 (other power car is 51794) waits to depart Oban at 6.50pm with a return excursion to Glasgow via Callander on 17/05/60. The outward journey was via Arrochar, a portion had been detached at Crainlarich for Fort William, the passengers would travel by steamers between the two locations to do a circular tour. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: June 1978

Set number: 305

Set 305 (probably comprised of 51785 + 59680 + 51794) leaves Aberdeen for Inverness past the site of Schoolhill station with Class 122 55011 on the rear. June 1978. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 16th August 1980

A ScR 6-car formation, SC51250 + SC59557 + SC51794 / SC51520 + SC59553 + SC51454 at Lancaster Castle on a Horwick Works Open day connection, 16/8/80. Robert Frise.

DMU

Date: 25th August 1980

A Class 101 at Carlisle on 25/08/1980. DMBS SC51250 is nearest, the TS 59557 is still in refurbished livery. The furthest car is Class 120 DMS 51794. This Scotland-based unit will have been working local services via Dumfries. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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