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Vehicle 50705 / 53705


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

4w/e 02/11/57 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
2w/e 06/12/80 Transferred to DY (Derby)
02/02/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
p/e 23/11/86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

23rd October 1957 - Seen in experimental livery (light grey above waistline, medium grey below) at Swindon Carriage Works.

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50705 - original number
53705 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


CTN500 50705 59265 50647 Listed at 86A - May-70
C500 50705 59265 50647 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
50705 59265 50647 Transfer to DY - 2w/e 06/12/80
EP500 50705 59265 50647 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53705 59264 53687 Formation change - DY - Aug-85
EP514 53705 59264 53687 Noted 23/12/85
53705 59264 53687 Noted circa Feb-86
514 53705 59264 53687 New set number at AY - circa Feb-86
514 53705 59264 53687 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
514 53705 59559 53491 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
514 53705 59559 53491 Noted 4th August 1986
53705 59559 53491 Noted 25/09/86
spare 53705 Formation change - circa Oct-86

Modifications

4w/e 30/12/72 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 30th August 1962

A Swindon Cross-Country unit ascending Old Hill bank on the 9.40am Cardiff - Birmingham Snow Hill via Hereford service on 30th August 1962. It is hauling a pre BR bogie BG which might possibly be an LMS 50' van. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 1986

Set number: 514

Set 514 at Largs in 1986, the hybrid formation contained 53705 (120), 59559 (101) and 53491 (104). Andrew McConnell.

DMU

Date: Summer 1986

Set number: 514

514 is seen in Glasgow Central, the set composed of the 120, a 101 centre car (59559) and 104 DMC (53491). Summer 1986. Andrew McConnell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 23rd December 1985

Set number: EP514

A Derby allocated Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set EP514 comprising of cars M53687 + M59264 + M53705, leaves platform 4 at Crewe with a Derby service on 23rd December 1985. Class 85kv electric locomotive 85017 (E3072) can be seen standing on one of the through roads along with it's driver. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 23rd December 1985

Set number: EP514

A Derby allocated Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set EP514 comprising of cars M53687 + M59264 + M53705, waits to leave platform 4 at Crewe with a Derby service, 23rd December 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 30th August 1986

Class 104 DMCL no 53491 in plain blue leads blue / grey 59554 (class 101) and 53705 (class 120) in platform 1 of Ayr station on 30-08-1986. This is typical of the 'Frankenstein' dmu sets that were put together in the 1980's immediately prior to the start of electric services, four weeks after this picture was taken. Gordon Thomson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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