An official British Railways image - "Glasgow - Ayr - Girvan Inter-City Diesel Train (when new), crossing the River Ayr, 3/11/59". Courtesy of G&SWR Association. British Railways.
A Swindon Inter-City set arrives into Newton-on-Ayr station in the 1960s. Steve Davies Collection.
A Swindon Inter-City set at Newton-on-Ayr station, date unknown, Steve Davies Collection.
A down Inter-City DMU is seen at Crookston in 1962. Corriebob.
The 7.0pm St. Enoch to Ayr is seen at Hillington West in May 1963. The distants are for Cardonald box, and a steam train is behind on the down slow. Corriebob.
A St Enoch bound Swindon Inter-City DMU enters Corkerhill station in August 1963. Note the white circle coupling code is edged in black to make it stand out on the yellow warning panel. corriebob.
A Swindon Inter-City formation enters Barassie station in August 1963 with a St Enoch - Ayr service. The two three-car sets contain a mix of 5xxxx and 79xxx series vehicles - the third vehicle in both sets have the van at the far end - next to the cab - meaning they are the earlier 1956 build. Corriebob.
The 12.11pm Glasgow - St.Enoch - East Kilbride service arrives into Thorntonhall station on May 23rd, 1964. WAC Smith.
A Swindon Inter-City DMU (later Class 126) departing from St Enoch station in June 1966. The station closed a few weeks later and the services were transferred to Central station. Corriebob.
A Swindon Inter-City DMBS can be seen in amongst the diesel and steam locos in the West end of Corkerhill Shed in July 1966. corriebob.
Two Swindon Inter-City sets pass through Arkleston Cutting on June 15th, 1967, with the 2.30pm from Glasgow Central to Ayr. Corriebob.
A Swindon Inter-City DMU is seen heading for Largs in June 1969. It is about to pass Dalgarven signal box, closed and in the course of demolition. Corriebob.
A Class 126 DMU winds its way into the correct platform in Glasgow Central in 1971. John Law.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set arrives into Glasgow Central station in the early 1970s. John Law.
A five-car class 126 DMU departs Prestwick for Glasgow Central in the mid-1970s (It is missing one DMBS). For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. In the background, to the right is Prestwick Golf Club, the venue for the very first Open Golf Championship. I. Middleditch collection. Gordon Thomson.
A southbound six-car Class 126 formation at Prestwick in the mid-1970s. I. Middleditch collection. For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. Prestwick Airport is in the background. Gordon Thomson.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set passes Elderslie Junction. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set. The folks at Scot-Rail.co.uk and 'Mad Mac' identified the location as being between Troon and Barassie, the train heading towards Glasgow. The building in the background is the old Barassie Works. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
Two Class 126 Swindon Inter-City sets pass just outside Glasgow Central station in the early 1970s. John Law.
A Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU in Glasgow Central station. Date unknown. Tony Wilkins.