A five-car class 126 DMU departs Prestwick for Glasgow Central in the mid-1970s (It is missing one DMBS). For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. In the background, to the right is Prestwick Golf Club, the venue for the very first Open Golf Championship. I. Middleditch collection. Gordon Thomson.
A southbound six-car Class 126 formation at Prestwick in the mid-1970s. I. Middleditch collection. For nearly 25 years, these B.R. Swindon built units were the mainstay of the routes from Glasgow to Ayrshire. Prestwick Airport is in the background. Gordon Thomson.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set passes Elderslie Junction. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
A 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set. The folks at Scot-Rail.co.uk and 'Mad Mac' identified the location as being between Troon and Barassie, the train heading towards Glasgow. The building in the background is the old Barassie Works. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.
Two Class 126 Swindon Inter-City sets pass just outside Glasgow Central station in the early 1970s. John Law.
A Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU in Glasgow Central station. Date unknown. Tony Wilkins.
A six-car Swindon-Inter-City DMU arrives into Glasgow Central station. Date unknown. Tony Wilkins.
A DMS in Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set heading out of Glasgow Central station. Date unknown. Peter Heppenstall.
The 3.0pm Glasgow - Stranraer is seen 1 mile south of New Luce (Dumfries and Galloway) on the 9th August 1973, worked by a Class 126 Swindon inter-City set. Michael Mensing.
With the signalman standing waiting to exchange the token, the 10.42am Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour approaches Glenwhilly on the 10th August 1973. Michael Mensing.
With the token exchanged, the signalman heads back to the signalbox as the 10.42am Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour continues through the closed Glenwhilly station on the 10th August 1973. Michael Mensing.
The 10.42am Glasgow Central to Stranraer Harbour heads south away from the closed Glenwhilly station, then in use as a passing loop, on the 10th August 1973. Michael Mensing.
'Intermediate' DMS SC51016 leads a 6-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set into Glasgow Central from the Ayrshire Coast, 26/3/74. John McIntyre.
A Class 126 heads out of Barrassie with a Stranraer train, 26/6/74. Tim Stubbs.
A Class 126 DMU heads out of Kilwinning station on an Ayr to Glasgow service in September 1975. Arnie Furniss.
Class 126s at Ayr on September 8th, 1976. On the right is Sc51015 which had failed at Stranraer with flat batteries, 25 025 was attached to haul the set on the service. Another set is on the left. Arnie Furniss.
A Swindon Inter-City set - date unknown. Graeme Brown notes "this is the north end of the Brownhill Loops. The unit has just passed under the flyover that took the down Elderslie - Brownhill via Lochwinnoch (original Lochwinnoch station, the current Lochwinnoch was Lochside) line over the up and down AYR3 lines. The flyover went as part of the Ayr electrification but some of the embankments are still visible. Stuart Rankin.
A Class 126 and some Class 101s are seen in Kyle Street yard, which was adjacent to Ayr station on the left. Andrew McConnell.
Class 126 set 400 seen at Glasgow Central. Undated. Malcolm Clements.
Class 126 set 400 at Glasgow Central. Undated. Malcolm Clements.