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Vehicle 59398

Class 126

BR Diagram 570

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Lot Number: 30415
Diagram: 570


04/07/59 New to 67C (Ayr)
May-73Depot code changeAY (Ayr)
17/05/82 Stored S. AY (Ayr)
11/08/82 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

160 51039 59398 51022 Listed at 67C - Aug-70
414 51044 59398 51014 Listed at AY - 01/02/81
126414 51044 59398 51017 Noted unknown date

59398 was involved in the following incident(s):

30/8/73 - Shields Jct (Glasgow), ScR

Collision involving Class 126 / EMU

Info from Bill Read

21:35 Wemyss Bay to Glasgow Central passed a signal at danger at Shields Junction at ran into the back of the 21:10 Ayr to Glasgow Central, formed Sc51017/Sc59398/Sc51023 & Sc51033/Sc59406/Sc51011. Serious damage, 5 fatalities and many injuries. The leading car of the Class 303 EMU, SC75857, impacted with the rear car of the DMU, SC51011, at 65 mph as the DMU was pulling away from a signal stop at about 15 mph. The EMU drove beneath the DMU, a fire broke out and both cars were consumed. Apart from some damage to the rear of SC59406, the other cars suffered only minor damage. The EMU had passed a red signal.

16/4/79 - Paisley Gilmour Street, ScR

Collision involving Class 126 / EMU

Info from Bill Read

The 18:58 Ayr to Glasgow Central additional train formed Sc51031/Sc59412/Sc51014 & Sc51044/Sc59398/Sc51017 passed a signal at danger at Paisley Gilmour Street. Guard gave right away while signal at danger and the driver did not check. Train was in head on collision with the 19:40 Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay as it crossed the junction east of the station. Serious damage, 7 fatalities and many injuries. Both SC51031 and EMU SC75840 were extensively damaged. SC51031 rode up over the roof of the EMU and was cut up on site. The remaining DMU vehicles were all repairable.

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