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Vehicle 50688 / 53688


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

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Dec-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50688 - original number
53688 - from Aug-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


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

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

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.

DMU

Date: 17th December 1985

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.

DMU

Date: 28th December 1985

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.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 12th October 1985

Class 120 hybrid set M53737 + E59571 + M53688 at Lincoln Central, 12th October 1985. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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