Two 3-car Swindon Cross-Country sets await departure from Birmingham Snow Hill. Photo by David McIntosh. Ian McDonald Collection.
Two new six-car Swindon Cross-Country sets at Birmingham Snow Hill on 22nd March 1958. On the left is the 3.40pm to Cardiff, right is the 12.10pm from Cardiff. These trains ran via Stratford-Upon-Avon. Note the letters carried on the side of the set on the right, the 'C' is just behind the driver's door. Michael Mensing.
Swindon Cross-Country DMBC W50701 gets some attention at Birmingham Snow Hill on March 22, 1958. It will depart on the 3:40pm to Cardiff General (or Swansea as per the blind?) via Stratford-upon-Avon. Michael Mensing.
Two Swindon Cross-Country sets drawing into Birmingham Snow Hill (away from the camera) as empty stock to form the 3.40pm to Cardiff General via Stratford-on-Avon, 22nd March 1958. Michael Mensing.
W50701 (with tail lamp) leads the stock to form the 6-car 3.40pm to Cardiff (G) via Stratford-on-Avon into Birmingham Snow Hill on the 22nd March 1958. Note that coach letters are carried, 'A' being visible between the cab and first passenger windows. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country set is seen passing Acock's Green in 1959. Michael Mensing.
A 6-car Swindon Cross-Country formation seen at Acock's Green in 1959. Michael Mensing.
A SLS West Midlands railtour at Coalport East on September 12th, 1959. Steve Davies Collection.
Two Swindon Cross-Country sets arrive into Glasgow Queen Street with the 10am ex-Edinburgh on the 14th May 1960. At the time six of the seven ScR sets were allocated to Hamilton. On the left is Swindon Inter-City leading DMBS 79111. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country set (51784 + 59682 + 51792) sits in Callander station on the 14th May 1960 with a Six Lochs Land Cruise working. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country set (power cars are 51794 and 51782) approaches Taynuilt with an Oban bound excursion on 17/05/60. A portion had been detached at Crainlarich for Fort William, the passengers would travel by steamers between the two locations to do a circular tour. Michael Mensing.
Sc51782 (other power car is 51794) waits to depart Oban at 6.50pm with a return excursion to Glasgow via Callander on 17/05/60. The outward journey was via Arrochar, a portion had been detached at Crainlarich for Fort William, the passengers would travel by steamers between the two locations to do a circular tour. Michael Mensing.
An ScR official photo showing Sc51784 on the 8th June 1960. Location unknown. AA McLean Collection.
A Swindon Cross-Country set in the 1960s on a Six Lochs land Cruise from Gourock, which took it around the Callander / Crianlarich circuit, and is seen in Crainlarich station. Stuart Rankin.
The 08:45 Aberdeen - Inverness is seen leaving Keith on the 31st March 1961. Hamish Stevenson.
The 3.30pm Oxford - Birmingham Snow Hill is seen as Acock's Green on the 13th April 1961. This is one of the third and final batches of Swindon Cross-Country sets, which comprised just nine sets all delivered in 1961. Note that the formation contains two DMBC vehicles. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country and a Derby Heavyweight set (later Class 120/107) in Glasgow Queen Street ready to work the 12.10pm to Edinburgh Waverley on the 13th May 1961. At the time three of these Swindon sets were allocated to Leith Central. Michael Mensing.
A nine-car Swindon Cross-Country formation heads away from the camera at Patchway on July 12th, 1961. Steve Davies Collection.
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.
A Swindon Cross-Country set arrives into Acock's Green with a service for Birmingham Snow Hill in September 1961. Michael Mensing.