Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Cross Country
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: BR Standard
Engines: AEC 150hp
Lot Number: 30335
|4w/e 02/11/57||New to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|by Jun-62||Transferred to||TYS (Tyseley)|
|30/07/62||Transferred to||CDF (Cardiff Canton)|
|4w/e 31/05/69||Transferred to||16C (Derby Etches Park)|
|Jan-86||Withdrawn from||DY (Derby)|
|23/02/86||To Parcels Sector at||CH (Chester)|
|3w/e 20/5/88||Withdrawn from||CH (Chester)|
23rd October 1957 - Seen in experimental livery (light beige above waistline, blue grey below) at Swindon Carriage Works.
5th February 1988 - In parcels use
50703 - original number
53703 - from Jun-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|EP486||50703||59301||50654||Noted circa Jun-69|
|EP527||50703||59281||50685||Listed at DY - circa Jun-82|
|53703||53704||Formation change - CH - circa Mar-86 - Parcels|
|53051||53703||Formation change - CH - 2w/e 14/05/86 - Parcels|
|53051||53703||Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Parcels|
|CH301||53703||53713||Listed at CH - May 1988|
|53703||53713||Noted 5th February 1988|
|53703||53713||Noted 5th August 1988 - Based at Machynlleth shed while in use for P. Way work and storage|
circa Dec-72 - WR AWS removed
Aug-74 - AWS fitted
A Class 120 set races towards the camera through the snow at Duffield on 22/12/81, headed by 50703. Chris Lings.
At Dewsbury on the 6th June 1986. The parcels set (53703 + 53704) is coupled to a 2-car Class 110 service train. Malcolm Clements.
Parcels DMU M53703 + M53713 at Chester depot circa 1987. Surface Stock.
M53703, a Chester allocated Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 DMU of set EP527, now converted to parcels use, at Crewe on the 5th March 1988. The Red Star parcels branding can just be seen down the side. Andrew J Crowther.
M53703 + M53713 Vic Berrys, Leicester 18-12-88. Kevin Dowd.
M53703 at Vic Berry's on 18.02.89, still with Etches Park set number, but also small set number 301 under the drivers window. Surface Stock.
53704 is paired with 53703, and they are attached to the rear or a Class 110 on a service train, seen at Dewsbury, 6/6/86. Malcolm Clements.
A close up of the Red Star branding carried on 53703 when seen at Dewsbury on 6/6/86. Malcolm Clements.
Class 120 53713 is seen departing Crewe coupled with 53703 on 13.12.1986. Andy Cole.
Chester allocated Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 DMU set 510 comprising of cars M53713 & M53703 at Crewe on the 2nd April 1988. Now converted to parcels use, the Red Star parcels branding can just be seen down the side. By this time these units were thin on the ground and all had been withdrawn before the year was out. The new generation of DMU in the shape of 150 124 can be seen along side on a Derby service. Andrew J Crowther.