A Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU at Kilwinning station in April 1977 with a Glasgow Central - Ayr service. Graeme Phillips Collection.
51036 leads a 6-car Swindon Inter-City formation into Glasgow Central station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Sc51036 in Kyle Street sidings (behind Ayr station) in August 1982. At this time the class had gone past their BR "sell by" date and almost all of the class lay out of use. 126 406 and 413 (behind) were both withdrawn and reinstated 8/82 and became the only two sets to survive past the end of the month, remaining in service until January of the following year. (Panoramic composite of previously submitted image). Andrew McConnell.
Sc51036, Sc59411 and Sc51026 at Dunfermline Townhill in early 1983. Andrew McConnell.
Swindon set 126 407 is headed by SC51037 which carries TransClyde markings when seen in Johnstone station, circa 1981/2. Ian MacDonald.
126 407 is seen at Crookston working the 08:17 Kilmacolm - Glasgow Central on 19/6/81. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 126 set 126 408 seen at Corkerhill depot, circa 1982. The set numbers were determined by the brake vehicle, this one being SC51038. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 DMS SC51017. Seen at Corkerhill, where it was seen as part of set 126 408, circa 1982. The vehicle is now preserved on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Ian MacDonald.
Swindon Inter-City DMBS SC51039 in Paisley Gilmour Street station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Sc51039 seen in Ayr depot in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 intermediate DMS SC51013 in Glasgow Central station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
A 6-car Class 126 formation arriving into its destination at Glasgow Central circa 1982. The leading vehicle in set 126 412 is SC51042. Ian MacDonald.
A 6-car Class 126 formation heads out of Johnstone station, with SC51043 at the rear. Undated. Ian MacDonald.
126 413 led by 126 414 leave Ayr for Maybole and Girvan, 1981. The use of oil lamp was necessary on the Class 126 units as the class did not have electric tail lamps. The rear car (Sc51043) is part of the preserved set owned by the SRPS at Bo'ness. www.class126.co.uk Andrew McConnell.
51043 seen at Ayr, circa 1982. This vehicle is now preserved on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Andrew McConnell.
51043, 59404 and 51017 sit in the yard at Laurencekirk in 1983. They'd been moved by rail from storage at Dunfermline Townhill, and would be moved by road to preservation on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
51043, 59404 and 51017 at Dunfermline Townhill depot in 1983. They had been stored there during the tendering process to preservationists, and they are being prepared to leave for their new home on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 (Sc51043, Sc59404 (and Sc51017)) with limited time still on BR metals at Laurencekirk Goods Yard in 1983, as they await road movement to preservation on the Caledonian Railway (Brechin). Andrew McConnell.
126 414 led by Sc51044 leaves Ayr for Girvan in 1981. 126 414 was one of the best condition 126 sets at the time, but was withdrawn in a cull of 8 complete sets in 8/82, leaving only 126 406 and 413 in service. Andrew McConnell.
Set formation 126414. with DMBS SC51044 nearest the camera, is seen in Kyle Street carriage sidings at Ayr on the 28th May 1981. Graeme Phillips Collection.