Class 126 DMS SC50936 awaits departure from Glasgow Central on 12th August 1970. David Mant.
In BR blue/grey livery but still fitted with head code panels Class 126 DMSL SC50936 looks recently ex overhaul as it sits in the sunshine of Ayr MPD, it’s home from delivery in 1959 to withdrawal in 1982, on the 15th October 1978. Later towed to East Anglia 50936 went through the firing tunnel in Mayer Newman’s scrapyard at Snailwell in October 1982. Bob Woolnough.
Class 126 Sc50936 brings up the rear of a departing DMU formation at Glasgow Central on July 28th 1979. Ian Charles.
Here DMS SC50936 and a TS are unusually running attached to the end of a regular 3-car Class 126 set. Seen entering Glasgow Central, circa 1980. Andrew McConnell.
Class 126 DMS SC51008 seen in Glasgow Works, with a Class 107 behind. Undated. Malcolm Clements.
Swindon Intercity Class 126 vehicles DMBS Sc51034 (set 126404) & DMS Sc51008 at the former goods yard at Ayr in 1981. The main line to Girvan & Stranraer is in the background. This site has now been redeveloped for storage of EMUs. Andrew McConnell.
A class 126 formation and a class 37 are seen at the site of Shields Road Station on 01-06-1982. The rear class 126 vehicle is DMS(L) Sc51008. The Swindon units by this time being phased out, but all the available units were pressed into service for special trains in connection with the Pope's visit to Glasgow on this day. The units were stored during the day in Smithy Lye, on the other side of the Shields Road bridge, behind the photo location. Andrew McConnell.
SC51012 in Kyle Street Sidings - a stabling point beside Ayr station - in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
51012 awaits its fate after withdrawal. The boarded up windows were a sign it was an asbestos contaminated vehicle. At Falkland Yard in August 1982. Andrew McConnell.
Class 126 intermediate DMS SC51013 in Glasgow Central station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Two Class 126 Inter-City sets depart depart from Glasgow Central circa 1982 with Sc51013 at the front. Ian MacDonald.
A Swindon-built Class 126 DMU arrives into Glasgow Central circa 1982. A tail lamp is carried on the intermediate DMS - the class were never fitted with any marker / tail lamps. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126s at Ayr on September 8th, 1976. On the right is Sc51015 which had failed at Stranraer with flat batteries, 25 025 was attached to haul the set on the service. Another set is on the left. Arnie Furniss.
'Intermediate' DMS SC51016 leads a 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set into Glasgow Central from the Ayrshire Coast, 26/3/74. John McIntyre.
The surviving Class 126 sets (126 406 and 413) together with loose power car Sc51016 sit in Ayr (Kyle St) carriage sidings in August 1982. The sets had been both withdrawn and reinstated in this month, eventually surviving in traffic until January '83. Andrew McConnell.
Sc51016 waits a turn of service that would never come Ayr (Kyle St) August 1982. The vehicle is the last one shown in service apart from the final two Sets (126 413 and 406) which would soldier on until January of the following year. Andrew McConnell.
This 'intermediate' car (the now preserved 51017) still has it's gangway fitted, and carries a cover once commonly used on the back of hauled stock. The Class 126s generally always ran latterly with the buckeyes permanently raised. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 126 at Glasgow Central with SC51017 closest in 1979. John Law.
A Class 126 set at Johnstone circa 1981. SC51017 is on the rear, one of the vehicles now preserved at Bo'ness. Andrew McConnell.
Kyle Street sidings at Ayr, probably taken in 1982. Two Class 126 DMUs are visible, SC51017 at the front, and a Class 107 on the right. Ian MacDonald.