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Vehicle 50722 / 53722


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

Jul-58 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
Nov-81 Transferred to CH (Chester)
09/03/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Feb-87 Stored U. FY (Falkland Yard)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50722 - original number
53722 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


CTN601 50722 50672 Listed at 86A - May-70
C601 50722 50672 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
C601 50722 50672 Noted 13th May 1978
53722 59523 53672 Listed at CH - circa Jan-86
528 53722 59289 53653 Formation change - AY - Mar-86
528 53722 59289 53653 Noted 1st May 1986
528 53722 59289 53653 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
528 53722 59289 53650 Formation change - circa Jul-86 - 53650 (ex-521) replaced 53653 (to 521)
528 53722 59289 53653 Noted 3rd July 1986
528 53722 59289 53670 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
517 53722 59682 53742 Formation change - p/e 17/09/86 - two brake vans

Modifications

circa Jul-70 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 27th July 1979

Set number: C601

Set C601 is seen at in Pembroke Dock station on the 27th July 1979. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 1986

Set number: 528

Class 120 + 108 near Paisley Gilmour Street Station, circa 1986. A class 108 leads a Swindon Cross Country out of Paisley on their journey towards the Ayrshire coast. This was the first time I saw a 108 in Scotland in modern times and its arrival (along with the Class 120s and other units) was one of the first visible signs of the start of the influx of DMUs from other regions to cover for the Class 107s during their temporary withdrawal with driving axle problems. The set number on the 120 appears to read 528, so the closest car should be 53722. Andrew McConnell.

DMU

Date: April 1986

A Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 DMU in Glasgow Central station, April 1986, with M53722 is nearest the camera. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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