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Vehicle 50696 / 53696


Class 120

BR Diagram 587

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: 30335
Diagram: 587

Allocations

Oct-57 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
May-65 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
w/e 07/06/69 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
02/02/86 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
09/03/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
28/09/86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

4th May 1958 - new at Swindon Works

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50696 - original number
53696 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50696 59267 50676 Noted circa Sep-67 - in blue with small yellow panel
EP497 50696 59267 50676 Noted Jun-69 - ex-BTL509
EP514 50696 59280 50687 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
TS403 53696 59121 53669 New set number at TS - Jan-86 - number never carried
505 53696 59121 53669 Noted 1st May 1986
505 53696 59121 53669 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
505 53696 Listed at Ayr - August 1986

Images:

DMU

Date: 9th November 1985

With three different types of first generation dmu's in view, a Newton Heath allocated Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set comprising of cars M53696 + M59263 + M53655, waits to leave Manchester Victoria's platform 14 with a Blackpool North service, 9th November 1985. This view has totally changed beyond recognition, all the platforms are now straight with a 21,000 seat arena built on top of them. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: April 1986

Set number: 505

Class 120 set 505 in Glasgow Central station in April 1986 (also still carrying EP514). It has a Class 101 centre car 59121. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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