Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30335
|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)|
|Mar-86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|28/09/86||Transferred to||HA (Haymarket)|
|Feb-87||Stored U.||HA (Haymarket)|
|Mar-87||Withdrawn from||HA (Haymarket)|
29th January 1958 - New at Swindon Carriage Works.
50698 - original number
53698 - from Apr-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50698||50700||Noted 29th January 1958 - On trial|
|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|
p/e 28/10/72 - Dual AWS fitted
W50698 leads this 2-car Swindon Cross-Country set away from Llangunllo tunnel with an afternoon Shrewsbury - Llanelli working, 2nd April 1966. Michael Mensing.
Formed of 50649 & 50698 C602 is seen at Swansea on 30/8/80. It was working shuttles to the Landore open day. Chris Lings.
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.
Set 507 (W51781 + M59285 + M53698) arrives into Uphall station with the 16:03 Bathgate - Edinburgh on the 1st November 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
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.