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 30/11/57||New to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|10/09/62||Transferred to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|Feb-65||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|4w/e 31/05/69||Transferred to||16C (Derby Etches Park)|
|02/02/86||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|28/09/86||Transferred to||HA (Haymarket)|
|Aug-87||Withdrawn from||HA (Haymarket)|
2nd April 1986 - Seen with first-class yellow band
50708 - original number
53708 - from 1983 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|BL527||50708||59256||50650||Noted circa Jun-67 - in blue and grey livery.|
|BL500||50708||59286||50650||Noted circa Mar-68 - in blue grey with full yellow ends|
|EP481||50708||59256||50650||Noted circa Jun-69 - ex-BL500|
|EP506||50708||59301||50692||Listed at DY - circa Jun-82|
|53708||59301||53692||Noted 23rd May 1985|
|53708||53654||Listed at AY - Feb-86|
|506||53708||59281||53654||Formed at AY Feb-86|
|53708||59281||53654||Noted 2nd April 1986|
|506||53708||59046||53749||Noted 5th June 1986|
|506||53708||59046||53749||Listed at Ayr - August 1986|
|506||53708||59297||53672||Formation change - HA - September 1986|
|506||53708||59297||53672||Noted 11th December 1986|
|506||53708||59297||53672||Listed at HA - 23/03/87|
At Cambridge in 1982 is a 120 set with possibly a 114 and 105 behind. The leading car appears to be M50708. John Law.
Abbey Junction (Nuneaton) is the venue for this Cross Country Class 120 DMU, 53708 leading, working a Leicester to Birmingham service on the 14th July 1984. Mike Dean.
Swindon Cross-Country power car 53708 on Haymarket depot circa 1987. S Saunders.
Class 120 set 506 (53708 + 59297 + 53672) leaves Edinburgh Waverley station with the 11:03 Edinburgh - Cowdenbeath service on May 23, 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
On December 13, 1987 set 506 (53708 + 59297 + 53672) is seen stabled in Haymarket depot beside set 101302. Hamish Stevenson.
Swindon class 120 'Cross-Country' DMU Nos.M53692-M59301-M53708 forming a Lincoln service at Crewe on 23rd May 1985. Station pilot loco 08737 is in the adjacent platform. Gordon Edgar.
53672 + 59297 + 53708 seen at Thornton Yard on the 26th April 1987. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set 506 (53672 + 59297 + 53708) about to enter Edinburgh Waverley station with the 10:06 from Cowdenbeath - on the 23rd May 1987. Hamish Stevenson.