56352 Class 101 Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory

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East Lancashire Railway05-Aug 12

Current Location

North Norfolk Railway

 

North Norfolk Railway Aug 12-Present

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51192

 

 

Owner

National Railway Museum

 

 

Website

www.nrm.org.uk

   

Record Last Updated

20 July 2016

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
56352 was latterly part of set 101659 and was withdrawn from the Manchester area in the early 2000’s. It was selected for preservation by the National Railway Museumand became part of the National Collection, along with its partner, 51192.

56352 was never moved to the National Railway Museum, being put on a seven year loan to the East Lancashire Railway where it arrived in as-withdrawn condition in 2005.

56352 was in good condition however, so was launched into passenger service briefly in November 2005, before being taken out of service a year later for a repaint into BR Green.

56352 & 51192 then operated ELRDMU services during the 2007-2012 seasons, running midweek in the summer and at weekends during the low season. In 2009, repairs to the floor in the toilet area at the rear of the vehicle were made, the old one having rotted beyond repair. At first it was the minstay of operations, however its workload was gradually shared following the introuduction of the line's Class 122 in 2009 and Class 108 in 2011.

56352 & 51192were moved to the North Norfolk Railwayin 2012 as the original loan agreement had expired. The NRM agreed a five year loan with the NNR, who were to use 56352 & 51192 as a supporting set for the line's very intensively used Class 101 set, 51228 & 56062, as 51228 in particular was in need of some time out for overhaul. Regular entry into NNR service was delayed however folowing some mechanical problems discovered on 51192 which had to be rectified over the winter months.

During the 2013 season, 51228 was dogged with mechanical problems, but was finally made reliable during June. 56352 then ran all of the railway's DMU services for the latter part of 2013.

In early 2014, 56352 was withdrawn from service due to rotten door posts. These were temporarily repaired slowly over the summer and in September the vehicle was fitted with replacement cab end buffers as well as new batteries. It was then returned to traffic with 51192.

Future Plans
To maintain in service. It is planned for 56352 to have a part repaint during December 2016, although this is a stop-gap measure as the vehicle really requires more extensive bodywork attention.

 

M56352/M51192 stand at Sheringham with the 11:15 to Holt during half term week operations, 18/2/15. Chris Moxon

   

During engineering works within the yard during the railway's closed season, M56352/M51192 were stabled in the station area at Weybourne, 23/1/15. Chris Moxon

   

M56352 at Weybourne whilst out of traffic undergoing door repairs, 19/10/14. Chris Moxon

   

M56352/M51192 in service at Holt, 17/6/13. Chris Moxon

   

M56352/M51192 arrive into Bury Bolton Street (Platform 4) with the 10:00 Heywood-Rawtenstall service during the annual DMU Day, 17/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

M56352/M51192 at Bury Bolton Street (Platform 4) with the 10:00 Heywood-Rawtenstall service during the annual DMU Day, 17/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

56352 gleams in the sunshine passing Heap Bridge during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

56352 having just crossed the motorway at Heap Bridge during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

Corridor end view of 56352 standing at Rawtenstall during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

56352 stands at Rawtenstall during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

56352 arriving into Ramsbottom, 30/1/10. Chris Moxon

   

56352 departing Ramsbottom, 30/1/10. Chris Moxon

   

56352 at Bury running shutles in conjunction with the ELR's Santa Specials, 20/12/09. Chris Moxon

   

56352 stabled at Bury, 14/3/09. David Beardmore

   

51192 arrives into Irwell Vale during the 2009 DMU Day, 7/2/09. Chris Moxon

   

51192 arrives into Bury during the 2009 DMU Day, 7/2/09. Chris Moxon

   

56352 passing the crossing at Townsend Fold, the repaint almost being complete, 6/12/08. Simon Cross

   

56352 leaving Irwell Vale during the diesel gala, 2/7/08. Ian McDonald

   

The 12:55 Rawtenstall - Heywood passes Townsend Fold on the set's first day in traffic, 5/11/05. Simon Cross

   

The National Railway Museum's 54352 and 51192 outside Castlecroft, 17/8/05. Simon Cross

 

Interior

 

M56352's rear saloon, 1/4/08. Anon Mouse