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Vehicle 50708 / 53708


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

Dec-57 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
by Jun-62 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
10/09/62 Transferred to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
Feb-65 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
5w/e 07/06/69 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
02/02/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
28/09/86 Transferred to HA (Haymarket)
Aug-87 Withdrawn from HA (Haymarket)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50708 - original number
53708 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


BL527 50708 59256 50650 Noted circa Jun-67 - in blue and grey livery.
EP481 50708 59256 50650 Noted circa Jun-69 - ex-BL500
EP506 50708 59301 50692 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53708 59301 53692 Noted 23rd May 1985
53708 53654 Listed at AY - Feb-86
506 53708 59281 53654 Formed at AY Feb-86
53708 59281 53654 Noted 24/02/86
506 53708 59046 53749 Noted 5th June 1986
506 53708 59046 53749 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
506 53708 59297 53672 Formation change - HA - September 1986
506 53708 59297 53672 Noted 11th December 1986
506 53708 59297 53672 Listed at HA - 23/03/87

Images:

DMU

Date: 14th July 1984

Abbey Junction (Nuneaton) is the venue for this Cross Country Class 120 DMU, 53708 leading, working a Leicester to Birmingham service on the 14th July 1984. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 23rd May 1987

Set number: 506

Class 120 set 506 (53708 + 59297 + 53672) leaves Edinburgh Waverley station with the 11:03 Edinburgh - Cowdenbeath service on May 23, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 13th December 1987

Set number: 506

On December 13, 1987 set 506 (53708 + 59297 + 53672) is seen stabled in Haymarket depot beside set 101302. Hamish Stevenson.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 23rd May 1985

Swindon class 120 'Cross-Country' DMU Nos.M53692-M59301-M53708 forming a Lincoln service at Crewe on 23rd May 1985. Station pilot loco 08737 is in the adjacent platform. Gordon Edgar.

DMU

Date: 26th April 1987

Set number: 506

53672 + 59297 + 53708 seen at Thornton Yard on the 26th April 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 23rd May 1987

Set number: 506

Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set 506 (53672 + 59297 + 53708) about to enter Edinburgh Waverley station with the 10:06 from Cowdenbeath - on the 23rd May 1987. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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