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Vehicle 50744 / 53744


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

4w/e 27/12/58 New to BL (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
by Jun-62 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
30/07/62 Transferred to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
Feb-65 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
4w/e 31/05/69 Transferred to 16C (Derby Etches Park)
02/02/86 Transferred to TS (Tyseley)
09/03/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

8th August 1986 - Seen carrying unit no. EP515

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50744 - original number
53744 - from Aug-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50744 59287 50670 Noted circa Nov-67 - in plain blue with yellow panel ends
EP489 50744 59287 50678 Noted circa Jun-69 - ex-BL511
50744 59287 50670 Noted 02/01/71
EP481 50744 59280 50689 Noted 31/10/72
EP515 50744 59258 50670 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53744 59524 53659 Formation change - DY - circa Sep-85
TS407 53744 59524 53659 New set number at TS - Jan-86 - number never carried.
53744 59524 53659 Noted 1st April 1986
522 53744 59524 53659 Noted 1st May 1986
522 53744 59524 53659 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
53744 59524 53659 Noted 6th June 1986
522 53744 59524 53649 Noted 4th August 1986
617 53706 59558 53744 Noted 8th August 1986
53706 59558 53744 Noted 9th August 1986
522 53744 59784 53649 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
522 53744 59063 53693 Formation change - AY - circa Aug-86
522 53744 59558 53693 Formation change - circa Sep-86 - 59558 replaced 59063
522 53706 59558 53744 Formation change - p/e 17/09/86 - 2 brake vehicles
53744 59558 53664 Noted 4th October 1986
522 53744 59558 53664 Noted 11/10/86 - 522 brake end, 349 other
349 53744 59558 53664 Noted 11/10/86 - 522 brake end, 349 other
53744 59558 53664 Noted 16th October 1986

Images:

DMU

Date: 7th July 1984

Set number: EP515

Etches Park set 515, 53744 leading, passes the Great Northern signal guarding the crossing at Havenhouse with a Lincoln - Skegness service. on July 7, 1984. Mike Dean.

DMU

Date: 1986

Set number: 522

A hybrid set with two Class 120 brake vehicles and a Met-Camm centre car sits in Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. Closest is probably 53744. S Saunders.

DMU

Date: August 1986

Set number: 522

Set 522 is formed of two Swindon 120 power cars and a Metro-Cammell center car, seen at Kingsknowe in August 1986. Alan Rintoul.

DMU

Date: 23rd August 1986

Set number: 522

With two brake vehicles in the formation, set 522 (53744 + 59558 + 53706) leaves Haymarket with the 16:24 Edinburgh - Glasgow Central service on August 23, 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 11th October 1986

Set number: 522

Labeled set 522 at this end, set 349 at the other, 53744 + 59558 + 53664 are seen near Curriehill with the 11:32 Glasgow Central - Edinburgh on the 11th October 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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