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Vehicle 79088

Class 126

BR Diagram 550

Builder: BR Swindon Works
Type: Inter City
Length: 64ft
Coupling Code: White Circle
Coupling Type: Buckeye
Gangway Type: Pullman
Engines: AEC 150hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30196
Diagram: 550


18/12/56 New to Leith Central - on loan from WR. On listings as 64A (St Margarets).
Apr-57 Ex-loan back to 82C (Swindon)
18/06/59 On loan to Leith Central
01/08/59Depot code change64H (Leith Central)
31/12/61 Transferred to 64H (Leith Central) - Previously on loan to ScR now permanently transferred
Nov-71 Transferred to 67C (Ayr)
May-73Depot code changeAY (Ayr)
circa Jan-81 Stored U.
circa Jul-81 Withdrawn from W


18th November 1956 - W79088 seen new at Swindon Works stock shed.

24th October 1980 - Seen in ex-works condition and with cab end gangway plated over.

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

79087 79472 79088 Noted May 1957 - WR crew training
173 79088 79479 51014 Listed at 67C - Aug-70
79088 79157 79481 79164 79086 Listed at 64H - 10/06/71
79088 79470 79168 26th July 1977
79088 79470 79168 Noted 5th August 1977
51035 59409 79088 59410 51024 Noted 24th October 1980
422 79088 79470 Listed at AY - 01/02/81



Date: unknown

BR green liveried Swindon (introduced 1957) "Intercity" DMBS (Intermediate) SC79088 leading what is probably a Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street service pictured at Edinburgh - c.1970. Later versions of these units constructed to work services from Glasgow to Ayrshire were to be designated TOPS Class 126, but the earlier 79xxx units were never so classified as they were scheduled for early withdrawal. 53A Models of Hull Collection.


Date: 18th May 1978

Set number: 422

Sc79088 in the leading vehicle of this long Swindon Inter-City formation arriving into Glasgow Central on May 18th, 1978. Rex Holt.


Date: unknown

Sc79088 was one of the Swindon Inter-City vehicles built for the Edinburgh - Glasgow line that was transferred to join the 5xxxx Inter-City vehicles at Ayr depot. Seen in Glasgow Central on an unknown date. Andrew McConnell.


Date: unknown

The front end of Swindon-built 'intermediate' power car Sc79088 at Glasgow Central. Undated. Andrew McConnell.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 5th August 1977

Class 126 vehicles SC79168 SC79470 SC79088 are the rear three cars in this six-car formation seen departing from Glasgow Central station on 05/08/1977. They is one of the early batch dating from 1956. Graeme Phillips Collection.


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