55020 Class 121 Driving Motor Brake Second

Home Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Location History

Bodmin & Wenford Railway Oct 17-Present

Current Location

Bodmin & Wenford Railway



Current Status



Current Livery

Chiltern Railways Blue



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)











Record Last Updated

13 May 2018


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
55020 was one of a pair of Class 121 vehicles which were the very last first generation railcars to operate on the mainline, the vehicle not being retired until as late as 2017.

Preserved soon after withdrawal, 55020 was moved to its new home the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in October, fully operational and available for passenger service. It replaced a Class 108 2-car set which the railway had been running for many years.

55020 ran its first trains in preservation passenger service in March 2018, less than a year after carrying its last mainline passengers.

55020 currently operates regularly on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway running off peak and supplimentary services.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.