52031 Class 107 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

Home Railway

Tanat Valley Railway

Location History

Richborough Power Station Dec 92-94

Current Location

Tanat Valley Railway


East Kent Railway94-Oct 96

Current Status



Eden Valley Railway Oct 96-Dec 97

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)


Crewe Electric Depot Dec 97-Dec 98

TRA Designation



Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway Dec 98-Mar 09

Partner Vehicle(s)



Tanat Valley Railway Nov 11-Present


Class 107 Ltd




Visited Railways

Nene Valley Railway Mar 09-Nov 11

Record Last Updated

9 December 2015


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
52031 was preserved in 1992 by The East Kent Railway Museum as part of a 2-car set with partner 52006. Much work went into reversing the effects of British Rail's "running-down" of the vehicle at its first home the East Kent Railway.

In 1997 when the East Kent decided to sell much of its rolling stock, 52031 & 52006 were purchased by Class 107 Ltd.

52031 entered service in BR Green with 52006 at its new home the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. In 2000, the set was returned to its historically original 3-car formation with the addition of TSL 59791.

In 2003, partner 52006 was replaced by 52005.

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

Never used at the Nene Valley, 52031, 59791 & 52005 were moved again in 2011, to Class 107 Ltd's current base, the Tanat Valley Railway where 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.


52031/52005 in service, 11/9/15. Robin Harrison


52031/52005 at the end of the day's services at the Tanat Valley, 13/7/14. Osrail


52031, 59791 & 52005 stabled at Wansford, Nene Valley Railway, 1/6/09. David Beardmore


52031 on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, 15/10/00. Stuart Mackay