Swindon Inter-City vehicles Sc79098 and Sc79096 are seen at Craigentinny on the 6th September 1956, probably during driver training. Stuart Mackay Collection.
On the first day of the Birmingham Snow Hill - South Wales diesel service - Monday 17th June 1957 - W79087 is at the head of the 12.25pm to Cardiff General (via Stratford-upon-Avon). As the clock shows the departure is delayed as had to back out from platform 12 where it was behind another 3-car set that may have failed, or it was just at the wrong end of an incoming set. Michael Mensing.
A 3-car Swindon Inter-City set with buffet car is seen near Widney Manor on the 8.30pm from Birmingham Snow Hill - Cardiff General on the 20th June 1957, the first week of services. It would reach its destination at 11pm. Michael Mensing.
On the 23rd September 1957 a 6-car Swindon Inter-City set is seen taking the north west curve at Honeybourne with the 12.25pm Birmingham Snow Hill - Cardiff General service, diverted via the MR route to Cheltenham. Michael Mensing.
Swindon Inter-City intermediate DMBS W79083 is seen running on its own near Lapworth station at around 12.40pm on Sunday 29th December 1957. Michael Mensing.
The 9.0am Swansea (High Street) - Birmingham (Snow Hill) is seen at Evesham on the 9th March 1958. Worked by a 79xxx Swindon Inter-City set, this was a Sunday diversion via Cheltenham. Michael Mensing.
Ayrshire Swindon Inter-City vehicles stored at Lugton on the 30th May 1959 awaiting entry to service later in the year. WAC Smith.
An official British Railways image - "Glasgow - Ayr - Girvan Inter-City Diesel Train, In Ayr Station - Terminal Platform, 3/11/59". Courtesy of G&SWR Association. British Railways.
An official British Railways image - "Glasgow - Ayr - Girvan Inter-City Diesel Train (when new), crossing the River Ayr, 3/11/59". Courtesy of G&SWR Association. British Railways.
A Swindon Inter-City set not long after leaving Haymarket and heading west for Glasgow, with five of the six vehicles in blue / grey, and one remaining green. Unusually, the six-car formation is headed by an 'intermediate' vehicle. Date unknown. GM Staddon.
A Swindon Inter-City set snakes its way through Princes Street Gardens towards Edinburgh Waverley. Taken on 22 June 1968, it's a mixture of green and blue /grey liveries, and the second vehicle could be blue with a small yellow panel although there were also reports of an unlined green vehicle at this time. Graham Johnston.
A 6-car Swindon Inter-City unit accelerates out of Glasgow Queen Street. The second vehicle is still green. A couple of Met-Camms can also be seen. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
A 'leading' DMBS from a Swindon Inter-City 79xxx set at the stops at Glasgow Queen Street on Edinburgh - Glasgow duties. Late '60s. John McIntyre.
Swindon Inter-City 'leading' power car 79103 at Edinburgh Waverley circa 1970. Malcolm Clements.
An 'intermediate' Swindon Inter-City 79xxx power car attached to 'leading' power car 79103 at Edinburgh Waverley, circa 1970. Malcolm Clements.
Class 126 DMS SC50936 awaits departure from Glasgow Central on 12th August 1970. David Mant.
Replaced on the Edinburgh - Glasgow line by Class 27 push-pull sets, redundant Swindon Inter-City cars sit in Millerhill Yard awaiting their fate. Tony Wilkins.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set arrives into Glasgow Central station in the early 1970s. John Law.
A five-car class 126 DMU departs Prestwick for Glasgow Central in the mid-1970s (It is missing one DMBS). For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. In the background, to the right is Prestwick Golf Club, the venue for the very first Open Golf Championship. I. Middleditch collection. Gordon Thomson.
A southbound six-car Class 126 formation at Prestwick in the mid-1970s. I. Middleditch collection. For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. Prestwick Airport is in the background. Gordon Thomson.