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.
The 12.11pm Glasgow - St.Enoch - East Kilbride service arrives into Thorntonhall station on May 23rd, 1964. WAC Smith.
A Class 126 DMU winds its way into the correct platform in Glasgow Central in 1971. John Law.
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.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set passes Elderslie Junction. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set. The folks at Scot-Rail.co.uk and 'Mad Mac' identified the location as being between Troon and Barassie, the train heading towards Glasgow. The building in the background is the old Barassie Works. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
Two Class 126 Swindon Inter-City sets pass just outside Glasgow Central station in the early 1970s. John Law.
A DMS in Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set heading out of Glasgow Central station. Date unknown. Peter Heppenstall.
The 3.0pm Glasgow - Stranraer is seen 1 mile south of New Luce (Dumfries and Galloway) on the 9th August 1973, worked by a Class 126 Swindon inter-City set. Michael Mensing.
With the signalman standing waiting to exchange the token, the 10.42am Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour approaches Glenwhilly on the 10th August 1973. Michael Mensing.
With the token exchanged, the signalman heads back to the signalbox as the 10.42am Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour continues through the closed Glenwhilly station on the 10th August 1973. Michael Mensing.
The 10.42am Glasgow Central to Stranraer Harbour heads south away from the closed Glenwhilly station, then in use as a passing loop, on the 10th August 1973. Michael Mensing.
A Class 126 heads out of Barrassie with a Stranraer train, 26/6/74. Tim Stubbs.
A Class 126 DMU heads out of Kilwinning station on an Ayr to Glasgow service in September 1975. Arnie Furniss.
A Swindon Inter-City set - date unknown. Graeme Brown notes "this is the north end of the Brownhill Loops. The unit has just passed under the flyover that took the down Elderslie - Brownhill via Lochwinnoch (original Lochwinnoch station, the current Lochwinnoch was Lochside) line over the up and down AYR3 lines. The flyover went as part of the Ayr electrification but some of the embankments are still visible. Stuart Rankin.
A Class 126 and some Class 101s are seen in Kyle Street yard, which was adjacent to Ayr station on the left. Andrew McConnell.
The two Class 126 cab types face to face. On the left is an 'intermediate' car, with it's gangway removed and plated over, and on the right a 'leading' car. At Glasgow Central, date unknown. Malcolm Clements.
Two Class 126 sets entering Glasgow Central, the intermediate DMS closest having its gangway plated over. Malcolm Clements.