Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30516
|Apr-61||New to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||83D (Plymouth Laira)|
|4w/e 04/05/68||Transferred to||81D (Reading)|
|May-69||Transferred to||86A (Cardiff Canton)|
|3w/e 02/05/70||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|May-71||Transferred to||84A (Plymouth Laira)|
|2w/e 31/10/71||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|30/06/74||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|w/e 08/05/76||Transferred to||LA (Plymouth Laira)|
|w/e 03/05/80||Transferred to||CF (Cardiff Canton)|
|20/06/82||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|11/05/86||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Jun-86||Reinstated||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Jun-86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|Feb-87||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
|LA511||51574||51583||Noted circa Feb-68 - in blue grey with full yellow ends|
|51574||59284||51583||Transfer to 84A - May-71|
|51574||59284||51583||Transfer to LA - w/e 08/05/76|
|P553||51574||59284||51583||Listed at LA - 31st December 1977|
|553||51574||59284||51583||Transfer to CF - w/e 03/05/80|
|51574||59284||51583||Listed at NH - circa Jan-86|
|104451||53473||59264||51583||Noted 14th July 1986|
|104451||53473||59264||51583||Listed at Ayr - August 1986|
|104451||53473||59264||51583||Noted 4th August 1986|
|101354||53210||59797||51583||Formed at AY circa Oct-86|
Nov-72 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 25/06/77 - WR AWS removed
C553 runs into Gloucester in 1981. Mike Cooper.
C553 sitting in Gloucester station in 1981. Mike Cooper.
Swindon class 120 three-car set led by DMSL 51583 at Southport, with a service for Manchester Victoria, 8/9/84. Robert Chilton.
51583 in the company of a Class 108 at Manchester Victoria on the 5th March 1985. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 108 in Manchester Victoria station on the 5th March 1985. On the left is a Class 120 set including M51583. Malcolm Clements.
A class 104 / 120 hyrid (presumably 53473 + 59264 + 51583) departs Newton on Ayr with the 15.15 Ayr - Glasgow Central on 27-09-1986, the last day of diesel services. Stored 107s can be seen in the yard ahead. Gordon Thomson.
Set 104451 only contains one Class 104 vehicles when seen at Ardrossan Harbour with the 15:18 Ardrossan Harbour - Glasgow service on November 19, 1986. DMBS SC53473 is working with two Class 120 vehicles, presumably 59264 and 51583. Hamish Stevenson.