50627 Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second (Scrapped)

Last Location

East Lancashire Railway

Location History

Peak Rail 97-08

Current Status

Scrapped at Ron Hull (Rotherham) 2011

 

East Lancashire Railway 08-11

Last Livery

BR Blue & Grey

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

   

Record Last Updated

12 January 2013

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Preserved at Peak Rail in 1997 with partner 51567 along with several other Class 108 units. The vehicle had last seen mainline use as a departmental coach, numbered 977853. It seems 50627 remained in storage there, providing minor spare parts for other vehicles in the fleet.

However ten years on in 2008 the two car unit was sold and disbanded, as it was the poorest of the three sets in condition.

50627 moved to the East Lancashire Railway where it was stripped of its mechanical components to aid the rapid restoration of Class 122 55001 during 2008 & 2009.

50627 remained in storage on the line and during 2010 & 2011 was stripped of its remaining useful parts. The vehicle provided a range of spares for the National Railway Museum's Class 108 unit which was returned to service in early 2011.

The vehicle was always intended to be a spares donor at the ELR, so as expected, the remains were sent for scrap during 2011. The bogies were retained however,for potential future use under 51922 and/or 51562.

50627 had little historical significance and several Class 108 DMBS vehicles still survive, the class being one of the most numerous in preservation.

 

50627 stored in Baron Steet sidings, stripping complete and awaiting final disposal, 14/1/11. ee20213

   

At Buckley Wells (ELR), stripping well advanced, 30/8/09. Simon Cross

   

50627 stored at Peak Rail under a sheet. It is believed the vehicle never ran whilst at Peak Rail, 11/5/08. Chris Moxon