Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30414
|23/05/59||New to||67C (Ayr)|
|May-73||Depot code change||AY (Ayr)|
|p/e 28/11/81||Stored U.||AY (Ayr)|
|01/03/82||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
17th June 1981 - Seen carrying unit no. 126 403
30th April 1983 - Seen in Falkland Yard
|154||51033||Noted circa Sep-69 - plus two others|
|154||51033||59406||51017||Listed at 67C - Aug-70|
|51033||59392||51048||Noted 13th March 1979 - 2 DMBS|
|403||51033||59396||51012||Listed at AY - 01/02/81|
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.
Recently withdrawn Swindon Intercity DMUs were boarded up (due to asbestos contamination) and dumped at Falkland Yard - a short distance from their former home of Ayr Depot - prior to transport to Meyer Newman (Snailwell) for scrapping. Sc51033 was withdrawn from service 3/1982. The Swindon Diesel Preservation Society received permission to remove parts from these units for the preserved Class 126 unit as long as we did not enter the vehicles or remove parts that would affect braking. Andrew McConnell.
A Class 126 set formed SC51023, SC59403 and SC51033 in Ayr station on 26-02-77. Vincent Haworth.