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Vehicle 51787


Class 120

BR Diagram 587

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30559
Diagram: 587

Allocations

12/12/59 New to 61A (Kittybrewster)
Feb-60 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 24/06/61 Transferred to 61A (Kittybrewster)
3w/e 03/11/62 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
3w/e 30/04/66 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 31/12/66 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
4w/e 02/09/67 Transferred to 60A (Inverness)
4w/e 05/07/69 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
Aug-69 Transferred to 60A (Inverness)
4w/e 01/03/80 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
05/10/81 Transferred to DY (Derby)
circa 1984 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
circa Mar-85 On loan to DY (Derby)
Apr-85 Ex-loan back to NH (Newton Heath)
Oct-85 To Parcels Sector at CH (Chester)
16/08/87 Withdrawn from CH (Chester)

Notes

28th April 1980 - Seen with tablet catcher on van door LH side.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51787 59681 51788 Transfer to 66C - Feb-60
51787 59681 51788 Noted 05/03/60
51787 59681 51788 Transfer to 67A - 3w/e 03/11/62
51787 59681 51788 Transfer to 66C - 3w/e 30/04/66
51787 59681 51788 Transfer to 60A - 4w/e 02/09/67
51787 59680 51791 Transfer to 66C - 4w/e 05/07/69
51787 59680 51791 Transfer to 60A - p/e 06/09/69
301 51787 59685 51789 Listed at IS - mid-May-78 - Refurbished set
51787 59685 51789 Transfer to AY - 4w/e 01/03/80
51787 59685 51789 Noted 1st March 1980
51787 59686 51789 Noted 28th April 1980
398 51787 59685 51789 Listed at AY - 01/02/81
51789 59685 51787 59686 50159 Noted 6th February 1981
51787 59685 51529 Noted 30th August 1981
EP504 51787 59685 51789 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
51787 59685 51789 Noted 29/08/85
51787 53051 Formed at CH circa Jan-86 - Parcels
51783 51787 Formation change - CH - 2w/e 14/05/86 - Parcels
51783 51787 Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Parcels

Images:

DMU

Date: 2nd August 1967

Sc51787, taken at Dalmally heading for Oban on August 2nd, 1967. Note the yellow first class stripe. Graham Johnston.

DMU

Date: 2nd August 1967

Sc51787 at Dalmally heading for Oban on August 2nd, 1967. The tablet catcher can be clearly seen. Graham Johnston.

DMU

Date: 20th May 1978

Set number: 301

Set 301 at Keith Junction, 20/5/78 with SC51787 closest. An SRPS special was held waiting to come off the branch to Dufftown while this service passed. 20/5/78. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: 10th March 1979

Set number: 301

On the 10th March 1979 set 301 is led by SC51787 and has a Met-Camm centre car (probably 59574, it seems to have buffet on the side). It's on the 15:50 from Aberdeen at Insch. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: October 1979

A Swindon Cross-Country DMU in Edinburgh Waverley in October 1979. This would be an Inverness allocated vehicle, the first passenger window carries a 1 for first class making it a DMBC. The cut / oval buffers means that it is almost certainly 51787. S Saunders.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 7th October 1978

Class 122 Sc55005 sits in Inverness on 7/10/78, where it was based for a period of just over three years. Beside is Swindon Class 120 Cross-Country set 301, presumably with 51787 at the front. Stephen Burdett.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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