50167 Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second (Scrapped)

Last Location

Churnet Valley Railway

Location History

Churnet Valley Railway Sep 08-Mar 12

Current Status

Scrapped at Oakamoor Sand Sidings, 2012

 

 

Last Livery

Yellow

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

977391 (51433)

   

Record Last Updated

25 December 2012

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Extremely heavily modified in 1987 for departmental service (renumbered 977392), this vehicle was acquired to perform a similar role in preservation, to aid the permanent way department, arriving on the CVR in 2008.

The unit was made briefly operational in 2008/2009, however persistent issues with the unit, its non standard characteristics and a review of earlier plans meant the unit saw very little use, only running on a handful of occasions. The vehicle quickly fell out of use.

In 2010, it was agreed to sell the vehicle to individuals of the resident DMU Group, who decided to dismantle it for spares to ensure the future of their Class 104 fleet. However with only the resources to strip one vehicle at a time, partner 977391 was stripped first, so 977392 was stored awaiting its fate.

January 2012 saw the vehicle dragged back out for final stripping including the larger items such as engines and final drives. By the following month, the vehicle was a stripped shell and was sold for scrap, finally being cut up on site in March.

 

977392 at Oakamoor part way through the scrapping process. The cab has been removed and the rest of the vehicle followed shortly after, 10/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

Corridor end view of 977392 at Oakamoor part way through the scrapping process. The cab has been removed and the rest of the vehicle followed shortly after, 10/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

The cb of 977392 after being removed by the scrapman, 10/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

977392 at Cheddleton in the processes of being stripped for spare sparts. Many underframe components and external features such as windows have already been removed, 27/1/12. Chris Moxon

   

901001 (ex 50167) in storage at Froghall Junction, 11/4/11. The decision has now been taken to dismantle the unit for spares, one vehicle at a time. It is hoped for this to be undertaken during 2011. Chris Moxon

   

The No2 engine at Froghall Junction, 11/4/11. Chris Moxon

   

977392 (ex 50167) stabled in the yard at Cheddleton shortly after arrival, 29/9/08. Chris Moxon

   

977392 (ex 50167) on display in the bay at Cheddleton shortly after arrival. Some of the severe mofications can be seen on the cab end and along the bodyside, 15/9/08. Chris Moxon

   

977392 (ex 50167) on display in the bay at Cheddleton shortly after arrival, 15/9/08. Chris Moxon

   

977392 (ex 50167) on display in the bay at Cheddleton shortly after arrival, 15/9/08. Chris Moxon