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.
Class 120 vehicles 53673 and 53664 (set 349) at the stops in Glasgow Central station circa 1986. Andrew McConnell.
A Class 120 set at Prestwick in 1986. Closest is 53652, probably with 59681 and 105 DMBS 53380. Andrew McConnell.
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 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.
A Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 DMU in Glasgow Central station, April 1986, with M53722 is nearest the camera. Graeme Phillips Collection.
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.
Class 120 set 505 in Glasgow Central station in April 1986 (also still carrying EP514). It has a Class 101 centre car 59121. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 120 in Ayr station on May 17, 1986. Taken from a six-car Class 107 formation. 47623 is on the 14.15 Stranraer - Glasgow Central service with a rake of Sealink liveried coaches. Gordon Thomson.
Class 107 51986 and Class 120 53705 share depot space at Corkerhill with a Class 116 on 25.05.1986. Andy Cole.
Class 120 53679 is seen stabled at Corkerhill on 25.05.1986 with 101323 on the right. Andy Cole.
A Class 120 / 101 hybrid at Kilwinning in 1986. The front two vehicles are 53741 and 59063. Andrew McConnell.
Set 514 at Largs in 1986, the hybrid formation contained 53705 (120), 59559 (101) and 53491 (104). Andrew McConnell.
C615 is seen in Ayr station, presumably with 51788 closest, on June 5th 1986. Tom Clift.
A nice hybrid set - W51781 is at the head of 107 59797 and 116 53132 at Haymarket depot, about to into Haymarket station to work the 18:15 to North Berwick. 14th July 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
With a handpainted set number (349) and Bangor just showing on the blinds, this 120 departs on the back of the set from Johnstone. The centre car is a Strathclyde liveried 107, and the leading car is a blue / grey 101. Also of note is one of the large side lights is missing about half way along the 120 car. The vehicle numbers should be 53664 + 59793 + 51176. Andrew McConnell.
514 is seen in Glasgow Central, the set composed of the 120, a 101 centre car (59559) and 104 DMC (53491). Summer 1986. Andrew McConnell.