51372 Class 117 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Private Site: Titley Junction

Location History

Chasewater Railway ?-?

Current Location

Private Site: Titley Junction

 

Private Site: Titley Junction ?-Present

Current Status

 

 

 

Current Livery

BR Blue (Full Yellow End)

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

 

 

Owner

 

 

 

Website

None

Record Last Updated

10 December 2011

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
51372 was preserved on the Chasewater Railway, presumably soon after its withdrawal in January 1994, to act as a locomotive hauled control trailer vehicle. For this reason, the vehicle has never been “in the limelight” and its history is therefore quite illusive.

By 1995 the vehicle was in service as a hauled coach painted in a non standard maroon & cream colour scheme. Being a relatively short line, the ability of 51372’s many doors to load and unload passengers very quickly was much appreciated by the railway.

At some point before 2003 the vehicle was repainted into BR Blue with full yellow ends and continued to be used as a hauled vehicle.

In July 2003 the vehicle was on display during the Annual Railcar Convention.

Between 2008 & 2010 the vehicle was (presumably sold and) moved onto a private site at Titley Junction where the station area was being brought back into use under the title “The Kingfisher Line”

No reports concerning the vehicle have been received since its move to Herefordshire; the site is not normally open to the public except on selected open days.

Future Plans
None

 

51372 stabled at Brownhills West, 15/6/08. David Beardmore

   

51372 stabled at Brownhills West, 22/7/07. Kevin Boyd

   

51372 in use as a hauled coach on the Chasewater Railway, 16/9/06. Richard Moxon

   

51372 in use as a hauled coach at Brownhills West, 16/9/06. Richard Moxon

   

51372 at Brownhills West, 15/5/04.

   

At Brownhills West with 59444 behind during the 2003 Railcar Convention, 12/7/03. Paul Moxon

   

At Brownhills West with 59444 behind during the 2003 Railcar Convention, 12/7/03. Steve Hodgson

   

With 59444 during the 2003 Railcar Convention, 12/7/03. Ian Francis

   

51372 stabled on the Chasewater Railway, 2/2/99. Stuart Mackay

   

Thought to be 51372, 1995. John Law