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Vehicle 59285


Class 120

BR Diagram 561

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Lot Number: 30336
Diagram: 561

Allocations

Sep-58 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
3w/e 02/05/70 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
30/06/74 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
3w/e 09/10/76 Transferred to LA (Plymouth Laira)
w/e 03/05/80 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
29/11/81 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
by Jun-82 Transferred to DY (Derby)
02/02/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Jun-86 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)
circa Jul-86 Reinstated AY (Ayr)
28/09/86 Transferred to HA (Haymarket)
Feb-87 Stored U. HA (Haymarket)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from HA (Haymarket)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


CDF524 50727 59285 50685 Listed at CDF - circa Sep-60
51573 59285 51582 Transfer to LA - 3w/e 09/10/76
P552 51573 59285 51582 Listed at LA - 31st December 1977
552 51573 59285 51582 Transfer to CF - w/e 03/05/80
EP503 51573 59285 51582 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
53711 59285 53689 Formation change - DY - circa Sep-85
53720 59285 53677 Listed at AY - Feb-86
53720 59285 53677 Noted 24/02/86
516 53720 59285 53677 New set number at AY - Feb-86
507 53698 59285 53648 Noted 31st July 1986
507 53698 59285 53648 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
507 53698 59285 53648 Transfer to HA - 28/09/86

No images of the vehicle available.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 6th August 1979

Set number: P552

Class 120 DMU set formation P552, consisting of cars 51582 59285 51573 is seen with 1546 Paignton-Exeter at Dawlish, 06/08/1979. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: 1st November 1986

Set number: C507

W51781 is at the rear of M59285 + M53698 heading out of Uphall with the 11:18 Edinburgh - Bathgate on the 1st November 1986. This is set 507, a few weeks earlier the vehicle still had its Cardiff set number C615, the new set sticker failed to cover the 'C'. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 1st November 1986

Set number: C507

Set 507 (W51781 + M59285 + M53698) arrives into Uphall station with the 16:03 Bathgate - Edinburgh on the 1st November 1986. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: 5th December 1986

Set number: C507

Set formation C507 consisting of vehicles W51781 W59285 W53698 is seen working the North Berwick-Edinburgh Waverley shuttle service at North Berwick on 5/12/86. This example appears to have recently transferred from Western Region - Cardiff Division, the car numbers having W-prefixing and the C-prefix set number. It also has a bracket between the two cab front windows for carrying the extra headlight used on the Central Wales line. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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