52008 Class 107 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Location History

Strathspey Railway 91-Present

Current Location

Strathspey Railway

 

 

Current Status

Under Restoration

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

52030

   

Owner

My Little Sprinter Ltd

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

1 July 2014

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
52008 was purchased by My Little Sprinter Ltd for use on theStrathspey Railwaywith partner Class 114 56047.

During the 1990's 52008 saw a return to service and repaint into BR Green with 56047.

After 2000, the set was made "pure 107" after the introduction of DMCL 52030 following restoration work.

However the set's deteriorating condition meant all of the vehicles fell out of use.

The late 2000's haveseen restoration recommence on 52008. In 2008, extensive roof and gutter repairs were carried out, the roof being needle gunned to bare metal and competely repainted.

Future Plans
To return to service. Outstanding work includes repairs to the guards doors and cab roof, the cutting out and replacement of wasted metal on the bodywork, a sand down and repaint. The vehicle requires new batteries, but is otherwise believed to be mechanically sound.

 

52008 stored at Boat of Garten, 16/8/11. Ian McLoughlin

   

52008 stored at Boat of Garten, 14/8/09. Bill Pugsley

   

52008 in store, 14/5/08. David Beardmore

   

52008 & 56047 at Aviemore, Strathspey Railway, on Gala Day working the 14:10 to Boat of Garten, 23/5/98. Stuart Mackay