50222 Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Barry Island Railway

Location History

West Somerset Railway Mar 08-Aug 09

Current Location

Barry Island Railway

 

Barry Island Railway Aug 09-Present

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Plain End)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

50338

 

 

Owner

Cambrian Railways

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

1 August 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
Very non standard interior. The vehicle has modern wall panelling, Mk3 carriage style seating and carpets fitted.

Preservation Information
Latterly part of Laboratory 19 “Iris 2”, 50222 was extensively modified for departmental use in 1989. Acquired by the West Somerset Railway, the intention was for the set to be based at Dunster and used to travel out to Permanent Way worksites as required.

However the set was moved after a short while and now resides at the Barry Island Railway under new ownership, who quickly used the set to operate some of the railway's services with partner 50338.

Between 2009 and 2014, 50222 received a lot of work to increase its preservation suitability. It was accepted that the vehicle was far too heavily modified to return to original Class 101 condition, so the interesting policy was taken to refit the interior with more modern features that may have been similar to a design used if the vehicles operated on the mainline longer than they did in reality. Modern wall panelling, Mk3 carriage style seating and carpets were fitted to the interior, and the vehicle was also repainted.

Since 2014, the refreshed vehicle has operated passenger services with partner 50338.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

50222/50338 in service being hauled by Thomas, 9/7/14. Nick Wilcock

   

50222/50338 arrive into Barry, 2013. Darren Ford

   

50222 & 50338 operating the passenger service at Barry Island, 25/8/12. Bob Spiers

   

50222/59664 at Waterfront station, 3/9/11. Brian Battersby

   

50222 & 50338 running along the causeway at Barry, 6/6/10. David Beardmore

   

Seen on the West Somerset Railway freshly painted into green. Chris Adams

   

Shortly after arrival at Dunster, 14/6/08. Simon Edwards