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Vehicle 50701 / 53701

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


Oct-57 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
by Oct-60 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
3w/e 01/02/64 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
Jun-64 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
Feb-65 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
Apr-70 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
20/06/82 Transferred to CH (Chester)
p/e 04/09/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Oct-85 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Nov-85 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Nov-85 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50701 - original number
53701 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

TYS501 50701 59290 50651 Listed at TYS - circa Oct-60
CTN604 50701 50681 Listed at 86A - May-70
C604 50701 50681 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
C604 50701 50681 Noted Sep-81


4w/e 07/08/71 - Dual AWS fitted



Date: 22nd March 1958

W50701 (with tail lamp) leads the stock to form the 6-car 3.40pm to Cardiff (G) via Stratford-on-Avon into Birmingham Snow Hill on the 22nd March 1958. Note that coach letters are carried, 'A' being visible between the cab and first passenger windows. Michael Mensing.


Date: unknown

Set number: C604

C604 / 50701 seen on the Central Wales line at Llandrindod Wells. Undated. Ian Francis.


Date: 1977

Set number: C604

Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set C604 at Merthyr Tydfil in 1977. John Law.


Date: 14th April 1980

Set number: C604

The 14th April 1980, and C604 (50701 + 50681) is seen at Builth Road on the 10:46 Shrewsbury - Swansea. Hamish Stevenson.


Date: 3rd March 1981

Set number: C604

Two-car Class 120 set C604 is working with a 3-car Met-Camm set when seen at Lawrence Hill on 3 March 1981. Steve Davies Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 14th April 1980

Set number: C604

W50681 leads Class 120 set C604 (with 50701) at Builth Road with the 10:46 Shrewsbury - Swansea service on April 14, 1980. Hamish Stevenson.



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