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Vehicle 50655 / 53655


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: 30334
Diagram: 586

Allocations

Feb-58 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
5w/e 07/06/69 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
p/e 19/05/79 Transferred to CH (Chester)
p/e 10/07/83 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
2w/e 14/05/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)
Jun-86 Reinstated NH (Newton Heath)
Jun-86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Dec-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

29th January 1958 - New at Swindon Carriage Works.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50655 - original number
53655 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


CDF504 50713 59259 50655 Noted circa Oct-59
50697 59263 50655 Transfer to CH - p/e 19/05/79
53697 59263 53655 Noted 19/05/85
53697 59263 53655 Listed at NH - circa Jan-86
350 51182 59807 53655 Formed at AY Jul-86
350 51182 59807 53655 Noted 31st July 1986
350 51182 59807 53655 Listed at Ayr - August 1986

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 350

Set 350 has a handpainted number, seen on arrival at Ayr circa 1986. This is presumed to be 53655, with 59807 behind. Andrew McConnell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 19th May 1985

53697 + 59263 + 53655 + 51586 + 59532 + 51577 at Blackpool North with the 11:20 to Manchester on 19/5/85. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 9th November 1985

With three different types of first generation dmu's in view, a Newton Heath allocated Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set comprising of cars M53696 + M59263 + M53655, waits to leave Manchester Victoria's platform 14 with a Blackpool North service, 9th November 1985. This view has totally changed beyond recognition, all the platforms are now straight with a 21,000 seat arena built on top of them. Andrew J Crowther.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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