52025 Class 107 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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Location History

Swindon & Cricklade Railway 95-Feb 02

Current Location

Avon Valley Railway

 

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 05-Sep 08

Current Status

Operational

   

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)

Visited Railways

Bridgend Valley Railway Feb 02-Jul 02

TRA Designation

4

Visited Railways

Bridgend Valley Railway Feb 02-Jul 02

Partner Vehicle(s)

52006

 

Cardiff Cathays (Contract Restoration) Jul 02-Dec 02

Owner

Class 107 Ltd

 

Wensleydale Railway Dec 02-05

Website

www.class107.co.uk

 

Avon Valley Railway Sep 08-Present

Record Last Updated

1 July 2014

   

Preservation Modifications
None

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

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

In 2002 52025 briefly visited the Bridgend Valley Railway for some restoration work before moving again to Cardiff Cathays where a body lift and some brakegear repairs were undertaken.

52025 was then sent on hire to the Wensleydale Railway where it operated its first passenger trains, now paired with 52006.

In 2005 the vehicle was replaced by a Class 108 vehicle, and was moved to Class 107 Ltd's base, the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway.

In 2006 it was reunited with partner 52006 when that vehicle also returned from the Wensleydale Railway.

In 2008, Class 107 Ltd vacated the Embsay Railway, and 52025 &52006were sent on hire to theAvon Valley Railway.

Since arriving at the Avon Valley Railway the unit has proved useful operating off peak traffic at the start and end of the season as well as evening fish & chip specials.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

Sc52025/Sc52006 stabled at Bitton, 12/4/14. Stephen Hughes

   

Sc52025/Sc52006 in action at the Avon Valley's diesel gala, 13/4/13. Chris Walker

   

52025 under repair at Bitton, 3/11/12. Chris Walker

   

Sc52025 stabled at Bitton, 15/5/11. Q47541M

   

Stabled at Bitton, 28/12/10. Chris Moxon

   

Stabled at Bitton, 20/8/09. Roger Budd

   

At Leeming Bar, 15/4/04. James Addison

   

52025 leads a 3-car set on the Wensleydale line, 8/4/04. John Carter

   

52025 in service at Leeming Bar, 15/9/03. David Beardmore

   

52025 on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway, 1/12/01. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

The first class area inside SC52025, 8/8/12. David Slater