W51343 was six months old when seen in Reading depot, 24th October 1960. Adrian Vaughan.
A 7-car formation headed by a green Class 119 Cross-Country set containing a Hawksworth coach is seen at Reading. Date unknown. Adrian Vaughan.
Two car Swindon Cross-Country set 503 (presumably 51588 + 51579) at Reading in September 1968. The pair were spent just over a year allocated beginning April 1968. Steve Davies Collection.
50915 paired with 55992 at Reading - circa 1969 (photographer's approximate date). Both cars carry set No 343. © 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Class 128 W55992 is working with early Class 116 parcel conversion 50915 at Reading on the 28th March 1971. Note the set number on the 128. David Mant.
Seen at Reading, 30/5/72. Through the cab windows you can see the partition to the van has been altered and there is some conventional seating in the van area for the crews that are route learning. David Mant.
Gloucester Class 128 Pacels railcar W55992 working with (almost out of picture to the right) Derby Class 130 Parcels car W50915 (formerly high density "Suburban" Class 116 DMS) at Reading - c.1970. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Picture quality isn't very good but this has rarity value. It's the first and only time I ever saw a Swindon cross country DMU (50737, 59523, 50667, seems to be EP585) at Reading which according to the destination blind was on a special, as expected (possibly a 'Explore Britain' adex). Also the discarded GWR ATC ramp between the down main and the through line and the up main and through line. At this time there were very few of them left as they were being replaced by the standard BR AWS, a brand new one can be seen on the through line. 23rd April 1974. 54A South Dock.
A Class 123 Swindon Inter-City set at Reading. Date unknown. Adrian Vaughan.
Class 121 DTC W56287 at Reading on 13th Nov 1976. David Mant.
Class 117 DMU set L428 and Class 33 (possibly 037) at Reading in July 1978. Graeme Phillips Collection.
At the long gone Reading Goods the railtour on this day paused for a while with 51337 of L402 leading. 30th July 1978. Ian Buck.
At Reading Goods again on 30th July 1978 L402 pauses in the rain. Ian Buck.
TDB975023 is seen in Reading depot on August 10th, 1978. Rex Holt.
Refurbished Class 117 DMU set L427 (presumably 51365 + 59517 + 51407) at Reading in the late 1970s. John Law.
Passing through Reading in April 1979 is class 117 set L405. Ian Buck.
Oval buffered W51095 is seen at the front of set L581 (presumably with 59426 + 51067) in Reading station on December 29, 1979. The set had been transferred from Bristol a few weeks before. Steve Davies Collection.
55991 about to enter Reading station on 18/2/80. Chris Lings.
W51333 sits at the head of L401 at Reading on the 31st July 1980. Chris Lings.
A Class 101 composite vehicle stands in Reading station. Date unknown. Stuart Pearce.