56055 Class 101 Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory

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Cambrian Railway (Lynclys)

Location History

Cambrian Railway (Lynclys) Apr 05-Present

Current Location

Cambrian Railway (Lynclys)



Current Status




Current Livery

Green (Plain End)



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)





Cambrian Railways Trust






Record Last Updated

28 May 2017


Preservation Modifications

Preservation Information
Preserved as part of two 2-car sets for the fledgling Cambrian Railway at Llynclys. Work started immediately with 56055 first operating with 51205 in May 2005.

It was later decided to reform the two sets and 56055 was paired with 51187 as the other two vehicles were in better condition. 56055's set forming a "maintenance spare" which due to a series of faults saw no use.

In March 2007 a £10,000 Lottery Grant enabled a more thorough restoration of 56055 to progress.

During 2011, electrical faults were being attended to which were eventually traced to missing components, faulty jumper cables and disconnected wires under the desk, to try and make 56055 "talk" to its partner 51205.

56055 was formed with DMBS51205and entered service for the 2013 running season, enabling the other set, 51187/51512to be withdrawn for bodywork repairs.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.


56055 under restoration, 27/7/13. David Beardmore


56055, undergoing repaint into original BR Green at Lynclys, 6/6/08. 40011 Mauretania


54055 at Lynclys, 30-5-05. Mac Winfield