A 5-car 79xxx series Swindon Inter-City set at Georgemas Junction. The type had been replaced on the Edinburgh - Glasgow line and this trial run was to test their suitability for the Inverness - Wick - Thurso line. Circa 1973. Hamish Stevenson.
One of the out-of-use Edinburgh - Glasgow Swindon Inter-City vehicles at Millerhill in February 1973. Alan Rintoul.
Out of use Swindon Iner-City sets at Millerhill Yard in April 1973, displaced from the Edinburgh - Glasgow line by Class 27 powered push-pull sets. Alan Rintoul.
Sc79102 in Polmadie shed on April 12, 1974. Withdrawn, it was there for component stripping, as were 79163 and 79167. Arnie Furniss.
Withdrawn Swindon-built 79xxx vehicles at Ely circa 1975, Sc79164 closest. John Law.
Many of the 79xxx series Inter-City units were spread around the country after withdrawal as they slowly worked their way to Snailwell. Here DMS SC79164 and an 'leading' DMBS SC79109 are seen at Ely on 3/8/76. Ian Francis.
Withdrawn Swindon Inter-City 79xxx vehicles stored at Ely while the await movement to Snailwell for disposal. September 1976. Alan Rintoul.
Swindon Inter-City centre car SC79479 in Ayr station on 26-02-77. Built as a TF(L), it is now a TC(L). Vincent Haworth.
Class 126 vehicles SC79168 SC79470 SC79088 are the rear three cars in this six-car formation seen departing from Glasgow Central station on 05/08/1977. They is one of the early batch dating from 1956. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Sc79088 in the leading vehicle of this long Swindon Inter-City formation arriving into Glasgow Central on May 18th, 1978. Rex Holt.
With 31225 passing by, several 79xxx-numbered early pre-TOPS class 126 cars are seen languishing in Ely yard, on their way to Mayer Parry's scrapyard at Snailwell near Newmarket, 2/Jul/1978. Robert Chilton.
975426 (ex-79098) taken at Westhouses depot on December 1 1979. Howard Johnston.
Sc79088 was one of the Swindon Inter-City vehicles built for the Edinburgh - Glasgow line that was transferred to join the 5xxxx Inter-City vehicles at Ayr depot. Seen in Glasgow Central on an unknown date. Andrew McConnell.
The front end of Swindon-built 'intermediate' power car Sc79088 at Glasgow Central. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
SC79479 is one of several 79xxx Swindon Inter-City vehicles built for the Edinburgh - Glasgow services that were transferred to work with the later Ayrshire 5xxxx sets. It is seen here in Glasgow Works. To the left is Class 122 DTS (either SC56291 or SC56297), to the right a Mk1. Undated. Malcolm Clements.
A 2009 image of one of the ex-Edinburgh / Glasgow Swindon Inter-City vehicles in Liberia. It remains in the former workshop at Yekepa, robbed of pretty much everything in the years since LAMCO abandoned them. Mining had begun again in the area this time with the firm Arcol Mittal, and the railway has been re-opened but stopping just short of the old workshops. Thomas Johannesson.
A 2009 image of one of the ex-Edinburgh / Glasgow Swindon Inter-City vehicles in Liberia. It remains in the former yard at Yekepa, robbed of pretty much everything in the years since LAMCO abandoned them. Thomas Johannesson.