Ardrossan South Beach - May 1985. View looking east, showing the up platform and building, which were abolished upon modernisation and electrification soon after this was taken. Unidentified class 120 dmu on a Glasgow bound train, class 101 313 on a Glasgow Central to Largs train. Scanned from a slide given to me by a former railwayman. Gordon Thomson Collection.
Set 518 enters Ayr station in 1986. Andrew McConnell.
53651 emerges from the short tunnel that takes it from Princes Street Gardens into Edinburgh Waverley. The Met-Camm centre car is presumably 59124. Taken in 1986. S Saunders.
Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 M53736 on the rear or a hybrid set (centre car is 59124) arriving into Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. S Saunders.
Hybrid Class 120/101 set 529 formed 53736 + 59124 + 53651 arrives into Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. S Saunders.
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.
Set 514 arrives into Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. It is presumably formed Class 120 53705, Class 101 59559 and Class 104 53491. S Saunders.
Class 120 vehicles 53673 and 53664 (set 349) at the stops in Glasgow Central station in 1986. Andrew McConnell.
A Class 120 set at Prestwick in 1986. Closest is 53652, probably with 59681 and 105 DMBS 53380. Andrew McConnell.
A Swindon-built Cross-Country Class 120 unit seen in Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. Driving Motor Second M53653 is closest. S Saunders.
M53653 is seen in Edinburgh Waverley in 1986. S Saunders.
A Class 120 emerging into Princes Street Gardens. S Saunders.
Class 120 + 108 near Paisley Gilmour Street Station, circa 1986. A class 108 leads a Swindon Cross Country out of Paisley on their journey towards the Ayrshire coast. This was the first time I saw a 108 in Scotland in modern times and its arrival (along with the Class 120s and other units) was one of the first visible signs of the start of the influx of DMUs from other regions to cover for the Class 107s during their temporary withdrawal with driving axle problems. The set number on the 120 appears to read 528, so the closest car should be 53722. Andrew McConnell.
A Swindon Cross-Country set in Princes Street Gardens in 1986, DMS 50648 closest. S Saunders.
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.
A Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set in Glasgow Central station, circa-1986. Still carrying set number EP520, this is presumed to be 53659. Andrew McConnell.
53741 at Glasgow Central in 1986. Along with M59063 it was part of set 518. Andrew McConnell.
Set 518 at Paisley Gilmour Street in 1986. The front two vehicles were Class 120 53741 and Class 101 59063. Andrew McConnell.
Set 533 led by Class 120 DMBS M53700 and a Class 101 TS leave Glasgow Central. ca 1986. Andrew McConnell.
A Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 DMU in Glasgow Central station, April 1986, with M53722 is nearest the camera. Graeme Phillips Collection.