Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30335
|Oct-57||New to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|by Oct-60||Transferred to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|3w/e 01/02/64||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|Jun-64||Transferred to||84A (Plymouth Laira)|
|Feb-65||Transferred to||82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)|
|Apr-70||Transferred to||86A (Cardiff Canton)|
|20/06/82||Transferred to||CH (Chester)|
|p/e 04/09/82||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Oct-85||Transferred to||AY (Ayr)|
|Nov-85||Transferred to||NH (Newton Heath)|
|Nov-85||Withdrawn from||NH (Newton Heath)|
50701 - original number
53701 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|TYS501||50701||59290||50651||Listed at TYS - circa Oct-60|
|CTN604||50701||50681||Listed at 86A - May-70|
|C604||50701||50681||Listed at CF - 31st December 1977|
4w/e 07/08/71 - Dual AWS fitted
Swindon Cross-Country DMBC W50701 gets some attention at Birmingham Snow Hill on March 22, 1958. It will depart on the 3:40pm to Cardiff General (or Swansea as per the blind?) via Stratford-upon-Avon. Michael Mensing.
W50701 (with tail lamp) leads the stock to form the 6-car 3.40pm to Cardiff (G) via Stratford-on-Avon into Birmingham Snow Hill on the 22nd March 1958. Note that coach letters are carried, 'A' being visible between the cab and first passenger windows. Michael Mensing.
C604 / 50701 seen on the Central Wales line at Llandrindod Wells. Undated. Ian Francis.
Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set C604 at Merthyr Tydfil in 1977. John Law.
The 14th April 1980, and C604 (50701 + 50681) is seen at Builth Road on the 10:46 Shrewsbury - Swansea. Hamish Stevenson.
Two-car Class 120 set C604 is working with a 3-car Met-Camm set when seen at Lawrence Hill on 3 March 1981. Steve Davies Collection.
W50681 leads Class 120 set C604 (with 50701) at Builth Road with the 10:46 Shrewsbury - Swansea service on April 14, 1980. Hamish Stevenson.