51402 Class 117 Driving Motor Second

Home Railway

Strathspey Railway

Location History

East Lancashire Railway94-99?

Current Location

Strathspey Railway

 

Northampton & Lamport Railway 99?-Jun 05

Current Status

Operational

 

Strathspey Railway Jun 05-Present

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51367

 

 

Owner

Blue Square Heritage Group

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

1 January 2017

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Withdrawn in September 1993, 51402 was originally preserved by Pete Waterman at the East Lancs Railway as a 3-car set with TCL 59490 & DMBS 51360. However these vehicles were later disbanded with all three receiving new homes.

51402 was moved to the Northampton & Lamport Railway and became part of Matthew Smith’s fleet. It is at the NLR that the vehicle was paired with its current partner, DMBS 51367. The vehicle was also repainted into BR Green with plain end.

In 2005, the set was sold to the Blue Square Heritage Group, who relocated both vehicles to their base at the Strathspey Railway, where they immediately entered service.

In October 2009, body work was carried out and a full re-paint was undertaken into BR Green with Speed Whiskers.

Since then, 51402 has continued to operate all the off peak services on the Strathspey Railway with 51367, while other vehicles remain under restoration.

A replacement gearbox was fitted to 51402 during 2013.

During March 2014, some replacement ceiling panels were fitted to 51402's front passenger saloon.

Future Plans
It is planned that 51402 will continue to operate off-peak services on the Strathspey Railway with partner 51367. The set will be increased to a historically accurate 3-car formation once the restoration of TCL 59511 is completed.

 

SC51402/SC51367 stabled at Aviemore, 6/11/16. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 in service at Boat of Garten, 30/7/14. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402/SC51367 outside Aviemore shed, 30/5/14. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402/SC51367 call at Broomhill, 20/2/14. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 receiving a new gearbox, 2013. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402/59511/SC51367 stabled in 3-car formation, 21/7/13. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & SC51367 in the snow again, 18/2/12. Murray Duncan

   

SC51402 & SC 51367 (recently repainted), stabled in the bay platform at Boat of Garten, 10/12/11. Hendy Pollock

   

New destination blinds fitted to SC51402, 18/9/11. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 29/5/11. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & W51367 at Broomhill, 28/5/11. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 3/5/11. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 outside 60B shed, 20/4/10. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & W51367 at Broomhill, 14/2/10. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 11/2/10. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 10/2/10. Bob Faulkner

   

Another snowy day at Boat of Garten, 20/12/09. Bob Faulkner

   

Another snowy day at Boat of Garten, 20/12/09. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402 seen here just after completion, 7/12/09. Murray Duncan

   

SC51402 seen here just after completion, 7/12/09. Murray Duncan

   

During lining out, 29/11/09. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 in the shed for a repaint at Aviemore, Nov 2009. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 in the shed for a repaint at Aviemore, Nov 2009. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 in the shed for a repaint at Aviemore, Nov 2009. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 at Broomhill, 12/2/09. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 on a frosty day at Boat of Garten, 16/2/08. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 on a snowy day at Boat of Garten, 2/2/08. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 on a snowy day at Aviemore, 2/2/08. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 in Aviemore station, 10/2/07. Michael David Grange

   

W51402 on a snowy day at Broomhill, 7/2/07. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 on a snowy day at Boat of Garten, 7/2/07. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 & W51367 at Broomhill, 29/4/06. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 29/4/06. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 29/4/06. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten, 29/4/06. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 & W51367 at Boat of Garten during the Strathspey's DMU day, 18/10/05. Graham Johnstone

   

W51402 & W51367 at Broomhill during the Strathspey's DMU day, 18/10/05. Graham Johnstone

   

W51402 & W51367 on shed at Aviemore being prepared for its next turn of duty run to mark 40th anniversary since the line closed, 16/10/05. Bob Faulkner

   

Here W51402 & W51367 have just arrived at Aviemore working a private charter for a silver wedding anniversary, an early morning from Broomhill to Aviemore to connect with the southbound Highland Chieftain service, 11/7/05. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 & W51367 after moving to the Strathspey Railway, they are seen on their first run to Broomhill. The next day they were in operation with the Class 107, 8/7/05. Bob Faulkner

   

W51402 at the Northampton & Lamport Railway, 2/2/02. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

Replacement ceiling panels fitted to te front saloon, 30/3/14. Bob Faulkner

   

SC51402's interior on a snowy day outside, 20/12/09. Bob Faulkner