Sc51039 seen in Ayr depot in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 intermediate DMS SC51013 in Glasgow Central station in the early 1980s. Ian MacDonald.
Two Class 126 Inter-City sets depart depart from Glasgow Central circa 1982 with Sc51013 at the front. Ian MacDonald.
A Swindon-built Class 126 DMU arrives into Glasgow Central circa 1982. A tail lamp is carried on the intermediate DMS - the class were never fitted with any marker / tail lamps. Ian MacDonald.
A 6-car Class 126 formation arriving into its destination at Glasgow Central circa 1982. The leading vehicle in set 126 412 is SC51042. Ian MacDonald.
A 6-car Class 126 formation heads out of Johnstone station, with SC51043 at the rear. Undated. Ian MacDonald.
126 413 led by 126 414 leave Ayr for Maybole and Girvan, 1981. The use of oil lamp was necessary on the Class 126 units as the class did not have electric tail lamps. The rear car (Sc51043) is part of the preserved set owned by the SRPS at Bo'ness. www.class126.co.uk Andrew McConnell.
51043 seen at Ayr, circa August 1981. This vehicle is now preserved on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Andrew McConnell.
Set 126 413 is seen departing from Ayr station in late summer 1981. Intermediate DMS 51026 is on the rear. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 + 418 roll into Prestwick Station in 1982, two of the last handful of Intercity sets in their last summer of operation. Andrew McConnell.
Class 126 DMU 126 413 is seen at Lochside in 1982. Andrew McConnell.
Leading power car SC51043 is on the rear of a Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU seen departing from Glasgow Central station, probably in 1982. The buckeye couplings were normally left in the upright position due to the frequent joining of and splitting of sets for different services. Ian MacDonald.
126 413 departs for Ayr from platform 13 of Glasgow Central in August 1982 with SC51043 on the rear. Andrew McConnell.
51043, 59404 and 51017 at Dunfermline Townhill depot in 1983. They had been stored there during the tendering process to preservationists, and they are being prepared to leave for their new home on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 (51043, 59404, 51017) at Thornton Yard, Fife, in May 1983, waiting to be rail-freighted as part of an overnight working to Aberdeen the same night. It was dropped off at Laurencekirk, where it left the British Railways network for the last time. Andrew McConnell.
51043, 59404 and 51017 sit in the yard at Laurencekirk in May 1983. They'd been moved by rail from storage at Dunfermline Townhill, and would be moved by road to preservation on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
"Intercity 125" meets Intercity Class 126 DMU early on a spring morning in 1983 at Laurencekirk. The DMU had been hauled up from Thornton Yard in Fife attached to a Class 40 hauled freight. It would shortly leave BR metals, being craned onto flatbed trailers later in the day for the move to the Brechin railway. Andrew McConnell.
126 413 (Sc51043, Sc59404 (and Sc51017)) with limited time still on BR metals at Laurencekirk Goods Yard in May 1983, as they await road movement to preservation on the Caledonian Railway (Brechin). Andrew McConnell.
Class 126 set 126 414 in Ayr station circa 1981. DMBS(L) Sc51044 is closest. This class had the white circle coupling code, they are not very prominent on this vehicle! Andrew McConnell.
126 414 led by Sc51044 leaves Ayr for Girvan in 1981. 126 414 was one of the best condition 126 sets at the time, but was withdrawn in a cull of 8 complete sets in 8/82, leaving only 126 406 and 413 in service. Andrew McConnell.