Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30559
|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|25/10/87||Withdrawn from||CH (Chester)|
|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|
|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|
circa May-81 - Headlamp fitted
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.
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.
At Aberdeen a class 120 waits to depart on a service to Inverness in February 1979. Ian Buck.
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.
51785 is paired with Class 116 53072, both carrying a Red Star logo. Leeds 27th June 1986. Malcolm Clements.
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.
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.
Paired with Class 120 51785, 53072 carries Red Star branding. Leeds 27/6/86. Malcolm Clements.
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.