Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30414
|05/09/59||New to||67C (Ayr)|
|May-73||Depot code change||AY (Ayr)|
|17/05/82||Stored S.||AY (Ayr)|
|24/05/82||Stored U.||AY (Ayr)|
|11/08/82||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
|165||51044||79470||51027||Listed at 67C - Aug-70|
|414||51044||59398||51014||Listed at AY - 01/02/81|
|126414||51044||59398||51017||Noted unknown date|
16/4/79 - Paisley Gilmour Street, ScR
Collision involving Class 126 / EMU
Info from Bill Read
The 18:58 Ayr to Glasgow Central additional train formed Sc51031/Sc59412/Sc51014 & Sc51044/Sc59398/Sc51017 passed a signal at danger at Paisley Gilmour Street. Guard gave right away while signal at danger and the driver did not check. Train was in head on collision with the 19:40 Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay as it crossed the junction east of the station. Serious damage, 7 fatalities and many injuries. Both SC51031 and EMU SC75840 were extensively damaged. SC51031 rode up over the roof of the EMU and was cut up on site. The remaining DMU vehicles were all repairable.
Class 126 set 126 414 in Ayr station circa 1981. DMBS(L) Sc51044 is closest. This class had the white circle coupling code, they are not very prominent on this vehicle! Andrew McConnell.
126 414 led by Sc51044 leaves Ayr for Girvan in 1981. 126 414 was one of the best condition 126 sets at the time, but was withdrawn in a cull of 8 complete sets in 8/82, leaving only 126 406 and 413 in service. Andrew McConnell.
Set formation 126414. with DMBS SC51044 nearest the camera, is seen in Kyle Street carriage sidings at Ayr on the 28th May 1981. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A six-car Class 126 formation in Ayr station on June 14, 1981. Stephen Burdett.
Sc51044 at the front of 126 414 in Ayr station, circa 1982, it was one of the last few Class 126 sets in service. Andrew McConnell.
Two Swindon Inter-City Class 126 sets seen inside Ayr depot in August 1982. 51044 is on the left at 51017 on the right. Ian MacDonald.
Two Swindon Inter-City sets in Ayr shed in August 1982. 51044 is on the left and 51017 on the right. Andrew McConnell.