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Vehicle 51579 / 55936


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)
by Jun-62 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
4w/e 04/05/68 Transferred to 81D (Reading)
May-69 Transferred to 86A (Cardiff Canton)
3w/e 02/05/70 Transferred to 82A (Bristol Marsh Junction / Bath Rd)
5w/e 05/12/70 Transferred to 84A (Plymouth Laira)
30/06/74 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
3w/e 07/05/77 Transferred to LA (Plymouth Laira)
4w/e 18/06/77 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
2w/e 09/07/77 Transferred to LA (Plymouth Laira)
w/e 30/12/78 Transferred to CF (Cardiff Canton)
20/06/82 Transferred to NH (Newton Heath)
11/05/86 To Parcels Sector at NL (Neville Hill)
18/05/86 Transferred to CA (Cambridge)
27/07/86 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill)
16/11/86 Withdrawn from NL(U) - Also noted as March 1987 and also noted as 03/05/87!

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

51579 - original number
55936 - from 28/03/87 (parcels conversion)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


519 51579 59585 51588 Listed at TYS - circa Nov-61
503 51579 51588 Noted 03/10/69
51579 59286 51588 Transfer to 84A - 5w/e 05/12/70
51579 59264 51588 Transfer to LA - 3w/e 07/05/77
51579 59264 51588 Transfer to CF - 4w/e 18/06/77
51579 59264 51588 Transfer to LA - 2w/e 09/07/77
P558 51579 59264 51588 Listed at LA - 31st December 1977
51579 59264 51588 Transfer to CF - w/e 30/12/78
C558 51579 59264 51588 Noted 14/09/79
558 51579 59588 51588 Formation change - w/e 13/12/80
51579 59532 51588 Listed at NH - circa Jan-86
53726 51579 Listed at Cambridge - Summer 1986 - Parcels

Modifications

by Sep-69 - Headlamp fitted
16/02/74 - Dual AWS fitted
p/e 08/10/77 - WR AWS removed

Images:

DMU

Date: August 1961

W51579 sits on the bridge over Rainbow Hill, Worcester on the 27th August 1961. Note the curtains, normal in first class but Swindon built sets also had curtains in second class. Michael Mensing.

DMU

Date: 12th February 1977

Set number: C558

Swindon Cross-Country set C558 is in the centre road at Worcester Shrub Hill on 12/2/77. The lack of water pipes on the roof of the closest vehicle means it is DMBC 51579. It sits next to 1023 Western Fusilier on Western Finale charter from Exeter St Davids to York via Leeds. Stephen Burdett.

DMU

Date: 6th May 1978

Set number: C558

Leaving Plymouth on 6th May 1978 class 120 set C558 (51579, 59264 & 51588). Ian Buck.


The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:

DMU

Date: September 1968

Set number: 503

Two car Swindon Cross-Country set 503 (presumably 51588 + 51579) at Reading in September 1968. The pair were spent just over a year allocated beginning April 1968. Steve Davies Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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