52064 Class 108 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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Location History

Severn Valley Railway Mar 91-Present

Current Location

Severn Valley Railway

 

 

Current Status

Operational

Visited Railways

Peak Rail (Contract Overhaul): Jul 15-Oct 15

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

59250 & 50933 or 51941

 

 

Owner

DMU Group West Midlands

 

 

Website

www.svr-dmu.org.uk

   

Record Last Updated

1 January 2017

   

Preservation Modifications
The first class saloon has tables and reading lamps fitted.

Preservation Information
52064 was withdrawn from BR service in November 1990 and was saved by the embryonic DMU Group West Midlands, the vehicle moving to their base at the Severn Valley Railway the following year with partner 51941. The two car set was moved from Doncaster to Kidderminster (SVR) by rail via Tyseley.

In 1992 the set was increased to 3 cars with the entry to traffic of 59250.

In 2004, 52064 participated in the very successful Railcar50 event, operating as a 5-car Class 108 which included all of the SVR 108 vehicles. The highlight was a 12 car special which was the longest DMU formation ever to operate in preservation.

In 2007 52064 went into Kidderminster carriage works for a C3 overhaul, emerging in 2008.

July 2015 saw 52064 moved to Peak Rail for contract bodywork and a repaint, the vehicle returning to the SVR just three months later.

52064's bogies were sent awayduring 2016 for tyre turning.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

E52064's bogie away for tyre turning, 14/3/16. Chris Field

   

E52064's bogie away for tyre turning, 14/3/16. Chris Field

   

E52064 at Kidderminster shortly after returning to service, 18/2/16. Ian Dobson

   

E52064 shortly after repainting at Rowsley, 23/9/15. Trevor Daw

   

M52064/M50933, in a rare power-twin formation, emerge from Foley Park tunnel during the diesel gala on a Kidderminster-Bewdley shuttle service, 10/14. DMU Group (West Midlands)

   

M52064 (with NE59250 anda DMBS in 3-car formation) heads all five SVR based 108 cars, stabled in the "rock siding" at Bewdley, 20/8/14. Peter Dickinson

   

M52064/NE59250/M51941 emerge from Foley Park tunnel, 17/10/13. DMU Group (West Midlands)

   

M52064/NE59250/M51941 stand at Bewdley with the 09:40 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster during the diesel gala, 6/10/12. Chris Moxon

   

M52064 leads a 3-car set also formed of 59250 & 50933 on the approach to Bewdley Tunnel during the Severn Valley Railway's 1960's event. Appropriately for the era represented, the Class 108 was operating "local" trips for most of the day between Kidderminster and Bewdley, while the full line trains were in the hands of locomotives both steam and diesel, although the Class 108 was diagrammed to operate the first round trip down the full line. The set is seen here heading south towards Kidderminster during one of the shuttles, May 2011. David Depper

   

M52064 at Bewdley during the 2010 Railcar Convention, 7/10/10. Chris Moxon

   

M52064 passing 55006 at Highley during the 2010 Railcar Convention, 7/10/10. Chris Moxon

   

M52064 at Highley during the 2010 Railcar Convention, 7/10/10. Chris Moxon

   

52064, 59250 & 51941 at Arley, 10/10/09. Simon Edwards

   

M52064 & D444 Exeter at Highley, 10/10/09. Simon Edwards

   

M52064 in the loop at Highley, 10/10/09. David Beardmore

   

52064 & 56208 at Highley, 25/4/08. Simon Edwards

   

In late 2007 52064 underwent a C3 overhaul in the Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Carriage Works, which included the fitting of refurbished vacuum cylinders, door lock exams, work on the toilet flooring, internal deep clean, sealing and repainting of the roof and a rub down and re-varnish of the external paintwork. This view shows the vehicle after completion, 2007. Phil Allison

   

In late 2007 52064 underwent a C3 overhaul in the Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Carriage Works, which included the fitting of refurbished vacuum cylinders, door lock exams, work on the toilet flooring, internal deep clean, sealing and repainting of the roof and a rub down and re-varnish of the external paintwork. This view shows the vehicle after completion, 2007. Phil Allison

   

In late 2007 52064 underwent a C3 overhaul in the Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Carriage Works, which included the fitting of refurbished vacuum cylinders, door lock exams, work on the toilet flooring, internal deep clean, sealing and repainting of the roof and a rub down and re-varnish of the external paintwork. This view shows the vehicle after completion, 2007. Phil Allison

   

At Bridgnorth during Railcar50, 15/10/04. Ian Francis

   

52064, 59250, 51941 at Bewdley, 31/5/04. Simon Edwards

   

52064 on the Severn Valley Railway, 14/4/01. Stuart Mackay

   

52064/59250/51941 depart Bewdley, 18/6/94. David McGuire

   

52064 & 51941 seen very soon after entering traffic, 19/10/91. Tony Willmore

 

Interior

 

In late 2007 52064 underwent a C3 overhaul in the Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Carriage Works, which included the fitting of refurbished vacuum cylinders, door lock exams, work on the toilet flooring, internal deep clean, sealing and repainting of the roof and a rub down and re-varnish of the external paintwork. This view shows the vehicle interior after completion. Phil Allison