50341 Class 100 Driving Motor Brake Second (Scrapped)

Last Location

West Somerset Railway

Location History

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 73-85

Current Status

Scrapped at Mayer Parry, Snailwell 1991

 

Swanage Railway 85-Aug 86

Last Livery

Non Standard Green & Cream (Half Yellow Panel)

 

West Somerset Railway Aug 86-91

Partner Vehicle(s)

56099

   

Record Last Updated

7 May 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Withdrawn from BR in 1973, 50341 was one of the first DMU vehicles to be preserved. Initially running in blue on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, this and the three other class 100 vehicles based there were useful vehicles proving economical to run during the line's early years (another reason was to provide cover for the steam engines at times of high fire risk). The vehicle was soon repainted into a non standard LNER Green & Cream (known as LNER “Tourist” livery).

In 1979/80 it was re-liveried again into Dark Green & Cream with silver roof and yellow end panels.

Five years later 50341 and partner vehicle 56099 had fallen into disuse and were disposed of.

The Swanage Railway bought 50341, along with 56099, 51118 and 56097. However 50341 was never used in service on the line, and was sold to the West Somerset Railway the following year.

The West Somerset Railway purchased 50341 as a long term restoration project. Some bodywork was undertaken; however it was cut up at Mayer Parry, Snailwell in 1991, leaving 51118 as the only surviving Class 100 powercar. This was due to the vehicle’s poor condition and the railway’s decision to standardise on DMU types; choosing to retain a fleet of 115/117 suburban vehicles.

 

A very sorry looking 50341 at Minehead on the West Somerset Railway, presumably with 56099. Behind them are three Park Royal vehicles, Aug 1990. Ian Francis

   

50341 at Minehead during what look like bodywork repairs. The vehicle was scrapped two years later, 26/8/89. Tony Willmore

   

50341/56099 stored at Minehead, 1987. Brian Battersby

   

A smart looking 50341 & 51118 at Grosmont having formed the 10:30 from Pickering. Martin Tasker

   

50341 departing Grosmont on a "national park scenic service", 1979. John Law

   

50341 on a "national park scenic service" at Grosmont, 1979. John Law

   

Four Class 100 vehicles at Pickering, with the guard(?) standing beside what's thought to be 50341. September 1974. Ian Francis

   

50341 passes Darnholme on a Goathland to Grosmont train, 2/9/73. Keith Long

   

50341 & 56099 at Pickering. Roy Lambeth

   

50341 & 56099 at Levisham. Roy Lambeth

   

50341 & 56099 at Grosmont. Roy Lambeth