W51580 at the front of the 6.25pm Oxford - Moreton-in-Marsh, seen in Kingham station on the 2nd September 1961. The set, which is towing two 4-wheel vans, would soon be transferred to Plymouth. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country set at Suckley station with the 6.50pm Bromyard - Worcester Shrub Hill on the 9th September 1961. Michael Mensing.
W51581 leads the 11.35am Stratford-on-Avon - Leamington Spa as it begins the descent of Hatton Bank on 20/09/61. Note the 'markings' on the cab dome. Most green DMUs that had white domes were self-coloured glass-fibre, these Swindon vehicles had steel cab domes painted to emulate the others. Michael Mensing.
W51585 at Birmingham New Street with the 2.03pm to Worcester, 28th October 1961. This more unusual view shows the grilles covering the exhaust pipes that the Swindon vehicles had. Michael Mensing.
W51585 at Birmingham New Street with the 2.03pm to Worcester, 28th October 1961. Michael Mensing.
One of the third (515xx) batch of Swindon Cross-Country sets is seen in Cardiff (General) in April 1962. Michael Mensing.
Ex-works W50725 is working with two Derby suburban vehicles on the 6.25pm Birmingham Moor St - Leamington Spa (G) seen at Solihull on the 13th July 1962. It is now loco green (and noticeably darker than the multiple unit green Derby vehicles) and has been given a right facing crest. Michael Mensing.
A Swindon Cross-Country unit ascending Old Hill bank on the 9.40am Cardiff - Birmingham Snow Hill via Hereford service on 30th August 1962. It is hauling a pre BR bogie BG which might possibly be an LMS 50' van. Michael Mensing.
The SLS South Wales Rail Tour, Swansea Area No.1 and Colbren Junction on September 15th, 1962. Steve Davies Collection.
A Class 120 set at Shrewsbury on the 31st December 1963. David Faircloth.
A Swindon Cross-Country set approaches Bishops Lydeard station in February 1964. Steve Davies Collection.
A Swindon Cross-Country set seen on an ECS at Muchalls, North of Stonehaven, on the 5th July 1964. Michael Mensing.
Sc51783 leads the 2.30pm Inverness - Aberdeen service at Inveramsay, being worked by a 6-car Swindon Cross-Country formation on 14/7/64. Michael Mensing.
The Stephenson Locomotive Society Newport Area tour seen at Blaenavon on 26 September 1964. It was formed of a 3-car Swindon Cross-Country set. Steve Davies Collection.
A Swindon Cross-Country set seen at Bristol Temple Meads circa 65/66. David Faircloth.
A Swindon Cross-Country DMU is seen at Tunnel Junction. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
A Class 120 Cross-Country set at Templecombe. Undated. Steve Davies Collection.
Two Swindon Cross-Country sets depart from Elgin. Date unknown. Norman Smart Collection.
Class 120s on Llandrindod crossing in the late '60s. David Rowe.
The 1.55pm Aberdeen - Ballater service at Culter station on February 26, 1966. This is the last day of services on the line, and the Class 120 has a Class 105 on the rear. Hamish Stevenson.