Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30335
|4w/e 02/11/57||New to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|by Oct-60||Transferred to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|30/07/62||Transferred to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|4w/e 31/05/69||Transferred to||16C (Derby Etches Park)|
|Jan-86||To Parcels Sector at||DY (Derby)|
|23/02/86||Transferred to||CH (Chester)|
|12/04/87||Withdrawn from||CH (Chester)|
50704 - original number
53704 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|TYS505||50704||59258||50656||Listed at TS - circa Oct-60|
|EP494||50704||59258||50656||Noted circa Jun-69|
|EP508||50704||59255||50650||Listed at DY - circa Jun-82|
|spare||53704||Formation change - DY - Aug-85|
|53704||59301||53692||Listed at DY - circa Jan-86 - Parcels|
|53703||53704||Formation change - CH - circa Mar-86 - Parcels|
|51786||53704||Formation change - CH - 2w/e 14/05/86 - Parcels|
|51786||53704||Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Parcels|
circa Mar-85 - Refurbished
It's fanciful to think that this Class 120 Cross Country dmu, 53704 leading, has come across the country to reach Kettering Junction from Cambidge. It's actually a Bletchley to Leicester service proceeding on the down fast under the watchful eyes of the Junction signalman. 30th April 1984. Mike Dean.
53704 is paired with 53703, and they are attached to the rear or a Class 110 on a service train, seen at Dewsbury, 6/6/86. Malcolm Clements.
A close up of the Red Star branding carried on 53703 when seen at Dewsbury on 6/6/86. Malcolm Clements.
About to cross New Mills viaduct on 28th June 1986 is a Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set, including car M53704 which has been converted to parcels use, the Red Star parcels branding can be seen down the side. These units were rare along here, this is the only time I think I saw one, it's possibly the only photograph I have of one along here! Andrew J Crowther.
At Dewsbury on the 6th June 1986. The parcels set (53703 + 53704) is coupled to a 2-car Class 110 service train. Malcolm Clements.