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Vehicle 51023

Class 126

BR Diagram 551

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30413
Diagram: 551


27/10/59 New to 67C (Ayr)
May-73Depot code changeAY (Ayr)
05/10/81 Stored U. AY (Ayr)
p/e 28/11/81 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)


4th May 1981 - Seen at Troon in middle of 7-car set, coupled to two DMBS cars

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

171 51050 59402 51023 Listed at 67C - Aug-70
402 51032 59408 51023 Listed at AY - 01/02/81


circa Aug-80 - Gangway(s) removed

51023 was involved in the following incident(s):

30/8/73 - Shields Jct (Glasgow), ScR

Collision involving Class 126 / EMU

Info from Bill Read

21:35 Wemyss Bay to Glasgow Central passed a signal at danger at Shields Junction at ran into the back of the 21:10 Ayr to Glasgow Central, formed Sc51017/Sc59398/Sc51023 & Sc51033/Sc59406/Sc51011. Serious damage, 5 fatalities and many injuries. The leading car of the Class 303 EMU, SC75857, impacted with the rear car of the DMU, SC51011, at 65 mph as the DMU was pulling away from a signal stop at about 15 mph. The EMU drove beneath the DMU, a fire broke out and both cars were consumed. Apart from some damage to the rear of SC59406, the other cars suffered only minor damage. The EMU had passed a red signal.



Date: 26th February 1977

A Class 126 set formed SC51023, SC59403 and SC51033 in Ayr station on 26-02-77. Vincent Haworth.



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