Swindon Inter-City vehicles Sc79098 and Sc79096 are seen at Craigentinny on the 6th September 1956, probably during driver training. Stuart Mackay Collection.
On the first day of the Birmingham Snow Hill - South Wales diesel service - Monday 17th June 1957 - W79087 is at the head of the 12.25pm to Cardiff General (via Stratford-upon-Avon). As the clock shows the departure is delayed as had to back out from platform 12 where it was behind another 3-car set that may have failed, or it was just at the wrong end of an incoming set. Michael Mensing.
A 3-car Swindon Inter-City set with buffet car is seen near Widney Manor on the 8.30pm from Birmingham Snow Hill - Cardiff General on the 20th June 1957, the first week of services. It would reach its destination at 11pm. Michael Mensing.
On the 23rd September 1957 a 6-car Swindon Inter-City set is seen taking the north west curve at Honeybourne with the 12.25pm Birmingham Snow Hill - Cardiff General service, diverted via the MR route to Cheltenham. Michael Mensing.
Swindon Inter-City intermediate DMBS W79083 is seen running on its own near Lapworth station at around 12.40pm on Sunday 29th December 1957. Michael Mensing.
The 9.0am Swansea (High Street) - Birmingham (Snow Hill) is seen at Evesham on the 9th March 1958. Worked by a 79xxx Swindon Inter-City set, this was a Sunday diversion via Cheltenham. Michael Mensing.
The 5.5pm Birmingham Snow Hill - Swansea High Street approaches Acock's Green on 29th March 1958. Formed of two three-car Swindon Inter-City sets, the rear containing a buffet car. The closest power car in the second set - the fourth vehicle - is back to front as the van was adjacent to the van on these sets. Michael Mensing.
A 6-car Inter-City formation (a 3-car with buffet and a 3-car without) leaves Evesham with the 9.00am Swansea High Street - Birmingham Snow Hill on March 30, 1958. This was a Sunday diversion on the Midland Railway route via Cheltenham. W79088 leads. Michael Mensing.
A six-car Swindon Inter-City 79xxx set passes through Princes Street Gardens towards Edinburgh Waverley on August 7th, 1958. Stuart Mackay Collection.
L.N.E.R. class A1/A3 60048 'Doncaster' and a 'Swindon' Inter-city d.m.u. awaiting departure from Glasgow Queen Street in 1960. Photographer unknown. Gordon Thomson Collection.
A mixed-livery Swindon Inter-City set passes through Princes Street Gardens in the late 1960s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
The 4pm Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street is seen to the West of Falkirk on April 22, 1981. JL Stevenson.
A Swindon Inter-City set snakes its way through Princes Street Gardens towards Edinburgh Waverley. Taken on 22 June 1968, it's a mixture of green and blue /grey liveries, and the second vehicle could be blue with a small yellow panel although there were also reports of an unlined green vehicle at this time. Graham Johnston.
A 6-car Swindon Inter-City unit accelerates out of Glasgow Queen Street. The second vehicle is still green. A couple of Met-Camms can also be seen. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
A 'leading' DMBS from a Swindon Inter-City 79xxx set at the stops at Glasgow Queen Street on Edinburgh - Glasgow duties. Late '60s. John McIntyre.
A Swindon Inter-City set not long after leaving Haymarket and heading west for Glasgow, with five of the six vehicles in blue / grey, and one remaining green. Unusually, the six-car formation is headed by an 'intermediate' vehicle. Date unknown. GM Staddon.
Swindon Inter-City 'leading' power car 79103 at Edinburgh Waverley circa 1970. Malcolm Clements.
An 'intermediate' Swindon Inter-City 79xxx power car attached to 'leading' power car 79103 at Edinburgh Waverley, circa 1970. Malcolm Clements.
BR green liveried Swindon (introduced 1957) "Intercity" DMBS (Intermediate) SC79088 leading what is probably a Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street service pictured at Edinburgh - c.1970. Later versions of these units constructed to work services from Glasgow to Ayrshire were to be designated TOPS Class 126, but the earlier 79xxx units were never so classified as they were scheduled for early withdrawal. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Two Swindon Inter-City 79xxx sets in Glasgow Queen Street station on August 12, 1970. David Mant.