56062 Class 101 Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory

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Location History

North Norfolk Railway Aug 03-Present

Current Location

North Norfolk Railway

 

 

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51228

 

 

Owner

North Norfolk Railway PLC

 

 

Website

www.nnrailway.co.uk

   

Record Last Updated

5 December 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
56062 was latterly part of 101655 until being withdrawn in 2002 and split from its partner during storage at MOD Shoeburyness. Purchased by the North Norfolk Railway plc, it arrived in August 2003 and entered service in 2004 following bodywork repairs. Partner vehicle 51228 got a more thorough overhaul, along with some backdating features, 56062 settling for a quick repaint into BR Blue.

56062, along with partner 51228, settled into intensive programme of use on off peak services, regularly covering 5,000 miles running per year. Being the only first generation DMU on the railway, mechanical work had to be done as and when required, the set never spending particularly long out of traffic if possible.

Late 2009 saw the set taken out of service for more extensive repairs. Because 51228 was covered more thoroughly in 2004, 56062 had the majority of repairs. The vehicle was stripped down in the carriage works, with much bodywork around the windows (which were all removed) and other vulnerable areas. Many original features were re-instated, including the short gutters above the doors, the tungsten interior lighting, and the as-built 4-light arrangement on the cab (56062 became the first 101 in preservation to have these re-instated). The overhaul was completed after a repaint into original lined green livery with speed whiskers, the vehicle returning to traffic in June 2010.

56062 continued to see intensive use during the 2010, 2011 & 2012 seasons operating as a second train at off-peak times, along with evening duties during the tourist season plus winter running.

In late 2012 partner 51228 was withdrawn for mecanical and body overhaul, so 56062 spent a period out of service (remaining operational) while the powercar received the required repairs. Winter 2013/2014 was spent undercover in the railway's storage facility.

In 2014, 56062 was required in service with 51192 for the summer season, as the latter's partner was withdrawn for repairs. These were completed in October, 56062 returning to store once again.

Between June and August 2015, the vehicle received light bodywork repairs and a full repaint, keeping its BR Green but with the later (BR) style of lining.

56062 is currently stored servicable awaiting the completion of 51228's overhaul.

Future Plans
56062 will return to traffic once powercar 51228 is released from overhaul.

 

E56062 at Weybourne, freshly repainted, 24/8/15. Chris Moxon

   

E56062 painted in first coat of gloss, 25/6/15. Chris Moxon

   

E56062 painted in undercoat, 11/6/15. Chris Moxon

   

E56062 during the rubbing down process, 4/6/15. Chris Moxon

   

E56062 & E51228 descend Kelling Heath bank on a Holt-Sheringham service, 20/6/12. Chris Moxon

   

E56062 & E51228 rest during the ample turnaround time at Sheringham prior to another trip to Holt, 20/6/12. Chris Moxon

   

E56062 & E51228 pass the imposing distant signal at Sheringham Golf Course, 20/6/12. Chris Moxon

   

Stabled in the yard during a shunt at Weybourne, 12/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

View of the recently refurbished cab end showing the four marker lights, 1/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

Stabled in the yard at Weybourne, 1/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

At Weybourne, 11/8/08.Daniel Adkins

   

Catching the sun at Weybourne, 5/8/08. Chris Moxon

   

Departing Weybourne bound for Sheringham, 5/8/08. Chris Moxon

   

Waiting for another train at Weybourne bound for Holt, 20/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

Rear view of the vehicle at Weybourne, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

Underframe view of the vehicle at Weybourne, 2/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

56062 & 51228 in service at Weybourne, 3/10/04. David Beardmore

   

During restoration at Weybourne, 12/9/03. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

The cab, drivers side, 26/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

The cab, secondmans side, 26/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

The front saloon, 26/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

The middle saloon, 26/7/08. Chris Moxon

   

The rear saloon, 26/7/08. Chris Moxon