Preserved Vehicles

Welcome to the Preserved Vehicles section of The Railcar Association website. Information and galleries of railcars during their preservation era are located on these pages.

Viewing
The vehicles are listed in three different ways for convenience: by class, by location (the railways at which they are located), and numerically (by vehicle number).

Numbering
Many vehicles were renumbered after the introduction of TOPS and they can carry either in preservation. To avoid confusion, all vehicles are listed by their original numbers: so for 53XXX & 54XXX, look under 50XXX & 56XXX respectively.

Submitting
Preserved vehicles are always changing, with the task of keeping up to date with changes being too great for a single person. If you have any information or images for a vehicle you have seen that is not included on these pages or is out of date, please feel free to send them in to railcar@live.co.uk. The more offers of information received, the more accurate and up to date these pages can be.

Section Updates - Last Updated 11th November 2017

11/11/17: Images added to 50416 (3), 50455 (3), 50517 (3), 51339 (3), 51382 (2), 51485 (4), 51813 (3), 51842 (3), 55001 (3), 56121 (3), 56171 (3) & 59701 (2)

21/10/17: New vehicle: 55020 added. Images added to 51485 (5), 51813 (6), 51842 (7), 55001, 56121 (5), 56289 (3) & 59701 (10). 51339, 51382 & 55034 updated
1/10/17: Images added to 50170, 50266, 50517 (4), 50926, 50933, 51226, 51562, 51566 & 51922. Archive images added to 50517 (7), 59539(2) & 59575. 51655 updated

20/9/17: New vehicle: 1987 added. 51370 updated

1/8/17: Images added to 51339, 51347, 51367 (4),51372, 51382, 51384 (4) & 59508 (2). Archive images added to 51342& 51401. 51370 & 51412 updated

28/5/17: Images added to 50164, 51205 & 51512. Archive images added to 51017 & 51043. 51187, 56055 &999901updated

29/3/17: 56317 scrapped

5/2/17: 51384 & 56287 updated

1/1/17: Images added to 50619 (2), 51402, 51914 (4), 51937 (3), 51941, 51950 (7), 52062 (7), 52064 (2), 55025 (5), 56208, 56492 (3), 56495 (2) & 59387. Archive images added to 50926 & 56271. 50019, 50160, 50164, 51591, 51625, 56006, 59539 & 59609 updated

13/12/16: Images added to 4, 50528 (2) & 59228 (2). Archive images added to 50479 & 50531.

10/12/16: Images added to 50256 & 51192 (4). Archive images added to 50204 (2), 50321, 50416, 51434,51511 (3) & 51512 (10).

6/12/16: Images added to 51813 & 51842 (5). 50256, 56343, East Kent, East Lancs & Wensleydale updated.

15/10/16: New vehicle: 55025 added. 51371 & 51413 updated