51942 Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second

Home Railway

Mid Norfolk Railway

Location History

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway94-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 August 2015

   

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 2014, a sale was agreed and 51942 moved to its new home at the Mid Norfolk Railway.

Future Plans
It is planned to undertake some preservation to make the body water-tight and secure before storing the 51942 whilt the restoration of (partner) 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