52005 Class 107 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Tanat Valley Railway

Location History

Swindon & Cricklade Railway 94-Jun 01

Current Location

Tanat Valley Railway


Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway Jun 01-Mar 09

Current Status



Tanat Valley Railway Nov 11-Present

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)



TRA Designation


Visited Railways

Nene Valley Railway Mar 09-Nov 11

Partner Vehicle(s)




Class 107 Ltd






Record Last Updated

1 August 2014


Preservation Modifications
The seating has been rearranged into "bays". This work also included fitting tables into some of the seating bays, which have proved very popular with passengers.

Preservation Information
52005 was preserved in 1994 by Matthew Smith as part of a 2-car set with partner 52025 at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway.

In 1996 the vehicle had had all roof vents removed and plated over due to leaks.

The set did not operate there however, and was sold in 2001 to Class 107 Ltd, who immediately split up the set.

52005 was moved to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, where its restoration was completed. The vehicle was repainted into BR Green, and it entered service replacing 52006 in the line's 3-car set. Its new partners were 59791 & 52031.

In 2008, Class 107 Ltd vacated the Embsay railway, and 52005, 59791 & 52031were moved on hire to the Nene Valley Railway the following year.

Never used at the Nene Valley, 52005, 59791 & 52031were moved again in 2011, to Class 107 Ltd's current base, the Tanat Valley Railwaywhere it operated all of the line's services.

In 2014 the set lost its centre car which was removed to become a static cafe.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.


52005 & 52031 stabled at Wansford, Nene Valley Railway, 2/10/10. Andy Neil


52005 on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway not long after arriving from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway. Preparation work for painting is underway, 21/6/01. Stuart Mackay