M53703 at Vic Berry's on 18.02.89, still with Etches Park set number, but also small set number 301 under the drivers window. Surface Stock.
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.
The board in the cab window seems to read EP594 - the Swindon Cross-Country set is seen at St. Andrews Jct, Birmingham in September 1975. Michael Mensing.
Class 120 DMU set formation P552, consisting of cars 51582 59285 51573 is seen with 1546 Paignton-Exeter at Dawlish, 06/08/1979. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Freshly transferred from LA to CF, Class 120 set P553 is seen at Newport on 24/04/1980. In the background can be seen (left) a Jet petrol station, an Austin Maxi (right) and a Talbot Sunbeam. Graeme Phillips Collection.
15/5/74 at Par. A class 120 dmu shortened to a 2 car unit waits for its next turn on the Newquay branch. Set P554 is presumably formed of 51575 + 51584. Stephen Burdett.
P554 (presumably 51575 + 51584) heads for Penzance at St Austell on 16/5/74. The parcels office seems to be generating good business. The attractive GWR buildings have been replaced by a modern structure. Stephen Burdett.
Swindon Class 120 set P554 (51575 + 51584) DMU at Dockyard, Devonport on 06/09/1974 with a train for Gunnislake. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 120 set P554 at Looe. Date unknown. Peter Heppenstall.
Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 set P554 - the DMBC is probably 51575 - in a very rainy Newquay station. Date unknown. Phil Deane Collection.
Cross-Country set P554 (51575 + 51584) at Paignton. Date unknown. Ian Francis.
Swindon Cross-Country set P555 departs from Lostwithiel on a service to Par in 1976. Steve Davies Collection.
P555 (51590 + 59582 + 51576) in Exmouth station on the evening of Wednesday, 10th of March 1976 with the 20:55 to Exeter. Arnie Furniss.
On September 24th, 1979, Swindon Class 120 set P555 is seen at St Dennis Jct with the 09:40 Par - Newquay service. Hamish Stevenson.
Class Swindon Cross-Country set P557 approaches St Dennis Junction on September 20, 1979. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set P557 heads away from the camera at St Dennis Junction on September 20, 1979. Steve Davies Collection.
A Class 120 dmu has arrived at Falmouth, end of the branch from Truro, August 5, 1975. Mike Dean.
Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set C560 arriving into Pembroke Dock station on May 5th, 1979. In the distance is the Pembroke Pioneer railtour. Steve Davies Collection.