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led by Sc51044 leaves Ayr for Girvan in 1981. 126 414 was one of the best condition 126 sets at the time, but was withdrawn in a cull of 8 complete sets in 8/82, leaving only 126 406 and 413 in service.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.
Set formation 126414. with DMBS SC51044 nearest the camera, is seen in Kyle Street carriage sidings at Ayr on the 28th May 1981. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A six-car Class 126 formation in Ayr station on June 14, 1981. Stephen Burdett.
Sc51044 at the front of 126 414 in Ayr station, circa 1982, it was one of the last few Class 126 sets in service. Andrew McConnell.
Sc51047 COND at Thornhill, March 1982. Sc51047 in a rake of withdrawn Swindon DMU vehicles at Thornhill sidings in transit to their final destination, the boarded up windows indicating that the vehicle is contaminated with blue asbestos. When researching the scrapping date for this vehicle I discovered that Sc51047 was involved in an accident at Kyle Street Sidings (adjacent to Ayr station) 20/6/61. The set had been routed into a siding containing four tank wagons instead of into an adjacent empty siding. The cab front was quite badly stoved in. The vehicle was repaired and remained in service until 11/81. Andrew McConnell.
A Swindon Inter-City at Beith North, just north of Glengarnock with Sc51025 leading, circa 1982. As the DMBS vehicle determines the unit number it was unusual for a Swindon DMS to carry it and Sc51025 unusually (and incorrectly in this period) carried 126418. It did however make the vehicle easy to identify even in blurry shots 30-odd years later... Andrew McConnell.
126 418 at Prestwick in 1982. One of the last few Intercity sets in its last summer of operation. Andrew McConnell.
Swindon 3-car "Intercity" Class 126 DMU 126418 (DMS SC51025 nearest camera) at Largs with a train for Glasgow Central - c.1979. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Unit 126 418 heads a 6 car set departing Platform 13 of Glasgow Central for Ayrshire in 1982. Andrew McConnell.
126418 in Glasgow Central, probably taken in 1982. Intermediate power car Sc51025 is closest, one of only a handful to carry the set number on the plated-over gangway, on most sets only the DMBS carried this detail. Ian MacDonald.
The Papal visit to Bellahouston Park in 1982 required the use of a large number of extra trains - as a result most of the then surviving Class 126 units were mobilised. Sc51026 is seen here in the (now former) carriage sidings at Smithy Lye on 01/06/82. As the DMBS vehicle determines the unit number, it was unusual for a Swindon DMS to carry a set number. Andrew McConnell.
A Class 126 set unloads its passengers in Corkerhill station on April 2nd, 1967. Hamish Stevenson.
Class 126 set 400 seen at Glasgow Central. Undated. Malcolm Clements.
Class 126 set 400 at Glasgow Central. Undated. Malcolm Clements.
Class 126 set 400 in Glasgow Central. 18/08/1979 Alistair Logie.
A Class 126 Swindon Inter-City set at Elderslie Junction with a Glasgow Central-Ayr service in February 1981. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 126 DMS carrying set number 401 at Glasgow Central on May 18th 1978. Rex Holt.
Class 126 set 411 at Paisley Gilmour Street in 1978. John Law.