51947 Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Location History

Bodmin & Wenford Railway 93-Present

Current Location

Bodmin & Wenford Railway



Current Status




Current Livery

BR Blue & Grey



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)





Bodmin & Wenford Railway Trust






Record Last Updated

5 December 2015


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
51947 was preserved in 1993 for use by the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, being purchased by their supporting organisation the Bodmin & Wenford Railway Trust. Photographic evidence would suggest that the vehicle was partnered with DMCL 50645 which has since moved on. Any further information of this possible arrangement would be welcome.

The vehicle was never made operational and is understood to be a spares vehicle to keep operational set 50980/52054 in good order. The vehicle has therefore deteriorated in storage at Bodmin General with no plans for a return to service.

In 2014 or 2015, the vehicle's windows were plated over and the exterior painted green to improve its appearance.

Future Plans


51947's windows have recently been plated over and the exterior painted green to improve its appearance, 31/10/15. Pete Renaut


51947 stored at Bodmin, 28/9/13. Stuart


51947 stored at Bodmin, now wth a considerable amount of glass broken, 4/11/12. Chris Walker


51947 stored at Bodmin, 12/6/10. David Beardmore


51947 stored at Bodmin, 8/9/07. Simon Edwards


51947 & 53645 at Bodmin Road, 11/8/94. David McGuire