51226 Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Location History

Mid Norfolk Railway 03-Present

Current Location

Mid Norfolk Railway

 

 

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51499

 

 

Owner

Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust

 

 

Website

www.mnr.org.uk

   

Record Last Updated

20 July 2016

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Arrived at Dereham in 2003 from Shoeburyness, with partner vehicle 51499 as set 101695. The set was selected for preservation due to general good condition and very good wheelsets. Restoration progress was slow due to few volunteers.

51226 was the first car out of the set to enter traffic in 2008 (temporarily paired with 51503 from set L836) and running on one engine only due to a final drive axle bearing failure.

By early 2009 body & interior restoration was 90% complete, mechanical restoration being 80% complete. The second vehicle, 51499, joined 51226 in time for the 2009 summer season and the pair now operates as a Green 2-car set.

Future Plans
The vehicle is currently running on 1 engine pending acquisition of spare power bogie from somewhere to enable a bogie swap facilitating repair of failed bearing & drive.

 

51226/51499 on the Hoe extension, 20/2/16. Derek Orr

   

51226/51499 stabled at Dereham during the Multiple Matters gala awaiting their next turn of duty, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

A soggy 51226/51499 for the service train at Wymondham Abbey, 10/8/14. Richard Moxon

   

51226 & 51499 stabled at Dereham, 17/6/12. Chris Moxon

   

51226/51499 on the rarely used section north of Dereham, 22/9/11. GT47581

   

51226 & 51499 arriving into Dereham as a two car set. This set ran most of the line's services during 2009, 30/7/09. Chris Moxon

   

51226 & 51503 arriving into Dereham ready to operate the first train of the day, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

51226 & 51503 appraoching the outskirts of Dereham, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

51226 & 51503 running throguh the woods close to Hardingham, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

51226 & 51503 arriving into Kimberley park, one of the Mid Norfolk Railway's three intermediate stations, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

51226 stabled at Dereham, 15/3/08. Simon Edwards

   

51226 is seen part way through a repaint, 2/8/07. Daniel Adkins

   

51226, 51499, 51434, 59117 & 51503 forn a 5-car Class 101 at Dereham, 16/3/07. Martin Reeve

   

51226 undergoing restoration work at Dereham, 17/3/06. David Beardmore