Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30515
|Feb-61||New to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||84A (Plymouth Laira)|
|4w/e 04/05/68||Transferred to||81D (Reading)|
|May-69||Transferred to||86A (Cardiff Canton)|
|3w/e 02/05/70||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|5w/e 05/12/70||Transferred to||84A (Plymouth Laira)|
|30/06/74||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|3w/e 07/05/77||Transferred to||LA (Plymouth Laira)|
|4w/e 18/06/77||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|2w/e 09/07/77||Transferred to||LA (Plymouth Laira)|
|w/e 30/12/78||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|20/06/82||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|11/05/86||To Parcels Sector at||NL (Neville Hill)|
|18/05/86||Transferred to||CA (Cambridge)|
|27/07/86||Transferred to||NL (Neville Hill)|
|16/11/86||Withdrawn from||NL(U)||- Also noted as March 1987 and also noted as 03/05/87!|
51579 - original number
55936 - from 28/03/87 (parcels conversion)
|519||51579||59585||51588||Listed at TYS - circa Nov-61|
|51579||59286||51588||Transfer to 84A - 5w/e 05/12/70|
|51579||59264||51588||Transfer to LA - 3w/e 07/05/77|
|51579||59264||51588||Transfer to CF - 4w/e 18/06/77|
|51579||59264||51588||Transfer to LA - 2w/e 09/07/77|
|P558||51579||59264||51588||Listed at LA - 31st December 1977|
|51579||59264||51588||Transfer to CF - w/e 30/12/78|
|558||51579||59588||51588||Formation change - w/e 13/12/80|
|51579||59532||51588||Listed at NH - circa Jan-86|
|53726||51579||Listed at Cambridge - Summer 1986 - Parcels|
by Sep-69 - Headlamp fitted
16/02/74 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 08/10/77 - WR AWS removed
W51579 sits on the bridge over Rainbow Hill, Worcester on the 27th August 1961. Note the curtains, normal in first class but Swindon built sets also had curtains in second class. Michael Mensing.
Swindon Cross-Country set C558 is in the centre road at Worcester Shrub Hill on 12/2/77. The lack of water pipes on the roof of the closest vehicle means it is DMBC 51579. It sits next to 1023 Western Fusilier on Western Finale charter from Exeter St Davids to York via Leeds. Stephen Burdett.
Leaving Plymouth on 6th May 1978 class 120 set C558 (51579, 59264 & 51588). Ian Buck.
Swindon class 120 DMU, set No C558 at Newport, 20th Feb 1982. The furthest power car is 51588, closest is presumably 51579. Paul James.
Two car Swindon Cross-Country set 503 (presumably 51588 + 51579) at Reading in September 1968. The pair were spent just over a year allocated beginning April 1968. Steve Davies Collection.
Swindon class 120 DMU, set No C558 at Newport, 20th Feb 1982. Closest is 51588, the other power car is presumably 51579. Paul James.