56099 Class 100 Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory (Scrapped)

Last Location

West Somerset Railway

Location History

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 73-85

Current Status

Scrapped at Mayer Parry, Snailwell 1991

 

Swanage Railway 85-Aug 86

Last Livery

Non Standard Green & Cream (Half Yellow Panel)

 

West Somerset Railway Aug 86-91

Partner Vehicle(s)

50341

   

Record Last Updated

7 May 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Withdrawn from BR in 1973, 56099 was one of the first DMU vehicles to be preserved. Initially running in blue on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, this and the three other class 100 vehicles based there were useful vehicles proving economical to run during the line's early years.

56099 was soon repainted into a non standard LNER Green & Cream.

In 1979/80 it was re-liveried again into Dark Green & Cream with silver roof and yellow end panels.

Five years later 56099 and partner vehicle 50341 had fallen into disuse and were disposed of.

The Swanage Railway bought 56099, along with 50341, 51118 and 56097. However 56099 was never used in service on the line, and was sold to the West Somerset Railway the following year.

The West Somerset Railway purchased 56099 as a long term restoration project. Some bodywork was undertaken; however it was cut up at Mayer Parry, Snailwell in 1991, leaving only three Class 100trailer cars in preservation. This was due to the vehicle’s poor condition and the railway’s decision to standardise on DMU types; who chose to retain a fleet of 115/117 suburban vehicles.

 

56099 stored at Minehead. The vehicle was scrapped two years later, 26/8/89. Tony Willmore

   

56099 stabled at Minehead, 23/8/87. David McGuire

   

The two NYMR Class 100 sets about to pass Grosmont depot, 26/5/81. It's believed the formation is 56099 (closest), 50341, 51118 and 56097. Jerry Glover

   

56099, 50341, 51118 & 56097 in service on the NYMR, 1979. Ian Docwra

   

This is thought to be 56099 at the rear of a formation leaving Goathland in September 1974. Ian Francis