Class 126 DMS SC51017. Seen at Corkerhill, where it was seen as part of set 126 408, circa 1982. The vehicle is now preserved on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Ian MacDonald.
51017 is on the rear of 59397 & 51038 departing Glasgow Central on the 9th April 1982. Jerry Glover.
Sc51017 and Sc51043 face off in Ayr (Kyle St sidings), August 1982. The vehicles were then part of the last two Class 126 units to survive (126 413 and 126 406). The best example of each type of 126 vehicle from the last two sets were remarshalled to form the now preserved Class 126 unit, 126 413 (Sc51017, Sc59404, Sc51043). Andrew McConnell.
Swindon Inter-City power cars Sc51017 and Sc51043 at Largs on August 1st, 1982. They are now the only surviving Class 126 power cars. John Carter.
51017 + 59411 + 51036 at Hunterston on the 9th October 1982 with the "Ayrshire Wanderer" railtour. Ian MacDonald.
The "Ayrshire Wanderer" railtour is seen at Hunterston on the 9th October 1982. It was formed of 51017 / 59411 / 51036 + 51043 / 59404 / 51026. Ian MacDonald.
Class 126 vehicles 51017, 59404 and 51043 pass through Dundee in a freight formation on their way to the Brechin Railway and a new life in preservation in 1983. Andrew McConnell.
51017, 59404 and 51043 at Thornton Junction depot in May 1983. After a period in store at Dunfermline Townhill there they are en-route to their new home in preservation on the Caledonian Railway. Andrew McConnell.
Swindon Inter-City intermediate power car SC51019 at Ayr depot on the 26th February 1977. Vincent Haworth.
A 6-car Class 126 formation (SC51020 + SC59402 + SC51032 / SC51049 + SC59411 + SC51027) heads north out of Newton-on-Ayr station on 26-02-77. Vincent Haworth.
SC51020 on the rear of a Class 126 set departing from Johnstone, circa 1982. Note the tail lamp, carried throughout the career of the Class. Ian MacDonald.
A Class 126 set formed SC51023, SC59403 and SC51033 in Ayr station on 26-02-77. Vincent Haworth.
Class 126. Vehicle 51023. Glasgow Central High Level. 18/08/1979. Alistair Logie.
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 6-car Class 126 set is seen ready for departure from Paisley Gilmour Street bound for Glasgow, with DMS 51026 closest. Andrew McConnell.