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Vehicle 50700 / 53700


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)
7w/e 14/06/69 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
2w/e 09/01/71 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
w/e 13/12/80 Transferred to DY (Derby)
Jun-85 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
2w/e 14/05/86 Transferred to CH (Chester)
p/e 17/09/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Mar-87 Transferred to HA (Haymarket)
13/09/89 Withdrawn from HA (Haymarket)

Notes

29th January 1958 - New at Swindon Carriage Works.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50700 - original number
53700 - from 1985 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50698 50700 Noted 29th January 1958 - On trial
CDF508 50700 59262 50659 Listed at CDF - circa Sep-60
50700 59282 50659 Transfer to 86A - 2w/e 09/01/71
C504 50700 59282 50659 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
EP525 50700 59680 50662 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53700 59089 53662 Transfer to NH - Jun-85 - from DY
53700 59089 51930 Listed at NH - circa Jan-86
53700 53682 Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Relief set
533 53700 59262 53682 Listed at HA - 23/03/87
533 53700 59289 53682 Formation change - circa Jul-87 - 59289 (ex-535) replaced 59262 (to 535)
533 53700 59065 53682 Formation change - 2w/e 14/11/87 - 59065 replaced 59289
533 53700 59532 53682 Listed at HA - Jan-88
533 53700 59532 53682 Listed at HA - circa August 1988
533 53700 59532 53682 Noted 06/03/89
533 53700 59532 53683 Listed at HA - 08/05/89

Modifications

03/07/73 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 533

Class 120 M53700 at the buffers in Glasgow Central station in the late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 533

Swindon Cross-Country vehicle M53700 sits in Glasgow Central station in the late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 533

M53700 in Glasgow Queen Street station in the late 1980s. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 533

This appears to be set 533, a 120/101 hybrid, heading south from Glasgow Central. Undated. Andrew McConnell.

DMU

Date: 13th September 1988

Set number: 533

M53700 + 59532 + M53682 heading out of Edinburgh Waverley on the 11:18 Edinburgh - Glasgow Central, 13/9/88. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 19th May 1989

Set number: 533

120533 at Glasgow Central on 19-05-1989. My favourite 1st generation dmu - enjoying an 'Indian summer' on Strathclyde suburban services, shortly before the takeover of class 156 was completed. Gordon Thomson.

DMU

Date: 1st June 1989

Set number: 533

A six-car formation heading out of Perth on June 1st 1989 towards Dundee. The vehicle closest appears to be 53700. Stuart Mackay.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 533

Class 120 set 533 in Glasgow Central in the late 1980s. The power cars are 53682 (closest) and 53700, they have a Met-Camm centre in between them. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 533

Class 120/101 hybrid set 533 (probably 53682 + 59532 or 59065 + 53700) seen in Edinburgh Waverley. Late 1980s, exact date unknown. Malcolm Clements.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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