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

Last Location

Weardale Railway

Location History

Weardale Railway ?-Aug 09

Current Status

Scrapped at Weardale RailwayAug 09

 

 

Last Livery

Metrotrain Red

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

55510

Record Last Updated

2 November 2012

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 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. 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 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 is not seen as significant, with many Class 141 DMSL vehicles still in existence, with three in the UK.

 

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