56484 Class 108 Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory

Home Railway

Poulton & Wyre Railway

Location History

Peak Rail 92-Jun 08

Current Location

Midland Railway Butterley

 

Midland Railway Butterley Jun 08-Present

Current Status

Stored

 

 

Current Livery

BR Blue & Grey

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51937

 

 

Owner

Poulton & Wyre Railway Society

 

 

Website

pwrd.org

   

Record Last Updated

27 December 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Preserved at Peak Rail in the early 1990s with partner 51937 along with three other Class 108 units. It seems that this unit remained in storage there for nearly 15 years, however in June 2008 the two car unit was moved to the Midland Railway to become part of the DMU Group fleet there, with financial contribution from a private individual. Interestingly, when based at Tyseley Depot, shortly before withdrawal, 56484 was formed in set T027 with Class 114 vehicle 53019 which was also based at Butterley in preservation.

However no restoration was undertaken of note apart from the reinstatement of a few missing items and some repairs to interior panelling, as work initially concentrated on 56484's partner 51937. Meanwhile 56484 was stored in the infamous "DMU headshunt" at Butterley. Further subsequent changes in circumstances resulted in the the vehicle being sold in 2015 as the resources to undertake the its restoration would not be available.

The new owner was announced in November 2015 as the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society whio had been give a match funded grant of £5,000 from Wyre Borough Council to purchase rolling stock for its new preserved railway between Poulton and Fleetwood in Lancashire.

Future Plans
Fundraising is currently in progress to raise the estimated £18,000 required to complete the restoration of this vehicle and partner 51937. Once this target is reached, 56484's restoration will be completed by the Midland Railway Butterleyon a contract basis, after which 56484 will move to its new home the Poulton & Wyre Railway.

 

54484 stored at Butterley, 23/5/10. David Beardmore

   

Stored in the north siding at Butterley awaiting its turn for restoration, 1/09. Eddie Knorn