Two 3-car Swindon Cross-Country sets await departure from Birmingham Snow Hill. Photo by David McIntosh. Ian McDonald Collection.
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.
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 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.
A Swindon Cross-Country set arrives into Acock's Green with a service for Birmingham Snow Hill in September 1961. Michael Mensing.
The 2.40pm to Ledbury is seen arriving into Worcester station on 2 September 1961. Despite the vehicle being less that a year old, the paint seems to be peeling off around the headcode box. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country set at Suckley station with the 6.50pm Bromyard - Worcester Shrub Hill on the 9th September 1961. Michael Mensing.
One of the third (515xx) batch of Swindon Cross-Country sets is seen in Cardiff (General) in April 1962. Michael Mensing.
The SLS South Wales Rail Tour, Swansea Area No.1 and Colbren Junction on September 15th, 1962. Steve Davies Collection.
A Class 120 set at Shrewsbury on the 31st December 1963. David Faircloth.
A Swindon Cross-Country set approaches Bishops Lydeard station in February 1964. Steve Davies Collection.
A Swindon Cross-Country set seen on an ECS at Muchalls, North of Stonehaven, on the 5th July 1964. Michael Mensing.
The Stephenson Locomotive Society Newport Area tour seen at Blaenavon on 26 September 1964. It was formed of a 3-car Swindon Cross-Country set. Steve Davies Collection.