Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30335
|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|p/e 23/11/86||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
23rd October 1957 - Seen in experimental livery (light grey above waistline, medium grey below) at Swindon Carriage Works.
50705 - original number
53705 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|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|
|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|
|spare||53705||Formation change - circa Oct-86|
4w/e 30/12/72 - Dual AWS fitted
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.
Set 514 at Largs in 1986, the hybrid formation contained 53705 (120), 59559 (101) and 53491 (104). Andrew McConnell.
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.
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.
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.
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.