Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30515
|Jan-61||New to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||84A (Plymouth Laira)|
|5w/e 05/12/70||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|5w/e 02/02/74||Transferred to||LA (Plymouth Laira)|
|w/e 03/05/80||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|29/11/81||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|11/05/86||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Jun-86||Reinstated||NH (Newton Heath)|
|07/07/86||To Parcels Sector at||CH (Chester)|
|28/09/86||Transferred to||NL (Neville Hill)|
|18/01/87||Transferred to||CA (Cambridge)|
|16/08/87||Withdrawn from||CA (Cambridge)|
|51575||59581||51584||Noted circa Nov-67 - in plain blue with small yellow panel|
|51575||59581||51584||Noted circa Dec-67 - in plain blue with small yellow panel|
|51575||59581||51584||Transfer to 82A - 5w/e 05/12/70|
|51575||59264||51584||Transfer to LA - 5w/e 02/02/74|
|P554||51575||51584||Listed at LA - 31st December 1977|
|554||51575||51584||Transfer to CF - w/e 03/05/80 - from LA|
|554||51575||59581||51584||Formation change - w/e 13/12/80 - 59581 added|
|51575||59581||51584||Listed at NH - circa Jan-86|
|51574||51575||Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Parcels|
circa Jul-70 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 25/06/77 - WR AWS removed
15/5/74 at Par. A class 120 dmu shortened to a 2 car unit waits for its next turn on the Newquay branch. Set P554 is presumably formed of 51575 + 51584. Stephen Burdett.
P554 (presumably 51575 + 51584) heads for Penzance at St Austell on 16/5/74. The parcels office seems to be generating good business. The attractive GWR buildings have been replaced by a modern structure. Stephen Burdett.
Swindon Class 120 set P554 (51575 + 51584) DMU at Dockyard, Devonport on 06/09/1974 with a train for Gunnislake. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 set P554 - the DMBC is probably 51575 - in a very rainy Newquay station. Date unknown. Phil Deane Collection.
Cross-Country set P554 (51575 + 51584) at Paignton. Date unknown. Ian Francis.
Two Cross-Country sets at Pembroke Dock on 7/7/81. On the left is Swindon built 51575 and on the right Gloucester RC&W built 51102. Chris Lings.
51575 is at the head of the 'The Coal-ton Flyer' railtour at Coalville during the open day on 5 June 1983. Chris Lings.
On 12th April 1985, just a month before withdrawal on the outskirts of Skipton is a Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set, comprising of cars M51575 + M59581 + M51584, which has either worked in over the Settle & Carlisle line or the Little North Western from Lancaster. These units were not common along here, this is the only time I think I saw one, it's certainly the only photogragh I have of one along here! Andrew J Crowther.
Class 120 51575 is seen at Peterborough on 24.02.1987 after it's passenger carrying days were over and it had been taken over by the Parcels department. Andy Cole.
Class 120 M51575 at Snailwell on the 15th May 1988. The vehicle had spent it's last days in service at Cambridge. Surface Stock.