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Vehicle 50704 / 53704

Class 120

BR Diagram 587

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: 30335
Diagram: 587


4w/e 02/11/57 New to CDF (Cardiff Canton)
by Oct-60 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 To Parcels Sector at DY (Derby)
23/02/86 Transferred to CH (Chester)
12/04/87 Withdrawn from CH (Chester)

The vehicle carried the following numbers:

50704 - original number
53704 - from 1984 (53xxx / 54xxx change)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

TYS505 50704 59258 50656 Listed at TS - circa Oct-60
EP494 50704 59258 50656 Noted circa Jun-69
EP508 50704 59255 50650 Listed at DY - circa Jun-82
spare 53704 Formation change - DY - Aug-85
53704 59301 53692 Listed at DY - circa Jan-86 - Parcels
53703 53704 Formation change - CH - circa Mar-86 - Parcels
51786 53704 Formation change - CH - 2w/e 14/05/86 - Parcels
51786 53704 Listed at Chester - Summer 1986 - Parcels


circa Mar-85 - Refurbished



Date: 30th April 1984

It's fanciful to think that this Class 120 Cross Country dmu, 53704 leading, has come across the country to reach Kettering Junction from Cambidge. It's actually a Bletchley to Leicester service proceeding on the down fast under the watchful eyes of the Junction signalman. 30th April 1984. Mike Dean.


Date: 6th June 1986

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.


Date: 6th June 1986

A close up of the Red Star branding carried on 53703 when seen at Dewsbury on 6/6/86. Malcolm Clements.


Date: 28th June 1986

About to cross New Mills viaduct on 28th June 1986 is a Swindon Cross-Country class 120 dmu set, including car M53704 which has been converted to parcels use, the Red Star parcels branding can be seen down the side. These units were rare along here, this is the only time I think I saw one, it's possibly the only photograph I have of one along here! Andrew J Crowther.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 6th June 1986

At Dewsbury on the 6th June 1986. The parcels set (53703 + 53704) is coupled to a 2-car Class 110 service train. Malcolm Clements.


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