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Vehicle 51785


Class 120

BR Diagram 587

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: 30559
Diagram: 587

Allocations

05/12/59 New to 61A (Kittybrewster)
2w/e 09/04/60 Transferred to 66C (Hamilton)
4w/e 04/06/60 Transferred to 61A (Kittybrewster)
4w/e 31/12/66 Transferred to 67A (Corkerhill)
2w/e 13/01/68 Transferred to 60A (Inverness)
2w/e 22/03/80 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
p/e 09/10/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
Oct-85 To Parcels Sector at CH (Chester)
25/10/87 Withdrawn from CH (Chester)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51785 59684 51789 Transfer to 67A - 4w/e 31/12/66
51785 59684 51789 Transfer to 60A - 2w/e 13/01/68
305 51785 59680 51794 Listed at IS - mid-May-78
C521 51785 59684 51793 Transfer to CF - 2w/e 22/03/80 - by May running as C621
C621 51785 51793 Noted 30/12/80
51783 51785 Listed at CH - circa Jan-86 - Parcels
51785 53072 Formation change - CH - circa Feb-86
51785 53072 Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Parcels

Modifications

circa May-81 - Headlamp fitted

Images:

DMU

Date: 29th April 1978

Set number: 305

Set 305 (this DMBF is probably 51785) sits at Aberdeen on 29/4/78. The driver obviously has a sense of humour judging by the blind! Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: June 1978

Set number: 305

Set 305 (probably comprised of 51785 + 59680 + 51794) leaves Aberdeen for Inverness past the site of Schoolhill station with Class 122 55011 on the rear. June 1978. Mike Cooper.

DMU

Date: February 1979

Set number: 305

At Aberdeen a class 120 waits to depart on a service to Inverness in February 1979. Ian Buck.

DMU

Date: 30th December 1980

Set number: C621

C621 (51785 + 51793) sits beside a Class 128 at Shrewsbury on 30 December 1980, having arrived on the 05:44 from Swansea. The 128 will leave on the 09:40 parcels service to Newtown. Tom Clift.

DMU

Date: 27th June 1986

51785 is paired with Class 116 53072, both carrying a Red Star logo. Leeds 27th June 1986. Malcolm Clements.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 4th February 1984

A Class 120 set formed 51793 + 59684 + 51785 sets next to a Class 110 set at Manchester Victoria. Taken at 18:18 on Saturday 4th February 1984. Mel Holley.

DMU

Date: 7th September 1985

Coasting down towards New Mills South Junction is a six car Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu formation, headed by M51793 + M59684 + M51785 with a returning summer Saturday Skegness - Manchester Piccadilly working. These units were not common along here, it's possibly the only time I saw one here! 7th September 1985. Andrew J Crowther.

DMU

Date: 27th June 1986

Paired with Class 120 51785, 53072 carries Red Star branding. Leeds 27/6/86. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 16th August 1986

Class 116 DMBS 53072 leads Class 120 DMBS 51785 into what was then platform 8 of York station on 16/08/86. Both have had seats removed and are in use for Parcels sector traffic, and carry Red Start logos - indeed, neither Class had previously seen passenger use in this area. Graeme Phillips Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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