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Class 123 Swindon 4-car DMUs


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20th September 1981
One of my very few encounters with a Trans Pennine dmu set was that day, 20/9/81. Here I am waiting at Doncaster as the 12.45 from Manchester Piccadilly arrives with Class 123 E52087 leading. Now this was not one of the genuine Trans Pennine cars of course and was a 1977 transfer from the WR. I recall these units when I lived at Kingsbury in 1964. They were then in green livery but with the end connecting doors painted yellow which gave rise to my nickname for them of 'Ironing Board Units'. I think they worked Derby to Cardiff trains or something similar in those days. Anyway this terminating service was to form my train forward to Sheffield at 15.10. Gerard Fletcher.

123 DMU


8th June 1979
Inter-City trailer second E59237 is seen in Huddersfield station on June 8th, 1979. It is part of a mixed set of Swindon-built Class 123 and Trans-Pennine Class 124 vehicles. It has B4 bogies, the vehicle on the right has standard Swindon DMU bogies showing it is a Class 124. Malcolm Clements.

123 DMU


9th March 1983
DMBSL E52089 heads a class 123/124 'hybrid' DMU with a service for Sheffield and Manchester at Brocklesby Junction, North Lincolnshire - 09/03/1983. © 2014 - 53A Models of Hull Collection. Scanned from the original 35mm monochrome negative; photographed by John Turner. 53A Models of Hull Collection.

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