52025 Class 107 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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Tanat Valley Railway

Location History

Swindon & Cricklade Railway 95-Feb 02

Current Location

Avon Valley Railway


Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 05-Sep 08

Current Status



Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)

Visited Railways

Bridgend Valley Railway Feb 02-Jul 02

TRA Designation


Visited Railways

Bridgend Valley Railway Feb 02-Jul 02

Partner Vehicle(s)



Cardiff Cathays (Contract Restoration) Jul 02-Dec 02


Class 107 Ltd


Wensleydale Railway Dec 02-05




Avon Valley Railway Sep 08-Present

Record Last Updated

3 March 2018


Preservation Modifications

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 in service at Bitton, 15/2/18. Neil Jones


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




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