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Vehicle 50693 / 53693


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

Feb-59 New to BL (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
by Jun-62 Transferred to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
10/09/62 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
3w/e 01/02/64 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
4w/e 04/05/68 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
4w/e 23/11/68 On loan to 81D (Reading)
Dec-68 Ex-loan back to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
May-70 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
w/e 22/10/77 Transferred to CH (Chester)
03/02/83 Transferred to DY (Derby)
02/02/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Feb-87 Stored U. FY (Falkland Yard)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50693 - original number
53693 - from Sep-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50699 50693 Noted Summer 1966
50738 59299 50693 Transfer to 81D - 4w/e 23/11/68 - on loan
50738 59299 50693 Transfer to 82A - Dec-68
CTN502 50735 59294 50693 Listed at 86A - May-70 - (also noted as 50738 - 59299 - 50693)
CTN502 50738 59299 50693 Listed at 86A - May-70 - (also noted as 50735 - 59294 -50693)
C502 50738 59299 50693 Noted 31/10/72
50738 59262 50693 Transfer to DY - 03/02/83
53738 59262 53693 Noted 11/02/85
spare 53693 Formation change - DY - circa Sep-85
53742 59268 53693 Listed at AY - circa Jan-86
517 53742 59268 53693 Noted 1st February 1986
53742 59268 53693 Noted 25/02/86
53737 59531 53693 Noted 3rd July 1986
519 53737 59531 53693 Noted 9th August 1986
522 53744 59063 53693 Formation change - AY - circa Aug-86
522 53744 59558 53693 Formation change - circa Sep-86 - 59558 replaced 59063
519 53737 59531 53693 Noted 6th September 1986

Modifications

8w/e 01/01/72 - Dual AWS fitted

50693 was involved in the following incident(s):


23/1/74 - Pontypool Rd, WR

Derailment involving Class 120 / Class 121

Info from Peter Mullen

A Cardiff to Crewe train became derailed on catch points near Pontypool Road while working wrong line to pass a failed freight train. More Details.


Images:

DMU

Date: 11th February 1985

53693 + 59262 + 53738 wait to leave Leamington spa with a New Street service on Monday 11/2/85. Mel Holley.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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