Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30334
|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|Apr-86||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|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
50666 - original number
53666 - from Jun-84 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50717||59273||50666||Noted 11th June 1958 - Bristol P Way outing|
|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
Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set C612 in Swansea station on the 22nd August 1978. Peter Heppenstall.
Class 120 set C612 (50666, 59286 & 50712) at Carmarthen on 5th May 1979. Ian Buck.
Class 120 C612 (50666, 59286 & 50712) on a railtour at Aberdare in September 1979. Ian Buck.
On a railtour class 120 set C612 visits Penmawr Colliery in September 1979. Ian Buck.
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.
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.
Swindon Works 3-car Cross Country Class 120 vehicles M53712, M59286 and M53666 at Blackpool North Carriage Sidings, 19-06-83. Vincent Haworth.