Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30334
|Oct-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)|
|5w/e 07/06/69||Transferred to||16C (Derby Etches Park)|
|02/02/86||Transferred to||TS (Tyseley)|
|09/03/86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|Dec-86||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|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|
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 hybrid set M53737 + E59571 + M53688 at Lincoln Central, 12th October 1985. Hamish Stevenson.