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Vehicle 51575


Class 120

BR Diagram 636

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30515
Diagram: 636

Allocations

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11/05/86 Withdrawn from NH (Newton Heath)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16/08/87 Withdrawn from CA (Cambridge)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


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

Modifications

circa Jul-70 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 25/06/77 - WR AWS removed

Images:

DMU

Date: 15th May 1974

Set number: P554

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.

DMU

Date: 16th May 1974

Set number: P554

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 The attractive GWR buildings have been replaced by a modern structure.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.

DMU

Date: 6th September 1974

Set number: P554

Swindon Class 120 set P554 (51575 + 51584) DMU at Dockyard, Devonport on 06/09/1974 with a train for Gunnislake. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: P554

Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 set P554 - the DMBC is probably 51575 - in a very rainy Newquay station. Date unknown. Phil Deane Collection.

DMU

Date: unknown

Set number: P554

Cross-Country set P554 (51575 + 51584) at Paignton. Date unknown. Ian Francis.

DMU

Date: 7th July 1981

Set number: C554

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.

DMU

Date: 5th June 1983

51575 is at the head of the 'The Coal-ton Flyer' railtour at Coalville during the open day on 5 June 1983. Chris Lings.

DMU

Date: 12th April 1985

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.

DMU

Date: 24th February 1987

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.

DMU

Date: 15th May 1988

Class 120 M51575 at Snailwell on the 15th May 1988. The vehicle had spent it's last days in service at Cambridge. Surface Stock.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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