A Swindon Inter-City set on Longsight depot. Undated. Peter Heppenstall.
E52090 is part of set 710 when seen at Manchester Piccadilly in 1978. Malcolm Clements.
E52100 has some side damage when seen at Sheffield on July 6th, 1978. Behind is TS E59237, and on the left a Class 114. Michael Mensing.
Swindon Inter-City Class 123 set 710 with E52100 on the front is seen in Selby station on July 10 1978. Malcolm Clements.
on December 22, 1979 E52100 + E59827 + E51974 + E51952 are seen at Mexborough with the 12:35 Doncaster - Manchester Piccadilly. John Carter.
Set 710 is formed of Class 123/4 vehicles, the first two being 52100 and 51978. Liverpool Lime Street, 6/4/80. Chris Lings.
Seen at Sheffield on 26/5/81 is Swindon-built set 710, containing motor second 52100. Chris Lings.
Class 123 Swindon Inter-City set 710 in Manchester Picaddilly. Note the 1 on centre car door, and on the refurbished liveried Class 108 on the left. Date unknown, probably late 1970s. Peter Heppenstall.
Back in the days of decent trains and station staff, a diagram took these wonderful Trans-Pennine units from Hull to Beverley and back meaning I got to travel to and from work in style. E52094 brings up the rear of the 16:41 Hull - Beverley on 3rd November 1978. Fred the Station Attendant who worked there for many years looks on to make sure I'm not up to no good! Syd Young.
Set 714 at Doncaster on 3/12/78. E52102 has lost the gangway cover, and the inner door has been made unopenable. The obsolete headcode box has effectively turned into marker lights. A 114 can be seen on the left and Met-Camm on the right. Malcolm Clements.
Class 123 set C708 seen at Manchester Piccadilly in 1978. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 123 Swindon Inter-City set arrives at Hull Paragon with a service from Manchester Piccadilly on 29th May 1978. E52099, complete with lamp and end doors brings up the rear. Also in this view are a Cravens Class 105 2-car set waiting to travel up the Scarborough line, a Metro-Cammell Class 101 unit and a Class 124 Trans-Pennine set. On the right, 03073 with it's match truck ticks over in the parcels sidings. Syd Young.
One of the Swindon built Class 123 Inter-City DMUs is seen departing Doncaster for Manchester Piccadilly, c.1981. They joined Class 124 DMUs on services such as this from the late 1970s, working until mass withdrawal of both classes in May 1984, replaced by Class 31/4s. Graeme Phillips Collection.
C712 is one of many Class 123 sets seen at CF on the 12th February 1977. 52097 is nearest the camera. Jerry Glover.
Swindon Inter-City set 712 (E52097 + E59820 + E52091) arrives into Selby on the 13th March 1978. Ian Francis.
Class 123 set L706 departs from Didcot station with an Oxford service, circa early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
An Inter-City Swindon-built DMU at Southall. There are three cabs in the formation facing forward, it contains a three-car (L708), a single power car, and another three-car. Date unknown, probably early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
At dusk on the 5th December 1974 three Class 123 sets are seen in Maidenhead station. The closet set L710 as a 4-car, the front two sets appear to be 3-car sets. 54A South Dock.
1976 was famous for the amazing Summer but March was a bit grim as seen on the 12th at Cardiff. L711 is arriving (presumably 52091 at the front), in the set was 59823 and completed the set for me! Remember when they kept dmu's together? The loco, by deduction, is probably 47504. It doesn't really matter at this distance in time. It's Cardiff and it's 42 years ago! Arnie Furniss.
Set L711 seen in Manchester Piccadilly in 1978. Malcolm Clements.