51247 Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second (Scrapped)

Last Location

Wensleydale Railway

Location History

Wensleydale Railway 05-Sep 14

Current Status

Scrapped Thomsons Stockton 2014



Last Livery




Partner Vehicle(s)




Record Last Updated

22 February 2015


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
51247 was latterly part of 101687 and was withdrawn from the Manchester area in the early 2000’s. Following a period in storage the vehicle was moved to the Wensleydale Railway as a source of spare parts.

In 2009 plans were announced to convert 51247 into a static café by removing partitions, seating and fittings and replacing them with loose tables and chairs with disabled access through the guard’s compartment. However this idea was not to come to fruition.

Between 2009 and 2014 the vehicle provided spare parts to two other Class 101 vehicles on the Wensleydale Railway and the body slowly deteriorated.

In September 2014, some final spares such as bogies were removed and th remains sent for scrap.


51247, stored outside the shed at Leeming Bar, 8/6/14. Zoe Hunter


51247 (left) alongside operational E51210 at Leeming Bar, 18/10/12. Barry Wetherell


51247 in storage in the headshunt at Leeming Bar, Wensleydale Railway. The vehicle had suffered a graffiti attack, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon


51247 stored at Leeming Bar, 28/10/08. John Carter