55019 Class 122 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Location History

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr RailwayJul 12-Present

Current Location

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway

 

 

Current Status

Under Restoration

 

 

Current Livery

Network Rail Yellow

   

Owner

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway

 

 

Website

None

 

 

Record Last Updated

13 May 2013

   

Preservation Modifications
None although the vehicle was heavily modified in departmental service.

Preservation Information
In common with many of the single units, 55019 had a very short passenger career, being converted to a departmental vehicle in 1970, numbered 975042. Latterly used by Network Rail, by 2007 the vehicle was stored servicable and spent until 2011 as a spares vehicle at Aylesbury where the last of the depatmental fleet of first generation DMUs was being maintained. Moved to Tyseley that year to be stripped for spares, in a surprise move the vehicle was sold complete to the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway in 2012, and the vehicle became the eighth (and last) Class 122 vehicle to be preserved.

The vehicle had been heavily modified internally during its time as a departmental vehicle, so restoration work will be required before the vehicle can carry a reasonable number of passengers.

Future Plans
To restore the vehicle internally and externally, possibly into green livery. The interior will be returned to original as far as possible but a compromise may initially be made. It is planned for the vehicle to be one of the railway's principle passenger vehicles when complete.

 

55019 arrives at Cynheidre 23/7/12. LMMR

   

55019 after arrival at Cynheidre 23/7/12. LMMR