50928 Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Location History

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 92-Present

Current Location

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

 

 

Current Status

Stored

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51565

 

 

Owner

Bradford Metropolitan Council

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

16 July 2014

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
50928 was preserved with partner 51565 in 1992 by Bradford Metroploitan Council, who based it on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

50928 was quickly repainted into green with speed whiskers and the original two character headcode box was returned to the front end.

50928 then saw 20 years of extensive use and proved a most valuable asset to the railway. It saw frequent use all year round and was never been withdrawn from traffic for major repairs.

In 2007 the railway recognised the need to overhaul 50928 in the near future. This lead to the aquisition of a Class 101 set, which the railway restored to relieve the vehicle of its duties.

It was to be 2013 however before the Class 101 was reliably operating services, following which 50928 was finally withdrawn from traffic for a full overhaul.

50928 is currently stored awaiting the start of the overhaul work.

Future Plans
The railway plan to fully overhaul 50928, and partner 51565, following which the unit can return to service to share duties with the Class 101. 4-car formations are also intended during busier times.

 

M50928/M51565 in Haworth loop, 2012. Gary Duckworth

   

M50928 & M51565 in service between Oakworth & Damems, 26/6/11. Andrew Gallon

   

50928 & 51565 stand in Keighley station during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

50928 & 51565 stand in Keighley station during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

50928 & 51565 call at Haworth during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

50928 & 51565 approach Haworth during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

50928 & 51565 at Oakworth during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

50928 & 51565 between Haworth & Oxenhope during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

50928 & 51565 in service at Keighley, 6/7/08. David Beardmore

   

50928, 18/6/05. Simon Edwards

   

50928 & 51565 stand in Keighley station, 30/8/97. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

View of the front saloon, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of the middle saloon, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of the guards van, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon