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Vehicle 50693 / 53693


Class 120

BR Diagram 586

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30334
Diagram: 586

Allocations

Feb-59 New to BL (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
by Jun-62 Transferred to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
10/09/62 Transferred to TYS (Tyseley)
3w/e 01/02/64 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
4w/e 04/05/68 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
4w/e 23/11/68 On loan to 81D (Reading)
Dec-68 Ex-loan back to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
May-70 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
w/e 22/10/77 Transferred to CH (Chester)
03/02/83 Transferred to DY (Derby)
02/02/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Feb-87 Stored U. FY (Falkland Yard)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50693 - original number
53693 - from Sep-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


50699 50693 Noted Summer 1966
50738 59299 50693 Transfer to 81D - 4w/e 23/11/68 - on loan
50738 59299 50693 Transfer to 82A - Dec-68
CTN502 50735 59294 50693 Listed at 86A - May-70 - (also noted as 50738 - 59299 - 50693)
CTN502 50738 59299 50693 Listed at 86A - May-70 - (also noted as 50735 - 59294 -50693)
C502 50738 59299 50693 Noted 31/10/72
50738 59262 50693 Transfer to DY - 03/02/83
53738 59262 53693 Noted 11/02/85
spare 53693 Formation change - DY - circa Sep-85
53742 59268 53693 Listed at AY - circa Jan-86
517 53742 59268 53693 Noted 1st February 1986
53742 59268 53693 Noted 25/02/86
53737 59531 53693 Noted 3rd July 1986
53737 59531 53693 Noted 7th July 1986
53737 59531 53693 Noted 8th August 1986
519 53737 59531 53693 Noted 9th August 1986
522 53744 59063 53693 Formation change - AY - circa Aug-86
522 53744 59558 53693 Formation change - circa Sep-86 - 59558 replaced 59063
519 53737 59531 53693 Noted 6th September 1986
51239 59559 53693 Noted 4th December 1986

Modifications

8w/e 01/01/72 - Dual AWS fitted

50693 was involved in the following incident(s):


23/1/74 - Pontypool Rd, WR

Derailment involving Class 120 / Class 121

Info from Peter Mullen

A Cardiff to Crewe train became derailed on catch points near Pontypool Road while working wrong line to pass a failed freight train. More Details.


Images:

DMU

Date: 11th February 1985

53693 + 59262 + 53738 wait to leave Leamington spa with a New Street service on Monday 11/2/85. Mel Holley.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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