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Vehicle 51578


Class 120

BR Diagram 636

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30515
Diagram: 636

Allocations

Feb-61 New to TYS (Tyseley)
before 11/01/69 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
30/06/74 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
3w/e 07/05/77 Transferred to BR (Bristol Bath Road)
w/e 21/05/77 Transferred to LA (Plymouth Laira)
2w/e 29/12/79 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
Mar-80 Transferred to LA (Plymouth Laira)
w/e 03/05/80 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
04/01/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
20/04/86 Transferred to AY (Ayr)
Feb-87 Stored U. HA (Haymarket)
Mar-87 Withdrawn from AY (Ayr)

Notes

19th June 1986 - Seen with oval buffers at cab end only

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


51578 59580 51587 Noted circa Sep-67 - in blue /grey
51578 59580 51587 Noted circa Dec-67 - in blue grey with full yellow ends
LA501 51578 59580 51587 Noted March 1971
51578 59580 51587 Transfer to BR - 3w/e 07/05/77
51578 59580 51587 Transfer to LA - w/e 21/05/77
P557 51578 59580 51587 Listed at LA - 31st December 1977
51578 59580 51587 Noted 17th May 1979
557 51578 59580 51587 Transfer to CF - 2w/e 29/12/79
557 51578 59580 51587 Transfer to LA - Mar-80
557 51578 59580 51587 Transfer to CF - w/e 03/05/80
51578 59580 51587 Listed at NH - circa Jan-86
51578 59580 51587 Transfer to AY - Apr-86
530 51578 59580 51587 New set number at AY - 2w/e 15/05/86
530 51578 59580 51587 Listed at Ayr - Summer 1986
530 51578 59580 51587 Noted 5th June 1986
51578 59580 51587 Noted 19th June 1986
530 51578 Listed at Ayr - August 1986
51578 59571 53654 Noted 28th August 1986
530 51578 59571 51788 Formation change - AY - circa Oct-86
51578 59571 53525 Noted 15th November 1986

Modifications

Feb-73 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 08/10/77 - WR AWS removed

Images:

DMU

Date: 20th September 1979

Set number: P557

Class 120 Swindon Cross-Country set P557 heads away from the camera at St Dennis Junction on September 20, 1979. Steve Davies Collection.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1984

At Ormskirk on 3/9/84 are M51578 + M59580 + M51587 waiting to leave Ormskirk with the 18:32 to Preston. Hamish Stevenson.

DMU

Date: September 1988

Set number: 530

Class 120 at Snailwell in September 1988. Surface Stock.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: 1983

A Class 120 repaint at Swindon Works in the summer of 1983. The BR logo and number are applied before painting (as was the white lines), these vinyl stickers are supplied with a masking layer which is removed after painting. The number appears to be M51578 or M51573 - although both of these were oval buffered vehicles? fgrsimon.

DMU

Date: 3rd September 1984

Class 120 Cross-Country set M51587 + M59580 + M51578 at Ormskirk waiting to leave with the 18:32 to Preston, 3/9/84. Hamish Stevenson.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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