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 04/10/58||New to||BL (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|3w/e 01/02/64||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|circa May-64||On loan to||81D (Reading)|
|Jul-64||Ex-loan back to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|4w/e 31/05/69||Transferred to||16C (Derby Etches Park)|
|02/02/86||Transferred to||TS (Tyseley)|
|09/03/86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|p/e 23/11/86||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
50688 - original number
53688 - from Aug-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50741||59280||50688||Noted circa Aug-67 - in plain blue livery|
|EP480||50741||59280||50688||Noted circa Jun-69|
|EP518||50737||59274||50688||Listed at DY - circa Jun-82|
|TS408||53737||59571||53688||New set number at TS - Jan-86 - number never carried|
|519||53737||59571||53688||Noted 1st May 1986|
|519||53737||59571||53688||Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986|
|551||53380||59789||53688||Formed at AY 2w/e 07/07/86|
|369||51186||59268||53688||Listed at Ayr - August 1986|
|spare||53688||Formation change - circa Oct-86|
This Swindon Class 120 cross-country set (M50688, M59274, M50737) is seen at Derby waiting to work the 17.18 to Lincoln, doors open in welcoming fashion. 20/9/81. Gerard Fletcher.
DMS M50688 awaits departure from Derby with a local service to Matlock - no other information with this slide, so my guess is late 1970s / early 1980s, and no later than 1983. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Two cars of a Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 unit Nos.53688-53737, reformed with a class 101 intermediate trailer No.59571 forming a Nottingham to Crewe service with Prototype class 150 unit No.151 001 on the Matlock shuttle service at the same platform face on a wet 17th December 1985. Gordon Edgar.
A Swindon class 120 'Cross-Country' unit nos.53688 - 59571 - 53737 rattles away at Derby station during the early evening of 28th December 1985 forming a Crewe to Lincoln service. Gordon Edgar.
Class 120 53688 is seen stabled at Tyseley Carriage sidings on 08.03.1986. The 101 centre car behind is probably 59571. Andy Cole.
Class 120 hybrid set M53737 + E59571 + M53688 at Lincoln Central, 12th October 1985. Hamish Stevenson.