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Vehicle 51023


Class 126

BR Diagram 551

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30413
Diagram: 551

Allocations

27/10/59 New to 67C (Ayr)
May-73Depot code changeAY (Ayr)
05/10/81 Stored U. AY (Ayr)
p/e 28/11/81 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

4th May 1981 - Seen at Troon in middle of 7-car set, coupled to two DMBS cars

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51043 59394 51023 Noted 27/02/60
51028 59401 51023 51021 Noted 11/03/60
51033 59402 51023 Noted 13/03/60
51034 59402 51023 Noted 15/04/60
51047 59403 51023 Noted 09/07/60
51048 59394 51023 Noted 08/12/60
51031 59410 51023 Noted 27/12/60
51031 59391 51023 Noted 05/01/61
51043 59391 51023 Noted 24/01/61
51044 59391 51023 Noted 14/02/61
51037 59406 51023 Noted 11/03/61
51037 59406 51023 Noted 21/04/61
51033 59406 51023 Noted 17/05/61
51033 59395 51023 Noted 13/06/61
51036 59099 51023 Noted 06/07/61
171 51050 59402 51023 Listed at 67C - Aug-70
402 51032 59408 51023 Listed at AY - 01/02/81

Modifications

circa Aug-80 - Gangway(s) removed

51023 was involved in the following incident(s):


30/8/73 - Shields Jct (Glasgow), ScR

Collision involving Class 126 / EMU

Info from Bill Read

21:35 Wemyss Bay to Glasgow Central passed a signal at danger at Shields Junction at ran into the back of the 21:10 Ayr to Glasgow Central, formed Sc51017/Sc59398/Sc51023 & Sc51033/Sc59406/Sc51011. Serious damage, 5 fatalities and many injuries. The leading car of the Class 303 EMU, SC75857, impacted with the rear car of the DMU, SC51011, at 65 mph as the DMU was pulling away from a signal stop at about 15 mph. The EMU drove beneath the DMU, a fire broke out and both cars were consumed. Apart from some damage to the rear of SC59406, the other cars suffered only minor damage. The EMU had passed a red signal.


Images:

DMU

Date: 26th February 1977

A Class 126 set formed SC51023, SC59403 and SC51033 in Ayr station on 26-02-77. Vincent Haworth.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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