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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)
p/e 23/11/86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)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 23rd May 1966
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 59786 53687 Noted 6th September 1986
53724 59789 53687 Noted 22nd September 1986
53724 59789 53687 Noted 25th 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: 1986

Set number: 525

Set 525 departing from Glasgow Central in 1986 - a typical hybrid unit of the time comprising a mix of Swindon Cross Country Class 120 power cars and a Derby Heavyweight 107 centre car (probably 59786). Andrew McConnell.

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: circa 1974

Set number: C603

Swindon Cross-Country sets at Carmarthen circa 1974. Two-car C603 (presumably 50673 + 50724) leads a three-car, with another three-car on the left. John Law.

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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