51942 Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second

Home Railway

Mid Norfolk Railway

Location History

Pontypool & Blaenavon RailwayApr 94-Oct 14

Current Location

Mid Norfolk Railway

 

Mid Norfolk RailwayOct 14-Present

Current Status

Stored

 

 

Current Livery

Network SouthEast

 

 

TRA Designation

5

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

56270

 

 

Owner

Chris Nesbitt

 

 

Website

www.facebook.com/EastAnglianRailcarGroup

   

Record Last Updated

1 January 2018

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
51942 was preserved in 1994 on the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway along with three other Class 108 vehicles. 51942 was not considered as the vehicle in the best condition so was put in storage as a second set paired with 56270.

A remarkable 20 year period followed with 51942 remaining in storage, albeit relatively complete, awaiting its turn in the Gwent 108 Group's restoration queue.

In January 2014, it was decided that 51942 would not be restored at its current home, so it was put up for sale. In March, a sale was agreed and 51942 moved to its new home at the Mid Norfolk Railway in the October after access issues preventing the vehicle's departure from Pontypool were resolved.

On arrival at the Mid Norfolk Railway some limited conservation work to tidy the vehicle up was undertaken, before being stored to await the completion of the restoration of partner 56270.

Future Plans
Full restoration is planned once partner vehicle 56270 is completed.

 

51942 shortly after arrival at Dereham, on static display during the Multiple Matters gala, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

51942 shortly after arrival at Dereham, on static display during the Multiple Matters gala, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

51942 getting a brush up shortly after arrival at the Mid Norfolk Railway, 27/10/14. East Anglian Railcar Group

   

51942 stored at Blanaevon, 28/7/13. Nick Baxter

   

51942, now with smashed windows, in store, 8/12/12. Peter Dickinson

   

51942 in storage at Furness Sidings, 2/7/05. Stuart Mackay

   

51942 in storage at Furness Sidings, 2/7/05. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

The cab (driver's side) of 51942 prior to restoration, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

The cab (secondman's side) of 51942 prior to restoration, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

The front saloon of 51942 prior to restoration, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon

   

The middle saloon of 51942 prior to restoration, 1/11/14. Chris Moxon