55024 Class 121 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Location History

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Oct 13-Present

Current Location

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway



Current Status

Under Restoration


Current Livery

Non Standard BR Maroon (Half Yellow Panel)



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)











Record Last Updated

11 October 2014


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
In common with many of the single units, 55024 was converted to a departmental vehicle, numbered 977858. Latterly used by Network Rail as a Sandite vehicle, it was preserved in 2013 by a group of private individuals based on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway.

Several options were discussed as to the vehicle's purpose: including converson to a Pway support vehicle, use as a disabled saloon and preservation as a Sandite vehicle. However after a ballot by members, it was agreed to restore the vehicle to original condition. Initial work was fixing the exterior paint with polymer to protect it over the wnter months.

In April 2014, the restoration work commenced.

Future Plans
55024 will be back-converted to passenger configuration and fully restored in the process. When completed, it is intended that the vehice operate passenger services and wil be able to operate alongside, or substitute for, current stalwart 55023.


New arrival 960010 at Chinnor, 29/5/14. David Jessop