141110 - 55510 Class 141 Driving Motor Second

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Weardale Railway

Location History

Weardale Railway ?-Present

Current Location

Weardale Railway

 

 

Current Status

Stored

 

 

Current Livery

Metrotrain Red

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

 

 

Owner

 

 

 

Website

None

Record Last Updated

2 November 2012

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
55510 was preserved as a complete set with partner 55530. Unlike first generation railcars, it was far more common for Class 141 units to operate in their as-built formations, 55510 & 55530 were therefore preserved as a complete 2-car set, more commonly known by its set number: 141110.

Although the exact date of preservation is uncertain, most of the Class 141s in preservation were bought in the early 2000’s. 55510 was moved to the growing Weardale Railway, who were interested in acquiring reliable rolling stock for an all-year-round community service.

The line received two Class 141 sets, the other being 141103. It was this example which was chosen to be restored and operated, with 55510 being bought as a strategic source of spare parts.

In 2009, the vehicle’s partner, 55530, was disposed of.

55510 has never operated in preservation, and is currently only used as a spare parts donor for 55503 & 55523 (141103).

Future Plans
There are currently no plans to see this vehicle restored.

 

Either 55510 or 55530 (current ID unknown) at the Weardale Railway giving up parts for 141103. Weardale Railway