141110 - 55530 Class 141 Driving Motor Second Lavatory (Scrapped)

Last Location

Weardale Railway

Location History

Weardale Railway 99-Aug 09

Current Status

Scrapped at Weardale RailwayAug 09

 

 

Last Livery

Metrotrain Red

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

55510

Record Last Updated

3 April 2018

Preservation Modifications
None

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

Although the exact date of preservation is uncertain, most of the Class 141s in preservation were bought in 1999. 55530 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 latter example which was chosen to be restored and operated, with 55530 being bought as a strategic source of spare parts.

The vehicle was progressively stripped, and was cut up on site by Denhams of Shildon in 2009. The vehicle's loss was not seen as significant at the time with three other Class 141 still preserved in the UK at that time.

 

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