Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30414
|27/06/59||New to||67C (Ayr)|
|May-73||Depot code change||AY (Ayr)|
|17/05/82||Stored S.||AY (Ayr)|
|11/08/82||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
|p/e 29/01/83||Withdrawn from||AY (Ayr)|
|164||51043||59395||51029||Listed at 67C - Aug-70|
|413||51043||59391||50936||Listed at AY - 01/02/81|
|126413||51043||59407||51012||Noted unknown date|
|126413||51043||59404||51026||Noted 28th September 1982|
|126413||51043||59404||51026||Noted 5th October 1982|
|126413||51043||59404||51026||Noted 18th October 1982|
|51043||59404||51026||Noted 20th October 1982|
Sc51043 on the 4.22pm St Enoch - East Kilbride service seen leaving Hairmyres on 20th March 1964, during a period when East Kilbride service were transferred to St Enoch from Central, only to return when St Enoch closed. Hamish Stevenson.
Catching a glimpse of sunshine at Glasgow Central in June 1978 is Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set number 413. Mike Cooper.
Class 126 set 413 arrives at Glasgow Central in June 1978. Mike Cooper.
A 6-car Class 126 formation heads out of Johnstone station, with SC51043 at the rear. Undated. Ian MacDonald.
126 413 led by 126 414 leave Ayr for Maybole and Girvan, 1981. The use of oil lamp was necessary on the Class 126 units as the class did not have electric tail lamps. The rear car (Sc51043) is part of the preserved set owned by the SRPS at Bo'ness. www.class126.co.uk Andrew McConnell.
51043 seen at Ayr, circa August 1981. This vehicle is now preserved on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 + 418 roll into Prestwick Station in 1982, two of the last handful of Intercity sets in their last summer of operation. Andrew McConnell.
Class 126 DMU 126 413 is seen at Lochside in 1982. Andrew McConnell.
Leading power car SC51043 is on the rear of a Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU seen departing from Glasgow Central station, probably in 1982. The buckeye couplings were normally left in the upright position due to the frequent joining of and splitting of sets for different services. Ian MacDonald.
126 413 departs for Ayr from platform 13 of Glasgow Central in August 1982 with SC51043 on the rear. Andrew McConnell.
51043, 59404 and 51017 at Dunfermline Townhill depot in 1983. They had been stored there during the tendering process to preservationists, and they are being prepared to leave for their new home on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 (51043, 59404, 51017) at Thornton Yard, Fife, in May 1983, waiting to be rail-freighted as part of an overnight working to Aberdeen the same night. It was dropped off at Laurencekirk, where it left the British Railways network for the last time. Andrew McConnell.
Sc51043 leaves BR metals to start a new life in preservation. It is being lowered onto a low-loader at Laurenkirk which will take it to the Brechin Railway. May 1983. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 DMU vehicles 51043 + 59404 + 51017 at Laurencekirk in May 1983 awaiting road movement to preservation on the Brechin Railway. They had been moved by rail from Dunfermline Townhill where they had been stored since withdrawal during the tendering process. Ian MacDonald.
51043, 59404 and 51017 sit in the yard at Laurencekirk in May 1983. They'd been moved by rail from storage at Dunfermline Townhill, and would be moved by road to preservation on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
"Intercity 125" meets Intercity Class 126 DMU early on a spring morning in 1983 at Laurencekirk. The DMU had been hauled up from Thornton Yard in Fife attached to a Class 40 hauled freight. It would shortly leave BR metals, being craned onto flatbed trailers later in the day for the move to the Brechin railway. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 (Sc51043, Sc59404 (and Sc51017)) with limited time still on BR metals at Laurencekirk Goods Yard in May 1983, as they await road movement to preservation on the Caledonian Railway (Brechin). Andrew McConnell.
DMUs in Kyle Street sidings, Ayr, date unknown, probably in the final days of the Class 126 Swindon DMUs, with two sets 126 408 (51038) and 126 413 (51043) visible. On the right are Class 107 and Class 101 vehicles. Ian MacDonald.
Sc51017 and Sc51043 face off in Ayr (Kyle St sidings), August 1982. The vehicles were then part of the last two Class 126 units to survive (126 413 and 126 406). The best example of each type of 126 vehicle from the last two sets were remarshalled to form the now preserved Class 126 unit, 126 413 (Sc51017, Sc59404, Sc51043). Andrew McConnell.
Swindon Inter-City power cars Sc51017 and Sc51043 at Largs on August 1st, 1982. They are now the only surviving Class 126 power cars. John Carter.
The "Ayrshire Wanderer" railtour is seen at Hunterston on the 9th October 1982. It was formed of 51017 / 59411 / 51036 + 51043 / 59404 / 51026. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 vehicles 51017, 59404 and 51043 pass through Dundee in a freight formation on their way to the Brechin Railway and a new life in preservation in 1983. Andrew McConnell.
51017, 59404 and 51043 at Thornton Junction depot in May 1983. After a period in store at Dunfermline Townhill there they are en-route to their new home in preservation on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.