Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30516
|May-61||New to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||83D (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||Transferred to||NL (Neville Hill)|
|18/05/86||Withdrawn from||NL (Neville Hill)|
|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|
16/02/74 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 08/10/77 - WR AWS removed
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.
Set C558 at Westbury on 19 May 1981. 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.
On an Autumn evening, one of the Newton Heath allocated well-appointed and stylish Swindon built Cross-Country Class 120 DMU's, with Driving Motor Second Lavatory M51588 leading, coupled to a class 104 set, passes Salwick with a Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on October 29th 1983. Just visible through the bridge is Salwick station then complete with its Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway island platform canopy. On the extreme left is the cobbled access road to the former goods yard. This stretch of railway once had four running lines in the days when the three Blackpool stations were busy with express, residential and a prodigious amount of excursion traffic. Martyn Hilbert.
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.