51990 Class 107 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Location History

Strathspey Railway Mar 96-Present

Current Location

Strathspey Railway



Current Status




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My Little Sprinter Ltd






Record Last Updated

18 March 2013


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
51990 was withdrawn from passenger service in September 1992 but saw several years service as Sandite car 977830. 51990 was purchased from Millerhill in 1996 with partner 52030 for the Strathspey Railway.

Two months after arrival, 51990 & 52030 made a brief run in preservation in multiple with the operating set at the time, 52008/56047, but no serious restoration work had been undertaken.

Some limited work was undertaken in 1996 including cleaning out the Sandite residue, and some welding was done to body panels with preparations made for repainting into green. Some mechanical repairs were also completed, but the project was later abandoned.

Since then, 51990 has been used as a store and source of spare parts for 52008 & 52030, which were both returned to service. Its condition remains poor and the owners have no plans to return the vehicle to operating condition.

Future Plans
51990 is unlikely to ever be restored to operational condition as many parts have been donated to other units.


51990 stored at Boat of Garten, 16/8/11. Ian McLoughlin


51990 in store, 14/5/08. David Beardmore


51990 at Boat of Garten, Strathspey Railway. It was formerly sandite car 977830, 23/5/98. Stuart Mackay