52044 Class 108 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

Location History

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway94-Present

Current Location

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway



Current Status




Current Livery

BR Blue & Grey



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)





Gwent 108 Group






Record Last Updated

15 November 2014


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
50632 was preserved in 1994 on the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway where it operates most of the timetabled DMU services with partner 50632. The set is unusual in being formed of two DMCL vehicles coupled back-to-back (with no guards compartment) and also carrying Blue & Grey livery.

In September 1999 52044 & 50632 made their preservation debut following restoration work.

In 2008 the vehicle was noted as being out of service requiring engine repairs, but is believed these may have since been resolved.

52044 is currenly out of service awaiting refurbishment.

Future Plans


W52044 in the yards at Furnace Sidings on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, 23/4/11. Griffin-Images


52044/50627 at Blaenavon, 27/8/06. Simon Edwards


52044, 2/7/05. Stuart Mackay