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

Under Restoration



Current Livery

Green (Plain End)



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)





Cambrian Railways Trust






Record Last Updated

1 July 2014


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 pared with 51187 as the other two vehicles were in better condition. This set forming a "maintenance spare" which due to a series of faults saw no use.

In March 2007 a £10,000 Lottery Grant enabled the full 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.

The vehicle has yet to reenter traffic.

Future Plans
To return to service when resources allow, paired with 51205.


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