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Vehicle 51033


Class 126

BR Diagram 608

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: 30414
Diagram: 608

Allocations

23/05/59 New to 67C (Ayr)
May-73Depot code changeAY (Ayr)
p/e 28/11/81 Stored U. AY (Ayr)
01/03/82 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

17th June 1981 - Seen carrying unit no. 126 403

30th April 1983 - Seen in Falkland Yard

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51033 59402 51029 Noted 25/02/60
51033 59402 51031 Noted 10/03/60
51033 59402 51023 Noted 13/03/60
51033 51009 Noted 16/04/60
51033 59396 51024 Noted 21/04/60
51033 59407 51017 Noted 30/04/60
51033 59409 51021 Noted 09/07/60
51033 59399 51016 Noted 05/12/60
51033 59399 51027 Noted 09/12/60
51033 59405 51027 Noted 09/03/61
51033 59406 51023 Noted 17/05/61
51033 59395 51023 Noted 13/06/61
51033 59394 51008 Noted 06/07/61
154 51033 Noted circa Sep-69 - plus two others
154 51033 59406 51017 Listed at 67C - Aug-70
51033 59392 51048 Noted 13th March 1979 - 2 DMBS
403 51033 59396 51012 Listed at AY - 01/02/81

51033 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.


Images:

DMU

Date: circa 1982

Set number: 126403

Recently withdrawn Swindon Intercity DMUs were boarded up (due to asbestos contamination) and dumped at Falkland Yard - a short distance from their former home of Ayr Depot - prior to transport to Meyer Newman (Snailwell) for scrapping. Sc51033 was withdrawn from service 3/1982. The Swindon Diesel Preservation Society received permission to remove parts from these units for the preserved Class 126 unit as long as we did not enter the vehicles or remove parts that would affect braking. Andrew McConnell.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

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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