With a handpainted set number (349) and Bangor just showing on the blinds, this 120 departs on the back of the set from Johnstone. The centre car is a Strathclyde liveried 107, and the leading car is a blue / grey 101. Also of note is one of the large side lights is missing about half way along the 120 car. The vehicle numbers should be 53664 + 59793 + 51176. Andrew McConnell.
Set 350 has a handpainted number, seen on arrival at Ayr circa 1986. This is presumed to be 53655, with 59807 behind. Andrew McConnell.
Class 120 51584 carrying set number 386 at Snailwell on January 24, 1988. Surface Stock.
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.
Class 120 set 505 in Glasgow Central station in April 1986 (also still carrying EP514). It has a Class 101 centre car 59121. Graeme Phillips Collection.
53672 leads 506 through Princes St. Gardens towards Edinburgh Waverley. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
Set 506 in Edinburgh Waverley. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
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.
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.
The Class 120 DMS from set 506 53672 awaits its fate at Glasgow Works. Behind the vehicle is one of the Newton Chambers car carriers used on the ECML. Circa 1988. Andrew McConnell.
A preservationist inspects the underside of 53672 at MC Metals for parts that could be used on the preserved Swindon unit, then at Brechin. Circa 1989. Andrew McConnell.
53672 at MC Metals about to be inspected for useable parts for the preserved Class 126 unit. Circa 1989. Andrew McConnell.
A Class 120 emerging into Princes Street Gardens. S Saunders.
A Class 120 set with two brake vehicle in Edinburgh Waverley on November 1st, 1986. This should make it set 507 formed 53698 + 59285 + 51781. Gordon Thomson.
Swindon class 120 set 507 (W51781 + M59285 + M53698) rasps its way up the grade towards Lochmuir summit with an Edinburgh to Dundee stopping service. January 1987. Bruce Galloway.
This appears to be set 510, with a Class 101 centre car, seen at Peartree, just south of Derby on the Crewe line on 7/6/83. Ian Francis.
Chester allocated Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 DMU set 510 comprising of cars M53713 & M53703 at Crewe on the 2nd April 1988. Now converted to parcels use, the Red Star parcels branding can just be seen down the side. By this time these units were thin on the ground and all had been withdrawn before the year was out. The new generation of DMU in the shape of 150 124 can be seen along side on a Derby service. Andrew J Crowther.
M53713 Vic Berrys, Leicester 15-1-89. It carries two set numbers, 510 and 301! Kevin Dowd.