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Vehicle 50724 / 53724


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

Aug-58 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
Nov-64 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
3w/e 02/05/70 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
Jan-82 Transferred to CH (Chester)
09/03/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Dec-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50724 - original number
53724 - from Jul-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50724 59284 50673 Noted 23/05/66
506 50724 59284 50673 Noted Nov-68 - now in blue/grey
CTN603 50724 50673 Listed at 86A - May-70
C603 50724 50673 Listed at CF - 31st December 1977
C603 50724 50673 Noted 13th May 1978
53724 59530 53673 Noted 21/04/85
53724 59530 53673 Listed at CH - circa Jan-86
525 53724 Listed at Ayr - circa April 1986
525 53724 59786 53670 Noted 5th June 1986
53724 59786 53687 Noted 3rd July 1986
525 53724 59786 53687 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
53724 59786 53687 Noted 4th August 1986
53724 59789 53687 Noted 22nd September 1986
525 53724 59303 51240 Noted 22/11/86

Modifications

p/e 09/06/73 - Dual AWS fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 23rd July 1979

Set number: C603

On the left is a Class 101 DMU in BR Refurbished DMU white + blue livery, bound for Pwllheli; on the right is a Class 120 DMU in BR blue + grey livery bound for Swansea... it carries an extra headlight for use on the Central Wales line. Taken at Shrewsbury on 23/7/79. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: April 1986

Set number: 525

A Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 (with 107 centre car 59786) departs from Glasgow Central station in April 1986 heading for Ayr. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: circa September 1986

Set number: 525

Swindon Cross-Country set 525 makes a smoky departure from Glasgow Central, circa September 1986. Andrew McConnell.

DMU

Date: 22nd November 1986

Set number: 525

ScotRail hybrid d.m.u. (53724 (120) on the rear + 59303 (101) + 51240 (101)) departs Ayr with the 11.00 Ayr to Girvan train, 22-11-1986. A classic smoky DMU departure, not long before Class 156 Sprinters took over. Gordon Thomson.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 21st April 1985

A Class 120 hybrid set with a Class 101 centre car (M53673 + M59530 + M53724) entering Shrewsbury on the 21st April 1985. It's working the 15:00 from Wolverhampton. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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