Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30413
|27/10/59||New to||67C (Ayr)|
|May-73||Depot code change||AY (Ayr)|
|05/10/81||Stored U.||AY (Ayr)|
|p/e 28/11/81||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
4th May 1981 - Seen at Troon in middle of 7-car set, coupled to two DMBS cars
|171||51050||59402||51023||Listed at 67C - Aug-70|
|402||51032||59408||51023||Listed at AY - 01/02/81|
circa Aug-80 - Gangway(s) removed
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.
A Class 126 set formed SC51023, SC59403 and SC51033 in Ayr station on 26-02-77. Vincent Haworth.
Class 126. Vehicle 51023. Glasgow Central High Level. 18/08/1979. Alistair Logie.