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Vehicle 50698 / 53698


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)
20/06/82 Transferred to CH (Chester)
by Mar-85 On loan to DY (Derby)
May-85 Transferred to DY (Derby)
Jan-86 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
09/03/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
28/09/86 Transferred to HA (Haymarket)
Feb-87 Stored U. HA (Haymarket)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from HA (Haymarket)

Notes

29th January 1958 - New at Swindon Carriage Works.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50698 - original number
53698 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50698 50700 Noted 29th January 1958 - On trial
CDF502 50698 59264 50649 Noted Feb-62
CTN602 50698 50649 Listed at 86A - May-70
C602 50698 50649 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
TS401 53698 59535 53649 New set number at TS - Jan-86 - set number never applied
507 53698 59535 53649 New set number at AY - Mar-86
507 53698 59535 53649 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
507 53698 59285 53648 Noted 31st July 1986
507 53698 59285 53648 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
507 53698 59285 53648 Transfer to HA - 28/09/86

Modifications

p/e 28/10/72 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 2nd April 1966

W50698 leads this 2-car Swindon Cross-Country set away from Llangunllo tunnel with an afternoon Shrewsbury - Llanelli working, 2nd April 1966. Michael Mensing.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 30th August 1980

Set number: C602

Formed of 50649 & 50698 C602 is seen at Swansea on 30/8/80. It was working shuttles to the Landore open day. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 1st November 1986

Set number: C507

W51781 is at the rear of M59285 + M53698 heading out of Uphall with the 11:18 Edinburgh - Bathgate on the 1st November 1986. This is set 507, a few weeks earlier the vehicle still had its Cardiff set number C615, the new set sticker failed to cover the 'C'. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1st November 1986

Set number: C507

Set 507 (W51781 + M59285 + M53698) arrives into Uphall station with the 16:03 Bathgate - Edinburgh on the 1st November 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 5th December 1986

Set number: C507

Set formation C507 consisting of vehicles W51781 W59285 W53698 is seen working the North Berwick-Edinburgh Waverley shuttle service at North Berwick on 5/12/86. This example appears to have recently transferred from Western Region - Cardiff Division, the car numbers having W-prefixing and the C-prefix set number. It also has a bracket between the two cab front windows for carrying the extra headlight used on the Central Wales line. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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