51499 Class 101 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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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)

51226

 

 

Owner

Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust

 

 

Website

www.mnr.org.uk

   

Record Last Updated

5 December 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
Enlarged partition to facilitate wheelchair access to saloon via brake van double door, seats modified to 2+2 layout to give more interior space.

Preservation Information
Arrived at Dereham in 2003 from Shoeburyness, with partner vehicle 51226 as set 101695. The set was selected for preservation due to general good condition & very good wheelsets. Restoration progress has been slow due to few volunteers.

By early 2009 body & interior restoration was 90% complete, mechanical restoration being 80% complete. Partner vehicle 51226 entered service a few months before 51499, however this vehicle joined 51226 in time for the 2009 summer season and the pair now operates as a Green 2-car set.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

51499/51226 in a night study at Dereham, 11/7/15. Derek Orr

   

51499/51226 arriving into Dereham during the Multiple Matters gala, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

51499/51226 call at Thuxton, 4/5/14. Derek Orr

   

51499/51226 call at Thuxton, 16/6/13. Chris Moxon

   

51499 leads an impressive 5-car formation including 51226, 51503, 59117 & 55009 at Thuxton, 20/10/12. GT47581

   

51499 leads an impressive 5-car formation of MNR Class 101 vehicles during a gala weekend when the DMUs were being used as hauled stock, 14/5/11. Andy Neil

   

51499 alongside 51503 at Dereham, 21/3/10. Martin Reeve

   

51499 & 51226 awaiting departure time at Dereham, 30/7/09. Chris Moxon

   

51499 & 51226 wait at Wymondham Abbey, 30/7/09. Chris Moxon

   

51499 & 51226 arriving into Wymondham Abbey, 30/7/09. Chris Moxon

   

51499 at Dereham undergoing restoration, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

51499 stabled at Dereham, 15/3/08. Simon Edwards

   

51499 awaits restoration at Dereham. Note the paint has been scraped off to reveal the original right handed crest, 2/8/07. Daniel Adkins

   

51499 at Dereham, 17/3/06. David Beardmore

   

51499 & 51226 under restoration at Dereham. Martin Reeve