51412 Class 117 Driving Motor Second

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Private Site: Titley Junction

Location History

Chasewater Railway 94-?

Current Location

Private Site: Titley Junction

 

Private Site: Titley Junction ?-Present

Current Status

Operational (Hauled Stock)

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

 

 

Owner

 

 

 

Website

 

   

Record Last Updated

1 August 2017

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Details on 51412’s early preservation life are sparse, but the vehicle seems to have been preserved with partner 51370 for the Chasewater Railway in 1994.

By 1999 51412 & 51370 had been repainted into BR Green with half yellow warning panel. The set provided some off-peak diesel services on the Chasewater line for many years.

In 2003, 51412/51370 were the star attraction at the annual Railcar Association convention, operating both passenger trips and driver experience runs over the event.

At some time between 2008 & 2010 the vehicle was 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”. The site was not normally open to the public except on selected open days and was essentially a private project.

During 2010, 51412 was split from its partner and repainted into BR Green with speed whiskers. It was then put into service as a loco hauled push/pull vehicle being operated by small industrial locomotives.

Reports on this vehicle remain scarce but it is presumed that 51412 continues to be occationally used as hauled coaching stock.

Future Plans
None

 

51412/51370 at the Chasewater Railway, 15/5/04.

   

51412/51370 at the Chasewater Railway, 15/5/04.

   

51412/51370 during a photo stop held as part of the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03. Paul Moxon

   

51412/51370 during a photo stop held as part of the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03. Paul Moxon

   

51412/51370 during the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03. Paul Moxon

   

51412/51370 during the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03.Steve Hodgson

   

51412/51370 during a photo stop held as part of the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03.Steve Hodgson

   

51412/51370 during a photo stop held as part of the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03.Steve Hodgson

   

51412/51370 during the 2003 railcar convention, 12/7/03.Steve Hodgson

   

51412/51370 at the Chasewater Railway. Ian Francis

   

51412/51370 at the Chasewater Railway, 2/2/99. Stuart Mackay