50015 Class 114 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Midland Railway Butterley

Location History

Midland Railway Butterley Apr 04-Present

Current Location

Midland Railway Butterley



Current Status




Current Livery

BR Blue (Full Yellow End)



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)





MRT Railcar Group






Record Last Updated

16 July 2014


Preservation Modifications
None, but the vehicle retains considerable departmental modifications.

Preservation Information
50015 survived beyond many other DMUs on the national network due to it being heavily converted for departmental use. Its original interior has been removed entirely and is effectively a new vehicle in its own right. The MRT Railcar Group purchased 50015, and partner 56015, in 2004 and have restored the exterior back into BR Blue.

The set has seen limited use in preservation due to its passenger carrying capacity being severely limited. However it has seen use at several galas as the vehicle has a small area which can accommodate a limited number of people. The set has also been used on some evening specials.

In 2009 the front end was repainted, the livery being changed slightly to the Full Yellow End variety.

The group have stated that they currently have no plans to convert the vehicle back into original configuration, and in the meantime 50015 remains operational.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.


50015 in the "DMU siding" east of Butterley station, 2/3/14. Zoe Hunter


50015 & 56015 waiting for passengers at Butterley, 28/3/09. Chris Moxon


Changing ends at Hammersmith, 28/3/09. Chris Moxon


50015 & 56015 arrive into Swanwick Junction, 28/3/09. David Beardmore


On a Fish & Chip special at Butterley, 28/3/09. Chris Moxon


In the yard at Butterley, 29/3/08. Simon Edwards


Stabled at Swanwick Junction, 1/4/07. Chris Moxon


50015 at Butterley in public service, 15/6/06. Chris Moxon


At Swanwick Junction in public service, 15/6/06. Chris Moxon


With work started on painting the vehicle into blue, it is seen outside the carriage shed at Butterley. Ian Francis


977775 just after rolling off the lorry at the MRC's unloading site on the end of the Butterley branch, 16/4/04. Stuart Mackay