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Vehicle 50738 / 53738


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-58 New to BL (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
by Jun-62 Transferred to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
10/09/62 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
3w/e 01/02/64 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
4w/e 04/05/68 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
4w/e 23/11/68 On loan to 81D (Reading)
Dec-68 Ex-loan back to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
May-70 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
w/e 22/10/77 Transferred to CH (Chester)
03/02/83 Transferred to DY (Derby)
Jan-86 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
Mar-86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
28/09/86 Transferred to HA (Haymarket)
Feb-87 Stored U. HA (Haymarket)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from HA (Haymarket)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50738 - original number
53738 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50738 59299 50693 Transfer to 81D - 4w/e 23/11/68 - on loan
50738 59299 50693 Transfer to 82A - Dec-68
CTN502 50738 59299 50693 Listed at 86A - May-70 - (also noted as 50735 - 59294 -50693)
C502 50738 59299 50693 Noted 31/10/72
50738 59262 50693 Transfer to DY - 03/02/83
53738 59262 53693 Noted 11/02/85
53738 59262 53647 Formation change - DY - circa Sep-85
TS400 53738 59262 53647 New set number at TS - Jan-86 - number never carried
524 53738 59262 51587 Formation change - circa Jun-86 - 51587 replaces 53647
53738 59262 51790 Noted 12th July 1986
524 53738 59262 51790 Listed at Ayr - August 1986

Modifications

Dec-71 - Dual AWS fitted

50738 was involved in the following incident(s):


23/1/74 - Pontypool Rd, WR

Derailment involving Class 120 / Class 121

Info from Peter Mullen

A Cardiff to Crewe train became derailed on catch points near Pontypool Road while working wrong line to pass a failed freight train. More Details.


No images of the vehicle available.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 11th February 1985

53693 + 59262 + 53738 wait to leave Leamington spa with a New Street service on Monday 11/2/85. Mel Holley.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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