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Vehicle 50711 / 53711


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)
Sep-65 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
2w/e 31/10/71 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
w/e 13/12/80 Transferred to DY (Derby)
02/02/86 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
09/03/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Dec-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50711 - original number
53711 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50711 59261 50658 Transfer to 82A - Sep-65
BL502 50711 59261 50658 Noted circa Sep-67 - in blue /grey
C503 50711 59581 50658 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
EP520 50711 59292 50659 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53711 59104 53659 Noted 20/07/85
spare 53711 Formation change - DY - Aug-85
53711 59285 53689 Formation change - DY - circa Sep-85
53711 59295 53679 Formation change - DY - circa Nov-85
TS402 53711 59104 53679 Formation change - TS - Jan-86 - number never carried
520 53711 59104 53679 Noted 1st May 1986
520 53711 59104 53679 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
520 53711 59281 53672 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
520 53711 59046 53749 Noted 6th September 1986
520 53711 59046 53679 Formation change - p/e 17/09/86
spare 53711 Formation change - circa Oct-86

Modifications

p/e 28/10/72 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 30th December 1985

53711 is on the rear of a Class 120/Met-Camm hybrid set departing from Derby station on the 30th December 1985. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 22nd August 1986

Set number: 520

A class 120 / 101 dmu arrives at Troon with the 18.00 Glasgow Central - Ayr on 22-08-1986, as 47486 departs with the all first class 18.45 Ayr - Glasgow Central. This was formed of the 'Nightrider' train, which later in the evening formed an overnight service to London. It had earlier formed the 17.30 Glasgow Central - Ayr. Electric services started at the end of the following month. Although carrying set number 52 it is believed to be set 520 formed 53711 + 59046 + 53749. Gordon Thomson.

DMU

Date: circa Aug/Sep 1986

Set number: 520

A Class 120/101/101 formation at Prestwick, circa August / September 1986. The DMBC seems to be missing a digit from its set number, Ayr had many 5xx sets at the time (the formations changed frequently). Note it also still has 'EP' under the left cab window, and it has oval buffers. Although carrying just set number 52, it is believed to be set 520 formed of 53711 + 59046 + 53749. Andrew McConnell.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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