A Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU at Kilwinning station in April 1977 with a Glasgow Central - Ayr service. Graeme Phillips Collection.
51036 leads a 6-car Swindon Inter-City formation into Glasgow Central station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Sc51036 in Kyle Street sidings (behind Ayr station) in August 1982. At this time the class had gone past their BR "sell by" date and almost all of the class lay out of use. 126 406 and 413 (behind) were both withdrawn and reinstated 8/82 and became the only two sets to survive past the end of the month, remaining in service until January of the following year. (Panoramic composite of previously submitted image). Andrew McConnell.
126 406 has just passed Elderslie No2 Signal Box and is crossing the flyunder for the Kilmacolm Branch (the truncated G&SWR main line to Greenock Princes Pier). The unit would have hit top speed along this section and would shortly after have the brakes applied hard for the stop at Johnstone. The short, 7 minute journey from Paisley to Johnstone was one of my favourite regular DMU trips. Photo taken at the very end of Class 126 operation - probably end of November 1982. The Kilmacolm line was closed in January 1983. Andrew McConnell.
A class 126 d.m.u. southbound on the Troon avoiding line at Troon on 27-11-82. Image by A. Wilson. For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. This view shows a train probably from Stranraer to Glasgow avoiding the Troon stop on the loop line. This was the original main line and was superseded in 1892 when the loop was built, bringing the passenger station into the town. This avoiding line closed the day after this, on 28-11-1982, in preparation for re-signalling and electrification. Here, the old line has been integrated into the Fullarton golf course, and a footpath runs along the old trackbed. Gordon Thomson.
Sc51036, Sc59411 and Sc51026 at Dunfermline Townhill in early 1983. Andrew McConnell.
Swindon set 126 407 is headed by SC51037 which carries TransClyde markings when seen in Johnstone station, circa 1981/2. Ian MacDonald.
126 407 is seen at Crookston working the 08:17 Kilmacolm - Glasgow Central on 19/6/81. Hamish Stevenson.
SC51038 at the head of 126 408 in Ayr shed in 1982. Note the engine lying on the ground on the left. Andrew McConnell.
SC51038 at the head of 126 408 in Ayr shed in 1982. Note the engine lying on the ground on the left. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 set 126 408 seen at Corkerhill depot, circa 1982. The set numbers were determined by the brake vehicle, this one being SC51038. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 DMS SC51017. Seen at Corkerhill, where it was seen as part of set 126 408, circa 1982. The vehicle is now preserved on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Ian MacDonald.
Swindon Inter-City DMBS SC51039 in Paisley Gilmour Street station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
A Class 126 unit, it appears to be waiting in Kilkerran loop for another train to pass. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
126 409 passes the signal box at Kilkerran. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
Sc51039 seen in Ayr depot in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 intermediate DMS SC51013 in Glasgow Central station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
A 6-car Class 126 formation arriving into its destination at Glasgow Central circa 1982. The leading vehicle in set 126 412 is SC51042. Ian MacDonald.
A 6-car Class 126 formation heads out of Johnstone station, with SC51043 at the rear. Undated. Ian MacDonald.
126 413 led by 126 414 leave Ayr for Maybole and Girvan, 1981. The use of oil lamp was necessary on the Class 126 units as the class did not have electric tail lamps. The rear car (Sc51043) is part of the preserved set owned by the SRPS at Bo'ness. www.class126.co.uk Andrew McConnell.