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.
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.
BR green liveried Swindon (introduced 1957) "Intercity" DMBS (Intermediate) SC79088 leading what is probably a Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street service pictured at Edinburgh - c.1970. Later versions of these units constructed to work services from Glasgow to Ayrshire were to be designated TOPS Class 126, but the earlier 79xxx units were never so classified as they were scheduled for early withdrawal. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
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.
One of the out-of-use Edinburgh - Glasgow Swindon Inter-City vehicles at Millerhill in February 1973. Alan Rintoul.
Out of use Swindon Iner-City sets at Millerhill Yard in April 1973, displaced from the Edinburgh - Glasgow line by Class 27 powered push-pull sets. Alan Rintoul.
Sc79102 in Polmadie shed on April 12, 1974. Withdrawn, it was there for component stripping, as were 79163 and 79167. Arnie Furniss.
Many of the 79xxx series Inter-City units were spread around the country after withdrawal as they slowly worked their way to Snailwell. Here DMS SC79164 and an 'leading' DMBS SC79109 are seen at Ely on 3/8/76. Ian Francis.
Withdrawn Swindon Inter-City 79xxx vehicles stored at Ely while the await movement to Snailwell for disposal. September 1976. Alan Rintoul.
A 5-car 79xxx series Swindon Inter-City set at Georgemas Junction. The type had been replaced on the Edinburgh - Glasgow line and this trial run was to test their suitability for the Inverness - Wick - Thurso line. Circa 1973. Hamish Stevenson.