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Vehicle 51044


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

05/09/59 New to 67C (Ayr)
May-73Depot code changeAY (Ayr)
17/05/82 Stored S. AY (Ayr)
24/05/82 Stored U. AY (Ayr)
11/08/82 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51044 59404 51008 Noted 25/02/60
51044 59404 51016 Noted 14/03/60
51044 59405 51026 Noted 24/05/60
51044 59395 51029 Noted 09/07/60
51044 59407 51027 Noted 08/12/60
51044 59407 51020 Noted 10/12/60
51044 59403 51011 Noted 15/12/60
51044 59391 51023 Noted 14/02/61
51044 59409 51017 Noted 07/03/61
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

51044 was involved in the following incident(s):


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.


Images:

DMU

Date: 1981

Set number: 126414

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.

DMU

Date: 1981

Set number: 126414

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led by Sc51044 leaves Ayr for Girvan in 1981. 126 414 was one of the best condition 126 sets at the time, but was withdrawn in a cull of 8 complete sets in 8/82, leaving only 126 406 and 413 in service.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.

DMU

Date: 28th May 1981

Set number: 126414

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.

DMU

Date: 14th June 1981

Set number: 126414

A six-car Class 126 formation in Ayr station on June 14, 1981. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: 126414

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.

DMU

Date: August 1982

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.

DMU

Date: August 1982

Two Swindon Inter-City sets in Ayr shed in August 1982. 51044 is on the left and 51017 on the right. Andrew McConnell.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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