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Vehicle 50666 / 53666

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


4w/e 17/05/58 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
May-69 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
4w/e 14/03/70 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
May-70 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
20/06/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Oct-85 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Apr-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)


4th May 1958 - new at Swindon Works

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50666 - original number
53666 - from Jun-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

50717 59273 50666 Noted 11th June 1958 - Bristol P Way outing
CFD513 50707 59273 50666 Noted Feb-62
LA510 50712 50666 56289 Transfer to 84A - 4w/e 14/03/70 - unusual formation!
C612 50712 59286 50666 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
53712 59286 53666 Noted circa Mar-84


May-71 - Headlamp fitted
3w/e 06/11/71 - Dual AWS fitted



Date: 22nd August 1978

Set number: C612

Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set C612 in Swansea station on the 22nd August 1978. Peter Heppenstall.


Date: 5th May 1979

Set number: C612

Class 120 set C612 (50666, 59286 & 50712) at Carmarthen on 5th May 1979. Ian Buck.


Date: September 1979

Set number: C612

Class 120 C612 (50666, 59286 & 50712) on a railtour at Aberdare in September 1979. Ian Buck.


Date: September 1979

Set number: C612

On a railtour class 120 set C612 visits Penmawr Colliery in September 1979. Ian Buck.


Date: March 1984

Class 120 DMSL M53666 prepares to leave Manchester Victoria's platform 13 at the rear of a service to Blackpool North, circa March 1984. At the front of this 3-car set was M53712 followed by centre car M59286. S Gaskell.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: unknown

E50666 + E59384 + E50626 at March on 15th May 1982 with the 13.55 Cambridge - Doncaster. There certainly seem to be plenty of passengers, though whether they are boarding or disembarking is unclear. E50636 had had the two character heacode panel plated over, this was a short term fix and at the next major overhaul it would be rebuilt with a flush front. Gerard Fletcher.


Date: 19th June 1983

Swindon Works 3-car Cross Country Class 120 vehicles M53712, M59286 and M53666 at Blackpool North Carriage Sidings, 19-06-83. Vincent Haworth.


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